BC Wildfire Service personnel will be conducting a prescribed burn in the Mt. Buchanan area (11 kilometres west of Kaslo) during the month of May 2017.
Weather and site conditions permitting, this burn project could begin as early as Wednesday, May 10.
Smoke from this 20-hectare controlled burn will be visible from Highway 31 and Highway 31A. Trained BC Wildfire Service personnel will carefully monitor this fire at all times.
The goal of this burn is to reduce the amount of dead and combustible material (forest fuels), delay the growth of competing vegetation and decrease the risk of catastrophic wildfires in the area. After the burn project has been completed, the site will be prepared for tree planting.
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, 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 at: http://ow.ly/E8Ue30br7OY