A series of open burns in the Horse Lake community will continue periodically until June 30 as part of the ranchettes community forest project.
“The primary intent is the mitigation of fire risk through the prescribed thinning and/or spacing of trees, and removal of excess surface fuels,” said BC Wildfire Service Chief Fire Information Officer Kevin Skrepnek in an information bulletin.
The burn piles located at the end of Gary Road which are not to exceed two-by-three metres will be burnt in strategic areas in groups of two to four.
“The pile burning will only proceed if weather conditions are favourable for quick smoke dissipation,” said Skrepnek.
BC Wildfire Service personnel are also being trained in the identification of trees that are affected by common tree diseases and need to be removed.