The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is planning a series of controlled burns near Chimney Lake and Felker Lake between Wednesday, March 16 and April 31.
In an information bulletin, the Ministry says the burns are intended to reduce wildfire hazards in the Felker Lake Recreation Site and Chimney Lake Recreation North Site, as well as Chimney Lake Recreation Central Site.
Prescribed fire is often used to help protect communities and infrastructure in the wildland-urban interface, where developed areas border on forests or grasslands.
Trained BC Wildfire Service personnel will carefully monitor the fires at all times.
The fires will be only ignited if weather conditions are suitable to ensure that the fire does not get out of control and that it does not create excessive smoke.
Important factors that determine whether or not a burn will go ahead include the venting index, temperature, humidity and forecast wind activity.
(Files from Ministry Lands, Forests, and Natural Operations, and B.C Wildfire Service)