As a homeowner near Carmi Avenue, I would like to extend high praise for B.C. Wildfire crews and the Penticton fire department for hitting the Saliken Road wildfire fast and hard last week.
I came home from work and saw the fire, which filled me with immediate dread. But once I saw how fast the planes came in and the blinking red lights of the fire trucks, I knew they had it under control.
As a former firefighter myself, I know the commitment and sacrifice it takes to protect the community, and these men and women deserve the highest honour. That fire had some serious potential to ravage the mountain and the homes around it, so it gave me and my family much relief and peace of mind knowing we were in good hands.
Thank you so much to our forestry crews and Penticton firefighters for being our true guardian angels.