Man Fined for Setting Off Fireworks
Williams Lake, B.C. – A 34-year-old Williams Lake man was fined early this morning for setting off fireworks in the Carson Road area.
Williams Lake RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says the man told police he set the fireworks off in celebration of returning home after his evacuation.
“It is careless acts such as this that have the real potential to trigger even more interface wildfires in the area,” he says.
O’Donaghey says the man “sobered up” overnight in his cell and was later released though not before he was fined over $1,000 for allegedly dropping, releasing or mishandling a burning substance as well as ignoring restrictions under the BC Wildfire Act.
He says police would like to thank the public for calling in the complaint noting the outcome could have been much worse.