Answers on Paul Lake Fire Protection available Wednesday night

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PAUL LAKE - Community members concerned about fire protection in the Paul Lake area will learn more about the plans from the Thompson Nicola Regional District on Wednesday night.

The district will host a public information meeting at the Harper Mountain Ski Lodge on Wednesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. to discussed the proposed time and financial backing for fire protection.

Currently, Paul Lake Fire Protection holds a parcel of Crown land - but no firehall to store firefighting tools and vehicles.

Ron Storie, TNRD's Manager of Community Services released few details on the meeting, only saying a proposal plans and financial budgets will be discussed.

Storie said this meeting will outline fire protection at Paul Lake and will not address protection at Pinantan Lake because the two are separate.

"They may be looking at their own fire department but we haven't heard back from them yet," Storie said. 

Members of both communities have been requesting fire services because both hamlets are out of range to receive Kamloops services. 

Cory George, a volunteer firefighter for Pinantan Lake Fire Protection, lost his General Store earlier this year to a fire. The blaze burned itself out because the location is out of fire service area.

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