Burton volunteers training and extinguishing fires in 2012
We reformed the fire group approximately one year ago and are now back in operation with the truck and fire trailer.
The Burton Volunteer Fire Department has responded to three incidents this year to date. Firstly, on January 10 we responded to a report of a chimney fire on McCormack Road. Investigation revealed a stove throwing a lot of sparks out the chimney but no fire.
On July 13 we responded to the report of a downed power line and fire in the 4400 Block of Highway 6 West; Forestry also responded and we supported them with water supply and traffic control.
On August 23 we responded to the report of a fire in the 4700 Block of Highway 6 West on Scalping Knife Mountain, but were unable to assist due to the fire being located high up the mountain.
We continue to train every Monday at 7 p.m. on the truck, trailer and now SCBA, (self contained breathing apparatus) and welcome any new volunteers from the Burton/Arrow Park area.