In order to reduce wildfire threats in the area, the BC Wildfire Service will be supporting the Creston Community Forest, in conducting a prescribed burn covering up to 12-hectares over two blocks on Arrow Mountain (known locally as Goat Mountain). The burn site is about three kilometres north of Creston and four kilometres south of Wynndel. Smoke may be visible from both Creston and Wynndel and to motorists travelling along Highway 3 and South on Highway 3A.
The exact timing of this burn will depend on weather and site conditions, but it could begin as early as Thursday, Mar. 25, 2021 and as late as Friday, April 9, 2021. Burning will proceed only if conditions are suitable and allow for smoke dispersal, though light smoke may linger in the following days.
Key goals of this prescribed burn include:
• reducing accumulations of dead and combustible material
• decreasing the risk of future catastrophic wildfires in the area
Fire is a normal and natural process in many of B.C.’s ecosystems. The BC Wildfire Service works regularly with land managers to undertake fuel management activities (including the use of prescribed burns), to help reduce the severity of future wildfires and related threats to communities.
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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