One Month Anniversary for Elephant Hill Fire
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.