Man arrested after ‘spring clean’ fire blows out of control in Lil’wat Nation

 By Roisin Cullen  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter PIQUE NEWSMAGAZINE A man was arrested last week after a “spring-cleaning” fire at a property on Main Street in Mount Currie blew out of control. Pemberton Fire Rescue and the Lil’wat Nation Volunteer Fire Department attended the scene on April 5. The man, who is not a member of Lil’wat Nation, has not been identified. The Lil’wat Nation previously urged people not to light fires when disposing of debris in their yards due to the dangerous risk of the blazes spiralling out of control. The Lil’wat Nation FireSmart program also organized a pick-up service for construction material, branches and bushes. The group will also erect notices around the community soon. The Lil’wat Nation’s FireSmart coordinator, Dillon Bikadi, said the property that caught on…

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