Prescribed burn in Hope Creek...visible from Highway 31.

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Prescribed burn to be visible from Highway 31
 
CASTLEGAR - BC Wildfire Service personnel will be conducting a prescribed burn in the Hope Creek area (30 kilometres north of Meadow Creek) during the month of May, weather and site conditions permitting.
 
Smoke from this 30-hectare controlled burn will be visible from Highway 31 between Poplar Creek and Trout Lake. Trained BC Wildfire Service personnel will carefully monitor the fire at all times.
 
The goal of this burn is to reduce the amount of dead and combustible material (forest fuels), delay the growth of competing vegetation and decrease the risk of catastrophic wildfires in the area. After the burn project has been completed, the site will be prepared for tree planting.
 
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.
 
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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Learn More:
 
A factsheet about prescribed burns and ecosystem restoration burns is available online: http://ow.ly/E8Ue30br7OY
 
Contacts:
 
Karlie Shaughnessy
Fire Information Officer
BC Wildfire Service
Southeast Fire Centre
250 365-4014
 
Carlee Kachman
Fire Information Officer
BC Wildfire Service
Southeast Fire Centre
250 365-4056
 
 
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