British Columbia: The B-C Wildfire Service says it’s conducting a number of prescribed burns around the province starting this week, collaborating with First Nations in multiple locations to reduce fuel and help restore ecosystems.
The service says it has identified the so-called burn window for controlled burns outside Cranbrook, Nelson, Hedley, Rock Creek and elsewhere, which happens when specific weather and fuel moisture conditions have been met.
It says it is hoping there will be minimal smoke, which may be visible from communities surrounding the prescribed burn sites.
The wildfire service says it successfully burned a 35-hectare site over the Easter long weekend with help from the Williams Lake First Nation, which reduced ground fuels but spared trees that were home to nesting birds.
(The Canadian Press)

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