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Expect increased smoke from Bulldog Mountain wildfire

By Contributor
August 31st, 2018

Friday, Weather permitting, the BC Wildfire Service will conduct planned ignitions on the Bulldog Mountain wildfire, located about 30 kilometres west of Castlegar.

Residents of nearby communities are advised that smoke will be highly visible from Deer Park, Robson and Castlegar.

This planned ignition will burn off forest fuels between established control lines and the fire perimeter, and will help enhance the overall safety, efficiency and effectiveness of fire-management efforts.

The planned ignitions may be conducted as early as Friday, August 31, 2018, and will proceed only if site and weather conditions allow. They will be monitored by BC Wildfire Service crews at all times.

An evacuation order, which was put into place by the Regional District of Central Kootenay, remains in effect for Renata and properties north of Deer Creek. An evacuation alert remains in effect for the Syringa Provincial Park and Deer Park areas. For more information about this evacuation order and evacuation alert, please visit the Regional District of Central Kootenay website:

To report a wildfire 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:


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