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Penticton residents asked to steer clear of firetrucks in neighbourhoods

The Christie Mountain wildfire taken this morning, Aug. 21.
August 21, 2020 - 10:07 AM

The City of Penticton is asking that residents steer clear of fire trucks and crews to give them space to work if the Christie Mountain wildfire crosses city limits in the southeast.

“It’s absolutely critical that residents and motorists do not obstruct fire trucks and crews, many of which are now visible throughout the southern portion of our community,” said Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki, in a press release.

Residents may also see fire personnel in close proximity to their homes. Personnel have been deployed into these neighbourhoods as a pre-planning measure and residents are asked to cooperate with any requests they may have. 

READ MORE: Drivers warned not to stop on highway to view Penticton wildfire

Sports fields may be used as staging areas for equipment and residents may also encounter fire crews and personnel from other communities who have joined the Penticton Fire Department to help protect the city, according to the news release.


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