Pile burning on Seymour Ridge

SMITHERS – The BC Wildfire Service will be supporting the Ministry of Forests’ Wildfire Risk Reduction Program with firefighting personnel to burn piles of wood debris on Seymour Ridge, about seven kilometres up Hudson Bay Mountain Road in the Bulkley Fire Zone.

These piles were created by a 10-hectare fuel management project along the Seymour Ridge trail in an effort to reduce the risk of unwanted wildfire.

This project is scheduled to start as early as October 11, 2023.

Smoke from this burn may be visible from Highway 16, the Town of Smithers, the Village of Telkwa and surrounding areas.

The exact timing of the pile burn will depend on site, weather and venting conditions. Pile burning will proceed only if conditions are suitable and allow smoke to dissipate. Staff from the BC Wildfire Service will carefully prepare, control and monitor these fires.

The intent of the prescribed burn is to remove the debris piles and help reduce fuel in the event of an unwanted wildfire in the area.

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