Thieves target B.C. Wildfire vehicle helping with flooding

Thieves target B.C. Wildfire vehicle helping with flooding

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B.C. Wildfire crews are in Oliver assisting with flooding mitigation and sandbagging. This week, one of their vehicles was broken into. (File photo)

A B.C. Wildfire service vehicle was the target of thieves near Oliver recently.

In a post on Twitter on Thursday morning, the regional district said the vehicle was broken into while crews were in the area to help with flooding.

Over 50 fire fighters from B.C. Wildfire have begun working in areas affected by flooding in the south Okanagan north of Oliver.

The Willowbrook and Sportsmen’s Bowl Road areas have been impacted by high water flows this spring and the communities remain under a state of local emergency.

B.C. Wildfire fire fighters have been strengthening sandbag defences in these locations over the last few days and are working hard to build sandbag reserves in strategic locations, the RDOS said in a release.

“As the spring freshet approaches, it will be invaluable to have the extra manpower in place,” the release stated.

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