Waterford Mourns the Loss of Local Firefighter

A 25 year old Waterford Firefighter who took a contracted job with the B.C. Wildfire Service has died after his utility terrain vehicle rolled over a steep drop on a gravel road. He was airlifted from the scene of the accident but succumbed to his injuries in transit.

Zachery (Zak) Freeman Muise, was working in a remote area north of Fort. St. John, battling the Donnie Creek wildfire. He is the second firefighter to be lost in the largest wildfire in B.C.’s recorded history.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of this young man, as well as to his fellow firefighters,” says the B.C. RCMP.

David Eby, the B.C. Premier, also issued a statement about Muise’s death, saying he’s “heartbroken that another firefighter was lost protecting our communities and our province during this devastating wildfire season.”
WorkSafeBC and the B.C. Coroners Service will be investigating Muise’s death.

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