Firefighters respond to mud slide, homes evacuated as a precaution

February 1, 2020

Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) responded to a small mud slide Saturday afternoon on Mount Robson Place.

Just after 2:00 pm, firefighters were called to the area due to reports of water and mud sliding down the hill and on to the street of a local development.

“As a precaution, six townhome units were evacuated,” said Fire Chief David Lind. “There were no injuries reported due to the slide and no structures were immediately involved. The residents have received assistance from Emergency Support Services and have been provided food and accommodations for the night.”

A Geotechnical Engineer is now assessing the hillside. Chief Lind said the topsoil is sloughing which is expected to cause a mess for a short time, but there is no immediate risk to people in the area.