There’s a couple of prescribed burned in the Cariboo-Chilcotin, expected to start this week.
One near Echo Mountain could begin today, October 22, while the other near Crows Bar could start on October 23 or October 24.
Fire Information Officer Jessica Mack says it’ll depend on the weather and site conditions.
“These have been ongoing restoration program burns and they have been planned for a while,” Mack noted.
The burn near Echo mountain is about 53 hectares in size, nine kilometres southwest of Alkali Lake. The burn near Crows Bar is about 500-hectares in size, between Canoe Creek and the Big Bar ferry, on the east size of the Fraser River.
“There will be firefighters on site monitoring the fires at all time,” Mack added. “However, there may be some smoke visible in nearby communities, but again those firefighters will be ready on site.”
Mack also noted these burns will reduce the amount of flammable material in the area, will will decrease the risk of future wildfires in the region.