Fire looky-loos told to move on

Vernon mayor says there was a significant problem with motorists pulling over at the Tillicum Road fire

Vernon’s mayor has had enough of residents getting in the way at fires.

Akbal Mund says there was a significant problem with motorists pulling over and trying to take in the action at the Tillicum Road fire July 21.

“It really plugged up Silver Star Road,” Mund told the Regional District of North Okanagan board.

“The people (emergency personnel) fighting the fire couldn’t do their job.”

BX-Swan Lake firefighters and the B.C. Wildfire Service responded to the blaze.

A cause has not been determined but it’s not believed the fire was started by lightning.