A post wildfire report outlines the serious potential hazards after the worst season ever in 2017.
NL News has obtained a copy of the study completed by BGC Engineering, covering nearly 50 burned and partially burned residential structures and outbuildings located on the south shore of Loon Lake.
It concludes those buildings are at high risk due to the moderate to steep slopes above the lake that were charred.
Thompson Nicola Regional District Director Sally Watson, who represents the area, says this has the potential to create huge issues like flooding in the future.
“This study is just a very small area. It is bad, but much of my area is in the same boat. The studies for those areas is being done by different companies. So this is just a very small piece of the pie, and its telling us there is a problem, a big problem.”
The report outlines a number of options including, do nothing.
“Yeah that sounds crazy doesn’t it.”
Other choices delay occupancy for three to five years.