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Wood debris burning scheduled northeast of Nelson

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
October 4th, 2017

Any smoke in the valley northeast of Nelson Tuesday (October 3) was due to BC Wildfire Service burning piles of wood debris from a fuel treatment project in the Sitkum Creek area on Tuesday, October 3 said the Southeast Fire Centre in a media release.

The release said the goal is to remove the flammable material and reduce the risk of aggressive wildfires in this area in the future.

“The pile burning will only proceed if weather conditions are favourable for quick smoke dissipation,” the Southeast Fire Centre said.

“Wind speed, direction, venting and burning conditions will all be considered prior to ignition to minimize the amount of smoke generated.”

The release said smoke and flames from these fires may be visible from Nelson, the North Shore, Six Mile, Crescent Bay and Harrop and along Highway 3A. Trained crews and firefighting equipment will be on site to monitor and control these burns.

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