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Seven fined for dumping pallets that were ignited

Eight months after a forest fire was doused north of Westsyde, the last of the seven people charged in connection with the material that fed the blaze have pleaded guilty. - KTW FILE PHOTO
Eight months after a forest fire was doused north of Westsyde, the last of the seven people charged in connection with the material that fed the blaze have pleaded guilty.
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Eight months after a forest fire was doused north of Westsyde, the last of the seven people charged in connection with the material that fed the blaze have pleaded guilty.

All seven people admitted in bylaw court to dumping pallets on Noble Lake Service Road, from which the fire started.

All seven were fined $500 each, with the final four finishing up in court on Friday, Feb. 1. The cost to douse the blaze was about $67,000.

The fire occurred at the 1.7-kilometre mark of Noble Lake Service Road and was fought by Kamloops Fire Rescue and BC Forest Service firefighters, with a DC-3 air tanker dropping several loads of retardant in the effort.

The City of Kamloops is pleased with the outcome and felt that a clear message was sent to the public that this type of behaviour will not be accepted in our community," said KFR Capt. Sheldon Guertin.

 

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