Pile burns planned for 2018 Shovel Lake wildfire area

VANDERHOOF – The BC Wildfire Service will be conducting pile burns at the site of the 2018 Shovel Lake wildfire. These burns are being conducted to complete hazard abatement requirements.

This project is anticipated to begin on November 5, 2023. Burning will proceed only if conditions are suitable and will be completed intermittently between November 5 and December 17, 2023. Staff from the BC Wildfire Service will carefully prepare, control and monitor these fires.

These burns will be conducted along right-of-ways at the following sites:

  • Duncan FSR (5 piles)
  • Dipper FSR (4 piles)
  • Sutherland North FSR (10 piles)
  • Dog Creek FSR (20 piles)
  • Nest Road (20 piles)
  • 200 Road off the Cunningham FSR (5 piles)
  • Tatin Lake R09194 (1 pile)
  • Bomberger FSR (30 piles)

Smoke is anticipated to be visible from the communities of Fraser Lake, Vanderhoof, Fort St. James and Burns Lake.

For information regarding the Ventilation Index and Open Burning and Smoke Control Regulations, please visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air/air-pollution/smoke-burning/ventilation-index

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, please call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.

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Amanda Simoes
Wildfire Technician, VanJam Fire Zone
BC Wildfire Service, Ministry of Forests

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