Man fights his own fire, says Yellowknife emergency services refused his call – CBC

‘We put our lives on the line,’ says Norman Betsina whose snow machine caught fire on Great Slave Lake

Mar 21, 2018

A man in Ndilo, N.W.T. is demanding answers after he says the Yellowknife Fire Department refused to respond to an emergency call about his snow machine that caught on fire while his daughter was riding it Tuesday afternoon.

Norman Betsina was downtown at around 12:30 p.m. when he was alerted to the emergency.

“I immediately made sure that everybody was OK and called the fire department,” said Betsina.

But emergency crews, according to Betsina, refused to respond to the call because the snow machine, which was a couple hundred feet from shore, was too far out on Great Slave Lake.

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