CASTLEGAR – The BC Wildfire Service is planning to burn piles of wood debris in the Mt. Buchanan area (about 11 kilometres west of Kaslo) during the week of Oct. 16-20, 2017, to reduce the risk of aggressive wildfires in the area in future.
Burning will only proceed if weather conditions are favourable 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 Highway 31A and Highway 31. Trained BC Wildfire Service personnel will carefully monitor the fires at all times.
All open burning 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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