Blaze, standoff keep firefighters, police busy in Kamloops

A frenetic June 23 night for first responders.

Tuesday night was frenetic for first responders in Kamloops as a standoff in Brocklehurst and a semi-truck fire in Valleyview had Mounties and firefighters busy.

Police were called to a home on Newton Street in Brocklehurst, where officers were urging a person inside to surrender to authorities. As of 11 p.m., police had brought in a canine unit to help resolve the situation.

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Across the city in Valleyview, Kamloops Fire Rescue crews were busy dealing with a semi-truck hauling a load of hand sanitizer that caught fire on the Trans-Canada Highway, in front of The Brick store.

The truck was ablaze in the highway’s eastbound lanes, backing up traffic past the Peterson Creek Bridge. Firefighters managed to douse the fire and, as of 11:30 p.m., the truck remained in the highway lane.

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On June 23, police were called to a home on Newton Street in Brocklehurst, where officers were urging a person inside to surrender to authorities. - Nathan Ritchie
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