A 72-hectare prescribed burn will be conducted sometime between today and May 17.
“This prescribed burn is being conducted for ecosystem restoration purposes west of Place Lake and east of Alkali Lake, about 36 kilometers south of Williams Lake,” said Cariboo Fire Centre Fire Information Erin Bull.
“That means smoke may be visible from Alkali Lake and surrounding communities.”
Bull said this prescribed burn will only proceed if site, weather and venting conditions are suitable.
The burn will help restore natural grassland ecosystems and will be managed by the ministry’s Ecosystem Restoration Program, with the assistance of the BC Wildfire Service.
These types of planned fires reduce accumulations of flammable material, which will help decrease the risk of significant wildfires in this area in the future.