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Fire crews cleanup at Stampede Grounds

Williams Lake firefighter Rayna Carpenter (left) and Wildfire Management Branch Cariboo Fire Centre fire protection assistant Neil Dehoog during a prescribed burn Wednesday evening at the Stampede Grounds. - Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Williams Lake firefighter Rayna Carpenter (left) and Wildfire Management Branch Cariboo Fire Centre fire protection assistant Neil Dehoog during a prescribed burn Wednesday evening at the Stampede Grounds.
— image credit: Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

The Williams Lake fire department and Wildfire Management Branch Cariboo Fire Centre combined forces Wednesday evening doing prescribed burns at the Stampede Grounds.

“It’s our first joint agency exercise,” said forest protection assistant Kyle Miller as he prepared to begin the burning.

By working together, the two agencies can learn techniques from each other.

Williams Lake fire chief Des Webster pointed to the break CFC crews were creating before starting the larger burn along the highway side.

“That’s something new for us,” Webster said of the break.

In the event of an urban interface fire, the two groups will have a head start by having face-to-face experience from the exercises, Miller said.

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