The BC Wildfire Service will be burning piles of woody debris along a road known as East Road, near the Halfmoon Carlson Forest Service Road and about two kilometres northwest of Sechelt.
It’s anticipated that the pile burning will take place the week of Sept. 19-23, if weather conditions are suitable. BC Wildfire Service crews will conduct these controlled burns and the fires will be carefully monitored at all times. Smoke will be visible from Sechelt and along the shoreline.
This project will remove accumulations of forest fuels resulting from rehabilitation work that was done on the site of the Old Sechelt Mine fire, which burned through the area in 2015. Removal of these forest fuels will make travel on these roads safer and reduce wildfire risks in the area.
Burning will only begin when weather conditions allow for the efficient burning of the debris and good venting conditions will help move the smoke away from Sechelt. The East Road will be closed during the daytime while the piles are burning, but it will re-open in the evening. All piles will be fully extinguished before firefighters leave the area.
When they become available, photos of these controlled burns will be posted on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo
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, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca
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