Image credit: Facebook

Firefighters ignore campfire ban

A group of B.C. firefighters are being skewered online for enjoying a campfire Tuesday

A group of forest firefighters are in hot water on social media after they were captured enjoying a campfire on Adams Lake Tuesday evening.

A Facebook post showing the firefighters beside their campfire during a province-wide campfire ban has been shared more than 600 times since last night.

Rusty Clark took the initial photos and posted them to Facebook, asking residents to help him report the wildfire crew.

“Can somebody please report these idiots for me please!,” wrote Clark. “They’re at Gordon Bay on Adams Lake with a big campfire thinking that it’s OK. Our own fire fighters?”

Among the more than 100 comments on the post are people furious the firefighters are breaking their own rules.

“Holy they are dumb,” reads one comment. “They all should be fired!” says another.

“That’s what happens when out of towns fire crews come to fight fires…that’s why our local fire fighter contractors should be on the fires, not these unprofessional fire fighters,” added Carmen Byford.

“Just attended the informational meeting Monday evening stating these men are the best firefighters around,” wrote Brenda-Colin Blair. “Their conduct proves differently.”

The BC Wildfire Service says they are well aware of the photos and are investigating those involved and their actions.

“We are taking this very seriously,” says fire information office Justine Hunse.

Hunse says the province will release more information once they conduct a full investigation into the actions of their crew members.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Image credit: Facebook

Just Posted

Over the years, Janice Blackie-Goodine’s home in Summerland has featured elaborate Halloween displays and decorations each October. (File photo)
QUIZ: How much do you really know about Halloween?

Oct. 31 is a night of frights. How much do you know about Halloween customs and traditions?

The Remembrance Day ceremony in Lake Country is by invite only Nov. 11. (Black Press file photo)
Small Lake Country Remembrance service closed to public

Community asked not to show up due to COVID-19 restrictions

Some Vernon homes are sticking with traditions and setting up decorations for a spooktacular Halloween, despite all the horror of 2020. (Contributed)
Check out these spooktacular Vernon Halloween displays

Send us your address if you have a fright-worthy set up

Roseanne walking Academy of Inquiry and Adventure Okanagan students through Kalamalka Lake Park. (Rob Buchanan photo)
Get Outdoors! And go for a walk

Vernon columnist Roseanne Van Ee talks the perks of walks

City of Vernon crews will be working on handful of underground utilities projects which require temporary road closures and detours beginning Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (Black Press file photo)
More detours coming to Vernon roads next week

City crews will be working on several underground utilities projects starting Monday

Physical distancing signs are a common sight in B.C. stores and businesses. THE CANADIAN PRESS
272 more COVID-19 cases for B.C., outbreak at oil sands project

Three new health care outbreaks, three declared over

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Hiawatha RV Park will be demolished starting in February, to make room for a new condo development. Residents have four months to leave. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
‘I don’t know what to do’; Kelowna RV park resident pleas for eviction extension

Hiawatha RV Park residents have four months to leave the neighbourhood

Titled “Dutch Underground - Laren 1944,” Mineke Spencer’s parents Johanna and Albert Jan Koeslag (centre) sit with their 13 children, who ranged in age from seven (Minike) to 28. Mineke is the little girl with the big white bow in the front, left, beside sister Marie, also with a white bow. (Contributed)
Fearless allies: Shuswap woman reflects on childhood in Dutch Resistance

Mineke Spencer was three-years-old when Germany invaded her home in the Netherlands

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1987 file photo, actor Sean Connery holds a rose in his hand as he talks about his new movie “The Name of the Rose” at a news conference in London. Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. (AP Photo/Gerald Penny, File)
Actor Sean Connery, the ‘original’ James Bond, dies at 90

Oscar-winner was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000

A fundraising initiative has been set up to help Mirjana Komljenovic, who has been diagnosed with Hermansky Pudlak Syndome and requires $2,000 a month to cover the costs of her medication. (gofundme.com)
Fundraiser created to help Summerland woman with rare condition

Mirjana Komljenovic requires costly medication to treat Hermansky Pudlak Syndome

Heather Pescada is Ms. Halloween and when COVID threatened to ruin her haunted fun, she got creative, inventing a six foot candy chute at her Summerland, Trout Creek home.
(Peskelly Family Facebook page)
Okanagan Halloween house invents huge candy chute

The six foot chute looks like the snake from Nightmare Before Christmas

This house at 414 Royal Ave. became notorious for its residents’ and visitors’ penchant for attracting police. It was also the site of a gruesome torture in August 2018. It was demolished in 2019. KTW
6-year sentence for Kamloops man who helped carve ‘rat’ into flesh of fellow gang member

Ricky Dennis was one of three men involved in the August 2018 attack

Most Read