BC Wildfire Service crews are planning to burn piles of woody debris in two locations southeast of 100 Mile House over the next six weeks to reduce wildfire risks in the area.
Smoke and flames from these controlled fires may be visible from 100 Mile House and surrounding communities.
This work is part of an ongoing series of fuel management projects. Cariboo Fire Centre crews have been piling up accumulated debris in the two locations listed below. By removing this material, less fuel will be available to burn in the event of a wildfire and any such fire will burn with less intensity.
Bridge Lake Ice Caves:
- Located on the southwest side of Bridge Lake, these pile burns will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, and continue periodically until Oct. 31, 2019.
Nolan Creek Provincial Park:
- Located on the south side of Green Lake along Nolan Creek, these pile burns may begin as early as Sept. 16, 2019, and continue periodically until Oct. 31, 2019.
These piles will only be lit if conditions are suitable and allow for quick smoke dissipation. This helps minimize the amount of smoke generated. BC Wildfire Service personnel will be on-site and monitoring these fires.
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: www.bcwildfire.ca
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