More RCMP on the Way
Prince George, B.C. – The RCMP will soon have extra boots on the ground to assist those officers who have already been deployed to the wildfire aras in B.C.
Deputy Commissioner of E Division, Brenda Butterworth Carr, says 40 officers will be coming from Alberta.
She says RCMP deployed to the wildfire areas have been pulled from traffic and tactical units and they have been busy.
Ten people have already been arrested in the 100 Mie and Williams Lake areas for break and enters in the evacuated areas as Mounties patrol areas to ensure security of vacated private property.
Officers are also working on traffic control and assisting in evacuation efforts. Butterworth-Carr also says two RCMP officers have lost their homes to flames, one in the southeast the other in North District.