Relating to preventing fires, it’s been all palms on deck within the Okanagan during the last 10 days and a newly-released photograph from Kelowna RCMP proves it.
An officer was captured on Aug. 23 preventing a blaze on obligation with a backyard hose close to the yard of a house on Parkinson Highway in West Kelowna.
RCMP says Cst. Borg had observed the fireplace and labored to maintain it underneath management till native crews hearth arrived on scene.
“He simply occurred to be in the correct place on the proper time,” stated Mike Della-Paolera, spokesperson for the Kelowna RCMP. “Greater than doubtless, he most likely saved the construction or saved injury to it.”
Della-Paolera added that native hearth crews had been preventing different spot fires when Borg observed the yard blaze.
“He determined that till the fireplace division comes, he was going to maintain it from getting out of hand.”
The officer has acquired reward on-line for the reason that RCMP launched the photograph earlier this week.
Borg’s efforts mark one in all a minimum of two fire-related cases this week that concerned the RCMP.
In one other publish, police say Cst. Ennis saved a cat named ‘Sassy’ whereas on patrol close to an evacuated property.
The efforts come as wildfires proceed to burn throughout the Okanagan.
Whereas the McDougall Creek wildfire stays uncontrolled and greater than 12,000 hectares in dimension, the pair of blazes in Kelowna and Lake Nation, respectively, at the moment are thought of held.