National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Dalyce Dogterom recalls the night a neighbouring house, in Quadra Island’s remote community of Bold Point, caught fire a couple of years ago.
She couldn’t see the blaze from her property, but the night sky glowed red, she said.
Residents’ calls to 911 brought out the police and the ambulance service to treat the residents for smoke inhalation.
But the Quadra Island Fire Department (QIFD) wasn’t called out because fire protection services in the less densely populated and more isolated northern part of the island falls to the BC Wildfire Service, Dogterom said Monday.
The provincial wildfire service does not fight structure or residence fires, but rather forest fires.
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