Residents drive past fire crews as they return to Logan Lake to fight the Tremont Creek wildfire. (File Photo)

Residents drive past fire crews as they return to Logan Lake to fight the Tremont Creek wildfire. (File Photo)

Agassiz firefighters praised for ‘unwavering dedication’ fighting 2021 Logan Lake fires

Logan Lake evacuated 1,100 homes during last year’s wildfires

A letter of appreciation has come through for the Agassiz Fire Department.

During the most recent District of Kent Council meeting, councillors reviewed a letter of thanks from the District of Logan Lake, who expressed gratitude to local firefighters for their help during last year’s wildfires.

On Aug. 12, Logan Lake issued evacuation orders for more than 1,100 homes.

“This day will forever be remembered in our hearts as the day that we believed the raging Tremount Creek Wildfire would overcome the community of Logan Lake,” the letter from Logan Lake mayor and council read. “It is undeniable that without the assistance from the fire departments who offered time away from their families and resources donated by local businesses, we would not be here today to tell our story of perseverance and resiliency in the face of this momentous natural disaster.”

Agassiz sent a local fire engine to Logan Lake and to assist other communities struggling against wildfires in the Interior in particular. Agassiz firefighters also battled the blazes in the Lyton/Spences Bridge area the month before.

“On behalf of the District of Logan Lake, we want to thank you for your unwavering dedication to protecting and assisting our community during this emergency.”

Kent-Harrison Emergency Support Service volunteers offered their own assistance in supporting and hosting wildfire evacuees.


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