Prescribed burn scheduled for Chu Chua

KAMLOOPS – The BC Wildfire Service and Simpcw First Nations plan to conduct a 22 hectare prescribed burn in Chu Chua, north of Barriere. 

The burn could begin as early as March 27, 2023, with the exact timing dependent on weather, site and venting conditions. Ignition will proceed only if conditions are suitable and will allow for quick smoke dissipation.   

Simpcw First Nations and the BC Wildfire Service will carefully control and monitor the fires at all times. Smoke and flames may be visible to the surrounding community, Barriere and Highway 5. The purpose of this burn is to maintain wildfire risk reduction for the community of Chu Chua.  

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

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Ron Lampreau
Fire Chief

Melanie Stutt
Emergency Coordinator for Simpcw First Nations

Fire Information Officer 
BC Wildfire Service
Kamloops Fire Centre