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Fuel management project scheduled for Frenkel Road area

Fuel management project scheduled for Frenkel Road area

August 28, 2019 at 3:45 pm  BC, News, Politics

The BC Wildfire Service plans to burn piles of accumulated woody debris at a site in the Prince George Fire Zone, as part of ongoing fuel management treatments to reduce wildfire risks in the area.

This burn project will cover about 3.8 hectares southeast of Prince George, north of Frenkel Road and south of Highway 16.

The debris burning is scheduled to start on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, and will continue periodically until Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. The exact timing will depend on site and weather conditions.

Smoke and flames may be visible from Highway 16, Blackwater Road and Frenkel Road.

Key goals of this fuel management project include:

  • reducing accumulations of ground fuels that would be available to burn in a wildfire;
  • mitigating the risk of fires in interface areas (where urban development borders on forested areas); and
  • breaking up continuous forest fuels within 200 metres of residential properties.

The debris piles will be lit only if conditions are suitable and allow for quick smoke dissipation. Open fires must comply with the Environmental Management Act and the Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation. This helps minimize the amount of smoke generated.

Once the debris piles are ignited, the intention is to extinguish them within 24 hours. BC Wildfire Service personnel will be onsite with firefighting equipment to monitor and control the burn piles at all times.

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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