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October 27, 2017 4:08 pm

One Month Anniversary for Elephant Hill Fire

Monday, August 7, 2017 @ 2:43 PM

Prince George, B.C. – It has been a month since the Elephant Hill fire in the Kamloops Fire Centre was sparked,  and  investigators  continue to  search  for  those responsible for starting that blaze.The fire is the  largest  of the  130 fires  currently burning in B.C.   and has been  responsible for  the evacuation of thousands from their homes,  and the loss of property.

Since it  began,  it has consumed an estimated 110,236 hectares, or about 20% of  the land scorched  by fires in B.C. since April.

Progress on battling that  fire   is dependent on the weather says Kevin Skrepnek, Chief Information officer with the B.C. Wildfire Service “We have a lot of people out there,  doing everything  they can to contain these fires,  to keep people out of harms way , although man made, this is a natural disaster.”

RCMP Staff Sergeant Annie Linteau says the investigation  into  who  started this fire is far from over ” Our investigation is  ongoing,  but obviously information from the public is always crucial.”

She encourages anyone  who may have information on this investigation  to contact  the tip line  “It is imperative that anyone, even  if they think the information they have is very little,  if they can just share that information with us.”

The tip line number is 1-855-685-8788.



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