Quesnel, BC – Quesnel RCMP are investigating people taking advantage of the fire alerts and fire evacuation orders in the Quesnel area.
Quesnel RCMP are investigating a report of at least two men attending rural residences off Barkerville Highway (Hwy 26) near Quesnel saying they were fire officials and that people have to get out immediately.
These men were dressed in police type clothing and were wearing high visibility vests. The men did not provide identification and left the area in what is described as a black SUV type vehicle. The occupants of the residence found this disturbing and alerted the authorities.
The Quesnel RCMP can confirm that at this time the police are ONLY attending homes in the Fire Evacuation zone. Police conducting the Evacuation Orders are dressed in full police uniform and have police identification as well as the official Evacuation Order to provide to evacuated residents.
Police are still conducting core policing functions in the Quesnel area. Police remind the public to remain vigilant and to ensure they call the police at 250-992-9211 about anyone posing as a police officer or other official.
Police File # 2017-5459