The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is working with the Lytton First Nation to conduct a prescribed burn about two kilometres north of Lytton.
Smoke from this 15-hectare controlled burn may be visible from Lytton and from Highway 12.
The decision to proceed with today’s burn was made due to favourable weather and site conditions. Such burns are only conducted when conditions are suitable and will allow for quick smoke dissipation and allow “low” to “moderate” intensity.
The goal of the burn is to mimic naturally occurring ground fires and reduce the level of dead and combustible material in grassland and open forest areas. Removal of these forest fuels helps reduce the threat of interface wildfires. Fire can also discourage insect infestations and help fire-adapted plant species reproduce.
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