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Fundraiser for Kelowna firefighter who had truck stolen while dealing with Christie Mountain blaze

Connor Callaghan's truck was stolen.
August 23, 2020 - 1:56 PM

Family members of the firefighter whose truck was stolen this week while he battled the Christie Mountain blaze are rallying support to offset his loss.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for Connor Callaghan who, after three night shifts fighting the Christie Mountain wildfire on Aug. 21, found  his truck/camper stolen from the parking lot at the BC Wildfire base in  Merritt BC.

"This truck had been his home the past two summers while he fought wildfires in B.C. and Alberta. All of his belongings were in it including his camping gear, laptop, iPad and school bag that he needed for his last year of university starting in September. He studies Mechanical Engineering," the GoFundMe set up by Sarah and Gillian Callaghan, Connor's siblings.

They said the truck has been in our family for 17 years, and has sentimental value.

"Our dad bought it new in 2003 and sold it to our brother in 2017. Together they have accumulated over 670,000km on the truck, maintaining it was something Connor and our dad liked to do together," he said.

"Connor held the truck close to his heart and we don't think any amount of money could replace the truck's sentimental value. In case anyone has seen, or sees the truck in the Lower Mainland please notify the police."

The truck is a Navy Blue 2003 Toyota Tundra with the license plate: JY 3181. There is canopy and a Thule bike rack on the back, but without the ski box as seen in pictures. Tailgate is grey.

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