100 Mile House Fire Rescue had a busy three days

Firefighters attend a grass fire, structure fire and down power lines

While attending a nearby grass fire

While attending a nearby grass fire

Around 3 p.m. on March 18, 100 Mile House Fire Rescue responded with 10 members to two mutual aid callouts to assist Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department (FGVFD).

The first fire was a grass fire located at Buffalo Creek area and Fire Rescue crews worked with Forest Grove firefighters to suppress the fire and were on scene for a few hours.

While at this scene, a second call was received around 4 p.m. by the FGVFD for a structure fire near the Canim Lake Reserve. Fire Rescue crews responded to this fire with three apparatus to assist the FGVFD members. They were on scene for about three hours.

The Canim Lake Band provided water resources.

All occupants were out of the house at the time of arrival and the fire was contained to the area of origin, says Fire Rescue fire chief Roger Hollander.

Downed power lines

Around 9:11 p.m. on March 20, Fire Rescue responded to power lines down at Fifth Street and Highway 97.

Upon arrival, it was determined that a semi-truck had struck a power pole severing the pole at its base. The driver was already out of the vehicle and was not injured.

100 Mile House Fire Rescue crews established a perimeter and escorted a family to safety as they were in a nearby vehicle but were advised to initially stay in place.

BC Hydro crews restored power to the area shortly after.

Hollander would like to remind folks, that if they find themselves in a situation where they are in a vehicle with power lines down, they stay in the vehicle until hydro crews disconnect the power and first responders determine it is safe to leave the vehicle.