BC Wildfire Service will be supporting the Williams Lake First Nations and the Cariboo Chilcotin Forest District in conducting a prescribed burn.
It could begin as early as tomorrow (September 22) covering up to 137 hectares within the Bond Lake area to help reduce wildfire threats.
BC Wildfire Service said smoke may impact residents near the burn area and may be visible from Williams Lake and surrounding communities.
It may also be visible to motorists traveling along Dog Creek Road, Bond Lake Road, and Highway 20.
Key goals of this prescribed burn:
to reduce fire ecology to the stand through a low-intensity burn.
To conduct fuel management treatments adjacent to areas of high values and moderate structure density to reduce potential crown fire initiation, fire intensity, and crown fire spread.
To alter stand structure and surface fuel levels to allow for future broadcast burning in 20 years after the secondary stand structure of juvenile trees is established and able to withstand surface fires, in accordance with Fuel Management Prescriptions for the burn area.