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Controlled burn planned in the Lardeau

BC Wildfire Service personnel will be conducting a prescribed burn for BC Timber Sales the week of Sept. 26 weather permitting.

Smoke from this prescribed burn will be visible from Highway 31 between Poplar Creek and Trout Lake. Trained BC Wildfire Service personnel will carefully monitor the fires at all times.

The 6.5-hectare controlled burn near Hope Creek (30 km north of Meadow Creek) is part of a fuel reduction prescription to prepare the treatment site for planting.

The goal of this burn is to reduce the amount of dead and combustible material (fuel load), delay the growth of competitive bush and decrease the risk of catastrophic wildfires. This area will be prepared for replanting after the burn project has been completed.

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.

 

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