Fire near ashtray in WL river valley

Cariboo Fire Centre crews responded to a fire in the River Valley Trail near the area known locally as the “ashtray” Thursday afternoon.

  • Sep. 10, 2012 6:00 p.m.

Cariboo Fire Centre crews responded to a fire in the River Valley Trail near the area known locally as the “ashtray” Thursday afternoon, and were back in there Friday morning attacking it with sprinklers.

Regional fire control officer Reg Trapp says a little fire got going in some tires in the bottom of the ashtray on the west side of Williams Lake River. “Once we responded and felt that the fire wasn’t going to go anywhere at the present time, we pulled the crews off because we don’t have the scotch packs that structural firefighters have,” Trapp says. “It’s pretty toxic smoke, so we pulled them out and secured the area.”

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