Resort Now Home to Firefighters
Prince George, B.C. – Although the Spruce Hill Resort and Spa at 108 Mile (formerly known as the Hills Health Ranch) was evacuated July 9th, it is acting as home to a number of firefighters, helicopter crews and emergency officials who are battling the Cariboo fires.
Located across the highway from the South Cariboo Regional Airport, ( also known as 108 Mile Ranch Airport) the resort has become a key location for emergency workers.
General Manager of Spruce Hill Resort, Len Doucette put out the call to the resort’s former owners to help out, and Pat and Juanita Corbett were quick to return to the facility they had run for more than 3 decades.
“Just down the highway from Spruce Hills, 108 Mile Golf Resort is also housing and feeding workers.” says Amy Thacker, CEO of Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association. “We are hearing stories from all throughout our region of tourism and hospitality businesses making huge efforts to help firefighting efforts and evacuees.”