In order to reduce wildfire threats in the area, the BC Wildfire Service will be supporting the Creston Community Forest, in conducting a prescribed burn covering up to 12-hectares over two blocks on Arrow Mountain (known locally as Goat Mountain). The burn site is about three kilometres north of Creston and four kilometres south of Wynndel. Smoke may be visible from both Creston and Wynndel and to motorists travelling along Highway 3 and South on Highway 3A.
We have been notified that the prescribed burn is taking place today, Friday, March 26, 2021, though light smoke may linger in the following days.
Key goals of this prescribed burn include:
• reducing accumulations of dead and combustible material
• decreasing the risk of future catastrophic wildfires in the area
Fire is a normal and natural process in many of B.C.’s ecosystems. The BC Wildfire Service works regularly with land managers to undertake fuel management activities (including the use of prescribed burns), to help reduce the severity of future wildfires and related threats to communities.
To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air-quality advisories, visit: http://www.bcwildfire.ca
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