Speaking at a news conference last Sunday, Aug. 26, Lake Country Fire Chief Darren Lee became emotional as he talked about the firefighters who had spent the last three days working to save homes and communities in B.C.’s Okanagan.
“It’s been a long few days,” Lee said, visibly holding back tears. “You know, for thousands of years, just regular people stepped up to be warriors, to protect their villages, protect their neighbours, and you know, there’s people out there working 36, 48-hour shifts, and they take an absolute beating.”
“They know their family’s being evacuated while they’re trying to defend their neighbour’s home, and they just keep going.”
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