Cariboo firefighters sent to the U.S.

Thirty-seven firefighters from the Cariboo Fire Centre were deployed in trucks to Omak, Washington on Sept. 15 to help fight fires.

  • Sep. 17, 2012 11:00 a.m.

Thirty-seven firefighters from the Cariboo Fire Centre were deployed in trucks to Omak, Washington on Sept. 15 to help fight fires.

Fire information officer Jenny Fremlin says the firefighters were joined by eight single resource personnel who will perform various functions.

“We always send at least one resource person who will act a liaison,” Fremlin says.

The marshalling point will be in Omak and from there it will be dependent on where resources are needed.

At this point there are no fires of concern in the Cariboo region, while the cause of the small fire in the River Valley Trail across the creek from the area known as the ashtray that took place Sept. 6 remains under investigation.