Prescribed burn scheduled for Skuppah Indian Band

LYTTON – The BC Wildfire Service and Skuppah Indian Band plan to conduct a 4.5 hectare prescribed burn south of the Village of Lytton on the Skuppah 2 Indian Reserve and Inklyuhkinatko Indian Reserve.  

The burn could begin as early as February 16, 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.    

The Skuppah Indian Band and the BC Wildfire Service will carefully control and monitor the fires at all times. Smoke and flames may be visible from Skuppah Indian Band, community of Lytton, Lytton First Nation, Siska Indian Band, Kanaka Bar Indian Band and travellers along Highway 1. For information about road conditions near these projects, please visit  

The purpose of this burn is to reduce fuel loading for wildfire risk reduction and ecosystem restoration. This burn also supports the traditional use of fire as a tool to improve the landscape.   

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


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Shaelee Stearns
Fire Information Officer  
BC Wildfire Service, Kamloops Fire Centre  

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