Thieves take firefighters’ Initial Attack truck

Theft of 2004 F-550 from Clearwater Fire Zone compound believed to have taken place on the afternoon of Canada Day

Photo shows a 2004 Ford F-550 4x4 diesel crewcab that was stolen at about 2:30 p.m. on Canada Day from a compound at Clearwater Fire Zone.

Photo shows a 2004 Ford F-550 4x4 diesel crewcab that was stolen at about 2:30 p.m. on Canada Day from a compound at Clearwater Fire Zone.

Photo shows a 2004 Ford F-550 4×4 diesel crew cab that was stolen from the Clearwater Fire Zone compound on Canada Day. The truck has a GPS tracker installed but it was disabled almost immediately by the thieves, according to fire zone manager Jim Jones. A trailer and quad also were taken.

Below: A side view gives some indication of how much firefighting equipment would have been on the vehicle when it was stolen. A replacement vehicle from Lillooet was to arrive Thursday, but would not have the same complement of gear as the missing truck.

Stolen truck side