Prescribed burn planned for Tŝideldel

ALEXIS CREEK – The BC Wildfire Service in collaboration with Tŝideldel First Nation will be conducting a series of prescribed burns 188 kilometres west of Williams Lake within the Community of Tŝideldel. The total area to be burned is approximately 15 hectares in size, divided into parcels located on the north and south side of Highway 20.

The goal of this prescribed burn is to reduce wildfire risk by eliminating fuels. This will create a fuel break between the community and the surrounding grasslands and promote the growth of native grasses.

Burning may start as early as April 3, 2024, and continue periodically until April 11, 2024. Burning will depend on weather, site and venting conditions to allow for quick smoke dissipation. Personnel will monitor fire activity at all times. Smoke and flames will be visible in the area.

Prescribed fire is often used to help protect communities and infrastructure in the wildland-urban interface, where developed areas border on forests or grasslands. The removal of fine fuels helps slow the spread of wildfires and is an opportunity for BC Wildfire Service staff to work with the community of Tŝideldel.

A factsheet about prescribed burning and ecosystem restoration burning is available online: and Cultural and prescribed fire – Province of British Columbia (

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