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Mudslide prompts evacuation in Vernon

Vernon Fire Department
February 02, 2020 - 8:56 AM

Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a small mudslide Saturday afternoon on Mount Robson Place.

Firefighters were called just after 2 p.m. Feb. 1, to the area due to reports of water and mud sliding down the hill and on to the street of a local development.

“As a precaution, six units were evacuated,” Fire Chief David Lind said in a press release.

“There were no injuries reported due to the slide and no structures were immediately involved. The residents have received assistance from Emergency Support Services and have been provided food and accommodations for the night.”

A Geotechnical Engineer is now assessing the hillside. Chief Lind said the topsoil is sloughing and that is expected to cause a mess for a short time, but there is no immediate risk to people in the area.

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