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Prescribed burn continues in the Lardeau

BC Wildfire Service personnel continue to conduct prescribed burning for BC Timber Sales this week. The initial prescribed burn operation started on Sept. 26.

BC Timber Sales and the BC Wildfire Service have decided to continue with planned ignition operations to take advantage of the favourable conditions.

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

The total planned area for treatment is 24.7 hectares near Hope Creek. The burn 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, 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.

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