RCMP is working to identify the cause of a confirmed fire that killed two people in Litton, British Columbia.



Litton, British Columbia — In Litton, British Columbia, mountains are on the scene, destroying most of the village and working to determine the cause of the fire that killed two people.

BCRCMP Communications Director Dawn Roberts said at a press conference on Sunday that investigators had access to the village on Saturday.

“There is no timeline about how long it will take, but it will be thorough. We ask for the patience of everyone so that we can investigate time and space to determine the facts,” she says. I did.

Prime Minister John Horgan said he had previously heard anecdotal evidence related to the onset of the fire and trains running in the community.

According to Roberts, police officers are working to track witnesses and those who may have information about the cause of the fire.

“I’m very aware that people in the area may have been evacuated or are now in different parts of the state,” she said.

Roberts urged those who could not track or contact unexplained family and friends to contact the RCMP.

However, she said there are currently no active missing person investigations.

Federal Public Security Minister Bill Blair said in a statement posted on Twitter on Sunday that the government had approved a request for assistance from British Columbia.

More than 100 firefighters are expected to arrive on Monday, and preparations are underway to limit potential exposure to COVID-19.

There have been 174 fires across the state, 37 in the last 24 hours.

Cliff Chapman, state director of BC Wildfire Service, said the crew expects temperatures to return to seasonal standards this week.

Emergency Management BCs Chapman and Pader Brach also acknowledged the shortcomings of communicating with indigenous communities.

“Unfortunately, as we move forward, I think we need to do a better job of getting these community leaders part of the plan,” Chapman said.

Chief Matt Pasco, head of the Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council, was first contacted by the government 12 hours after the start of the evacuation and was not about members of the affected community, but about his cows. Said.

Elsewhere, the Central Coutoney district says a burning wildfire near Castlegar, British Columbia, is under control and is expected to be fully contained by Sunday night.

As uncontrollable wildfires continue to burn, orders continue to evacuate more than 100 homes 40km southwest of Kamloops, British Columbia.

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