Prescribed burn planned for the Moir Park area

CASTLEGAR – To help reduce wildfire threats, the BC Wildfire Service will be supporting the City of Cranbrook in conducting a 7 hectare prescribed burn in the Moir Park area.

The prescribed burn area is located within the City of Cranbrook. Smoke may impact the residents near the burn area and will be highly visible from Cranbrook and surrounding areas. Smoke will also be visible to motorists travelling along Highway 93, Highway 95A and Highway 3.

The exact timing of this burn will depend on weather and site conditions, but it could begin as early as Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Burning will proceed only if conditions are suitable and allow for smoke dispersal during burn operations. Light smoke may also linger in the following days.

Key goals of this prescribed burn include:

  • Reduce accumulations of dead wood and other combustible material,
  • promote ecological biodiversity by suppressing growth of regenerating trees, and
  • reduce wildfire severity.

Fire is a normal and natural process in many of B.C.’s ecosystems. The BC Wildfire Service works regularly with land managers to undertake fuel management activities (including the use of prescribed burns), to help reduce the severity of future wildfires and related threats to communities.

Learn more about prescribed burning online:

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:

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Fire Information Officer

BC Wildfire Service

Southeast Fire Centre

(250) 778-1236

Scott Driver, Director

Cranbrook Fire Department

(250) 426-2325