BC Wildfire Service will be conducting another prescribed burn approximately 10 kilometers west of Williams Lake beside the Fraser River.
“The burn will begin as early as April 21st and continue periodically until May 5th.” Madison Dahl, Information Officer with the Cariboo Fire Centre said. “This burn will cover approximately 75 hectares within the Williams Lake Community Forest. Smoke might be visible from Williams Lake and the surrounding areas. It may also be visible to motorists traveling Highway 20.”
The burn is a follow-up of a spacing treatment to reduce stand density with the outcome of a more open and fire-resilient forest.
The objective of this low-to-moderate intensity surface file is to consume slashed fuel and promote the growth of local plant species.
Dahl said BC Wildfire Service staff will be working with Williams Lake First Nation to carefully prepare, control and monitor the fire at all times.