Several RCMP members became impromptu firefighters overnight and prevented what could have become a dangerous blaze at an assisted living facility.
A Kamloops RCMP member was on patrol in the downtown core about 12:40 a.m. today (Dec. 6, 2017) and saw a fire behind Bedford Manor at 529 Seymour St. The exterior was on fire near the rear exit.
Several members converged on that location and were able to control the fire with extinguishers from their patrol cars. Kamloops Fire Rescue also attended to ensure the fire had been extinguished and vented the smoke from inside the building.
A number of residents were evacuated for a short time as a precaution. The cause of the fire is under investigation.