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BC’s fire season is coming to an end and not a moment too soon for Delbrook area residents.
Friday evening, September 15th, three fires were apparently started in yards and parks in the south Delbrook area. One fire was started in the soccer field area and two on private property. Fortunately, there were no injuries and no houses were affected. A passing videographer captured some of the action and posted it to his YouTube channel at his Canadian Treasure Hunter site. The video is below.
Subsequent discussion with police and firefighters found the cause of the fires was arson and not a thrown cigarette butt.
As the video shows, one tree was candling or torching and sparks could have spread to trees and homes in other areas including Mission Creek. One fire fighter said the situation could have gotten out of control.
It is hard to imagine in this year’s BC fire season how anyone could have been so stupid as to start fires. Let’s hope North Shore RCMP find the people responsible. If you have any knowledge of this please contact the police.
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