BC Timber Sales personnel in conjunction with the BC Wildfire Service will be conducting a prescribed burn Monday, June 6, 2016, weather permitting.
Smoke from this prescribed burn will be visible from the communities of Queens Bay, Balfour, Crawford Bay and from the Kootenay Lake ferry. Trained BC Wildfire Service personnel will carefully monitor the fires at all times.
Crawford Creek burn, 11 kilometres northeast of Crawford Bay:
- The 11.3-hectare controlled burn near Crawford Creek is part of a fuel reduction prescription to prepare the treatment site for planting.
The goal of this burn is to reduce the amount of dead and combustible material (fuel load), delay the growth of competitive bush and decrease the risk of catastrophic wildfires. This area will be prepared for replanting after the burn project has been completed.
All prescribed burns must comply with the Environmental Management Act and the open burning smoke control regulation. This helps minimize the amount of smoke generated.
To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit: http://www.bcwildfire.ca
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A Factsheet about prescribed burns and ecosystem restoration burns is available online at: http://bit.ly/1haDzED