Prescribed burn to occur near Crawford Bay

BC Timber Sales personnel in conjunction with the BC Wildfire Service will be conducting a prescribed burn Monday, weather permitting.

A prescribed burn will take place Monday near Crawford Creek and is expected to be visible from Crawford Bay

A prescribed burn will take place Monday near Crawford Creek and is expected to be visible from Crawford Bay

BC Timber Sales personnel in conjunction with the BC Wildfire Service will be conducting a prescribed burn Monday, weather permitting.

Smoke from this prescribed burn will be visible from the communities of Queens Bay, Balfour, Crawford Bay and from the Kootenay Lake ferry.

Trained BC Wildfire Service personnel will carefully monitor the fires at all times, the Ministry of Forests said in an news release.

The 11.3-hectare controlled burn near Crawford 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, 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 to minimize the amount of smoke generated.