Prescribed burns underway near Kaslo

Prescribed burns underway near Kaslo

The BC Wildfire Service is monitoring the controlled burns west of Kaslo and north of Meadow Creek.

The BC Wildfire Service, in conjunction with BC Timber Sales and the Kaslo and District Community Forest Society, is conducting two prescribed burns in the Kootenay Lake area. Burning began Thursday and will continue through Saturday, weather permitting.

The burn occurring near Keen Creek, eight kilometres west of Kaslo, will cover 16.5 hectares and smoke will be visible from Kaslo, South Fork and Highway 31A. The BC Wildfire Service fire crews will monitor the area at all times.

The second burn, located near Hope Creek along Highway 31, 30 km north of Meadow Creek, will also cover 16.5 hectares. Smoke will be visible from Highway 31.