Kimberley’s mayor was among the local politicians who recently took a flying tour over the Meachen Creek fire.
Don McCormick says seeing the difficult terrain firefighters are dealing with makes him further appreciate their efforts.
“We’ve been talking about how remote it was and how difficult it was to get equipment in. That was impassible terrain, something you can’t quite see on a map. When you’re there you get appreciation for it.”
McCormick says he appreciated fire crews taking the time to give him a tour.
The fire was sparked by lightning August 1st and it has grown to more than 9,200 hectares.
– Don McCormick – Mayor of Kimberley