Bush fire keeps town firefighters hopping

Qualicum Beach firefighters were busy in August, but overall activity was down

Firefighters in Qualicum Beach found themselves suddenly busy in August, with an increase of 141 staff hours over the month.

Much of the reason, said Fire Chief Darryl Kohse in his monthly report to council, was because of an interface fire along Highway 19 that required several hours to extinguish.

Although it was small, he said, it was very difficult to access, due to terrain and the time of day.

Of the 46 calls in August, 28 were for medical aid, while six calls were for false alarms.

 

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