The BC Wildfire Service is planning to burn slash piles in the Lardeau Valley, about 50 kilometres northwest of Kaslo, on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. The goal is to reduce the amount of flammable material and reduce the risk of aggressive wildfires in this area in the future.
The prescribed burning will only proceed if weather conditions are ideal for quick smoke dissipation. Wind speed, direction, venting and burning conditions will all be considered prior to ignition to minimize the amount of smoke generated.
Smoke and flames from these fires may be visible from Argenta, Trout Lake, Poplar Creek and Copper Creek, and along Highway 31. Trained crews and firefighting equipment will be on site to monitor and control these burns.
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