BC Wildfire Service crews will conduct a controlled burnoff operation on the south east side of the Spokin Lake fire today, July 24, 2017, to create a clear and safer perimeter where ground crews can work.
This controlled burn will cover about 300 hectares southeast of Spokin Lake, and will increase the amount of smoke in the area. A significant smoke column is expected to be visible for the duration of the burn today. This burnoff will be supported by aircraft, equipment and personnel during and following the operation.
The Spokin Lake fire currently covers about 2,650 hectares and has 118 firefighting personnel on site, with 25 pieces of equipment, air support and additional logistics staff.
To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, please call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 on a cellphone.
For up-to-date information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, call 1 888 3-FOREST (1 888 336-7378) or visit: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status
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