Prescribed Burn - Informatiom
|For Immediate Release
March 17, 2021
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations
Prescribed burn in partnership with Kanaka Indian Band
LYTTON – The BC Wildfire Service, in partnership with the Kanaka Indian Band, plan to conduct a prescribed burn on Kanaka Bar Reserve 1A, about 13 kilometres south of Lytton, just off Highway 1. This burn will cover about 18.1 hectares and will be highly visible to the Kanaka Indian Band, Boothroyd Indian Band, Siska Indian Band, Skuppah Indian Band, the Village of Lytton, Lytton First Nation as well as from Highway 1.
Although the exact timing of this prescribed burn will depend on weather and site conditions this project could begin as early as March. 22, 2021 and will conclude by the end of April 9, 2021
Personnel from the Kanaka Indian Band and the BC Wildfire Service will carefully prepare, control and monitor the fire at all times. It will be ignited only if conditions are suitable and will allow for quick smoke dissipation.
This prescribed burn is intended to reduce wildfire risks to Kanaka Indian Band and nearby communities. A low to moderate-intensity surface fire will be utilized to remove combustible materials and mimic naturally occurring ground fire thereby helping to reduce the threat of interface wildfires in the area.
To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1 800-663-5555 toll free or *5555 on a cell phone.
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Kamloops Fire Centre
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