Ministry: firefighters who enjoyed campfire were fined

By James Peters
August 23, 2017 - 12:20pm Updated: August 24, 2017 - 10:02am

KAMLOOPS — CFJC Today has uncovered more information on punishment for a group of firefighters caught enjoying a campfire during a burning ban earlier this summer.

The wildfire crew was photographed on the shore of Adams Lake July 11, eating pizza around a campfire.

The BC Wildfire Service conducted an investigation, and on August 10, said the results of the investigation would be kept internal.

Today, CFJC has learned a separate investigation was completed by natural resource officers under the provincial Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

That probe resulted in a fine of $1,150 being levied, as well as three warning tickets issued.

The information was uncovered when a member of the public, unsatisfied with the internal investigation, persistently emailed the provincial ministry.

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