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City of Vernon Receives Reimbursement for Wildfire-Related Expenses – Vernon Morning Star

By on February 15, 2022 0


The City of Vernon was reimbursed by BC Wildfire Services for setting up a camp at Kin Race Track for firefighters from across the province battling the White Rock Lake Fire. (Morning Star file photo)

City of Vernon Receives Reimbursement for Forest Fire Expenses

Over $500,000 in city coffers after 2021 wildfire season




The City of Vernon will be reimbursed over half a million dollars for expenses incurred during the 2021 wildfire season.

The city will receive $556,953.

More than half of that – $280,083 – came from Emergency Management BC for the White Rock Lake wildfire risk and evacuee accommodations.

From BC Wildfire Services, the city will receive $243,644 for temporary staffing at the Predator Ridge Fire Hall, and an additional $33,226 for preparing the Kin Race Track site to accommodate a temporary staging base.

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