The BC Wildfire Service will be conducting a 24-hectare prescribed burn on Fox Mountain between Mason Road and Fox Mountain Road.
Parcels on both sides of Fox Mountain Road will be burned.
The goal is to reduce hazardous fuels and perform maintenance to a fuel management treatment that was completed in 2010.
BC Wildfire Service said preparation for this site may begin as early as today, April 12, 2023, and that smoke will be visible from the site while crews are preparing the perimeter for the burn.
Large-scale burning may begin as early as Monday, April 17, and could continue periodically until April 28.
While burning is underway, BC Wildfire Service said traffic control will be on-site to ensure the safety of the public and firefighters, and that delays may occur.
Smoke and flames from the prescribed burn will be visible in the City of Williams Lake and the surrounding area.
This project is being conducted by BC Wildfire Service in partnership with Williams Lake First Nation and the Williams Lake Fire Department.