Time started – prior to 2pm Saturday
Location – Nk’ Mip Vineyard area – Vineyard Rd off Tucelnuit Drive (OIB)
Oliver Fire Department responded
Police in attendance but not the usual local officers.
In an unmarked car – two gang enforcement members in the neighbourhood it would seem.
Good water supply adjacent to the irrigation water canal east of Oliver Ready Mix.
Some concern to evacuate out of country migrant workers who are living on the vineyard adjacent to the fire scene.
Cause of fire – Town of Oliver which has a pumphouse in the area says: ” I met Fortis and Oliver fire department on scene as one of the town pump stations was down and Yes it was a couple birds , they land on the bare primaries next to the transformers and …..poof a fuse melts causing sparks to rain down which started the fire.” Adrian Zandvliet
New to me – Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit
CFSEU-BC, while conducting its own investigations into those who post the greatest risk to public safety due to gang violence, plays a vital support role to police agencies in BC and beyond, frequently collaborating with law enforcement agencies across the country and around the world. The integrated approach enhanced coordination and strategic deployment against violent threats posed by organized crime groups and gangs in BC, Canada, and abroad.
CFSEU-BC’s presence in communities across British Columbia sends a message to those who benefit from and are responsible for these crimes and the violence that occurs it is our intention to hold those individuals accountable for their actions and keep the citizens of BC safe.