‘Like herding cattle’: Marine crews struggle to keep boaters away from wildfire near Sicamous
The weather isn’t the only challenge for crews fighting a wildfire near Sicamous, B.C. There’s also boaters.
The Two Mile Road fire is situated just two kilometres from Sicamous and is burning out of control along the shores of Mara Lake.
On Tuesday, the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Shuswap station issued a plea to boaters, asking them to stay away.
But it appears some are not getting the message.
On Wednesday, station leader Ron Sutherland said water bombers had to abort at least one flight to refill their pontoons because boats were in the way.
“It’s like herding cattle. If you’ve tried to herd cattle, it’s very hard,” Sutherland told CTV News. “People just seem to want to get in the way and get a better view. It’s…