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Shuswap firefighters head north to fight Tumbler Ridge blaze

Regional District deploys 8 firefighters, 2 trucks to assist with fire that has residents evacuated
Some of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District firefighters deployed to assist with the Tumbler Ridge wildfire. (CSRD-Facebook image)

Shuswap firefighters are heading up north to help fight the fire blazing in Tumbler Ridge.

As of June 9, the wildfire had gotten as close as three kilometres away from the community, according to an update from the Tumbler Ridge district. Residents have been evacuated since Thursday afternoon (June 8).

READ MORE: Wildfire creeps close to Tumbler Ridge amid evacuation order

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District has deployed firefighters from the region and a truck from both the Shuswap and Anglemont departments.

The team includes members from various CSRD departments including White Lake, Shuswap, Ranchero Deep Creek, Anglemont and Swansea Point, reads a CSRD Facebook post.

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Rebecca Willson

About the Author: Rebecca Willson

I took my first step into the journalism industry in November 2022 when I moved to Salmon Arm to work for the Observer and Eagle Valley News. I graduated with a journalism degree in December 2021 from MacEwan University in Edmonton.
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