Is there a firebug at work on the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc lands?
Four suspicious blazes have been ignited on the First Nation on Sunday (April 11) and Monday, the latest being a large slash pile going up in flames in the early-morning hours of Monday, prompting a big response from Kamloops Fire Rescue and the Tk’emlups natural resources and planning and engineering departments
The larger fire of the four, which was lit at about 3:30 a.m., resulted in Kamloops Fire Rescue sending two engines, two bush trucks and a water tender. Tk’emlups helped with two 1,000-gallon (3,800-litre) water trailers, a front-end loader, an excavator and five members from the natural resources department.
While the quartet of blazes did not pose danger to the public, both the Tk’emlups band and Kamloops Fire Rescue are concerned due to the suspicious nature of the incidents. Both Tk’emlups and the fire department will be meeting with Kamloops RCMP to discuss the issue and work on ways to prevent future fires.
Anybody with information on the blazes is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.