Prescribed burn planned for West Duncan area north of Meadow Creek

CASTLEGAR – The BC Wildfire Service will be supporting BC Timber Sales in conducting a prescribed burn covering up to 27 hectares over two units on the west side of Duncan Lake, approximately 35 kilometres north of the community of Meadow Creek.

The exact timing of this burn will depend on weather and site conditions, but it could begin as early as Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Smoke may be visible from Meadow Creek and surrounding communities, and to motorists travelling along the Duncan FSR.

Key goals include:

  • Reduce build-up of dead and combustible material,
  • Prepare the site for replanting, and
  • Reduce future risk of catastrophic wildfires.

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 at

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

Follow the latest wildfire news:


Fire Information Officer
Southeast Fire Centre
BC Wildfire Service
205 318-7715

Mark Tallman, RPF (He/Him/His)
Practices Forester – Silviculture
BC Timber Sales Kootenay, Ministry of Forests
1907 Ridgewood Rd., Nelson, BC V1L6K1
250 505-4511

Connect with the Province of B.C. at