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Mcleese Lake VFD hosts Wild Fire Angels From Fort McMurray

They found a way to say thank you and couldn’t have picked a better weekend to show it.

Several trucks from Fort McMurray were arriving approximately one year ago to the Mcleese Lake Fire Department loaded with supplies to help residents of the Cariboo during the wildfires.

Ian Hicks President of the Mcleese Lake Volunteer Fire Department remembers that day

“I looked out the window and there’s a truck from Fort McMurray with a trailer then there was another truck from Fort McMurray with a trailer pulled up, and I said to the first guy, oh there’s your buddies over there and he looks down the parking lot and says he doesn’t know those guys. There were groups of people who didn’t even know each other ending up in the same parking lot in little Mcleese Lake unloading supplies, it was unbelievable.”

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Hicks said thanks to his friend Vicky’s suggestion of having a weekend for the ‘Wild Fire Angels” from Fort McMurray, this never would have been possible.

“Vicky tossed this idea around of putting on a weekend for them and there was enough time, being four or five months away that some of them said oh i can put that down on my calendar. Next thing you know they had a bunch of them, and the next thing you know it starts to snowball and then yes we’re all coming”.

13 in total showed up and Hicks said a lot of new friendships were made over the two days.

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