Out of control fire extinguished by two Kamloops men

By Jill Sperling / Chad Harris
April 28, 2016 - 2:17pm Updated: April 28, 2016 - 4:23pm

KAMLOOPS — Armed with only a 3-gallon bucket, an axe, and a shovel two friends took on an out-of control fire last night, April 27, near Jaimeson Creek.

Braeden Shaw-MacLaren says he and his friend were heading to a rural area when they saw several vehicles driving the other direction.

"They were all going at a pretty fair rate, and then we went up Jamieson, about 3km, we kind of noticed a glare through the trees, and we looked in there was a good size fire going," said Shaw-MacLaren.

He says adrenaline kicked in and they jumped into action, hauling water from the creek and chopping down trees to prevent the fire from spreading.

"I just saw that it was going, and that is one of my favourite spots to go, just because of the really nice views, a really nice rock cliff, I didn't want to see that all burned down," explained Shaw-MacLaren.

Shaw-MacLaren says he called the BC Wildfire Service for assistance but was told the location couldn't be found on the map.

He says it took about 2 hours to put out the fire and fire crews never showed up while he was on scene.

Calls to the BC Wildfire Service this afternoon for comment were not returned at time of publishing. 

 

In May, 2012 seven individuals were handed punishments for starting a fire near Noble Creek.

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