‘We’re not leaving’: Tempers flare between First Nation, RCMP amid wildfire evacuation order

Let him stay.

A B.C. First Nations chief says emotions ran high between himself and the RCMP when he told officers residents wouldn’t be obeying an evacuation order as several wildfires threaten the community.

On Sunday, Chief Joe Alphonse of the Tl’etinqox First Nation community of Anaham Reserve announced that some members of the community would be staying behind, several to fight the fire.

h/t JBR