BC Wildfire Service crews will be conducting a prescribed burn for BC Timber Sales near Hope Creek on Monday, June 27, 2016, weather permitting. Smoke will be visible from Highway 31 between Poplar Creek and Trout Lake.
This 6.5-hectare controlled burn, about 30 kilometres north of Meadow Creek, is part of a fuel reduction project to prepare the site for tree planting. The goal is to reduce the amount of dead and combustible material (fuel load), delay the growth of other vegetation and decrease the risk of catastrophic wildfires.
All prescribed burns must comply with the Environmental Management Act and the open burning smoke-control regulation to minimize the amount of smoke generated. BC Wildfire Service personnel will carefully monitor the fire at all times.
To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, 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: http://ow.ly/C0BH301zuo5