Police in Squamish say a member of the public alerted them to a group of campers that had left a campfire unattended at Brohm Lake on Sunday.

RCMP and Squamish Fire Rescue attended the call and found the campfire in the middle of a trail still smoldering. Police were able to locate some of the campers along the trail and fined the group $383 under the Wildlife Act for ‘fail to report fire’.

Police want to stress that a fire ban is in place for the province and that violators can face fines of up to $1,150 – camping is also only allowed in designated campgrounds in Provincial Parks.

Corporal Sascha Banks says “the public are the eyes and ears to help keep this area safe from wildfires, their reports are invaluable”. Police are taking a zero tolerance stance given the extreme fire hazard.


Filed under: BC Parks, Brohm Lake, Camping, Fire Ban, Police, RCMP, Squamish