Prescribed burn scheduled for the Lytton area

LYTTON – The BC Wildfire Service will be assisting Lytton First Nation with the 47 Field prescribed burn, located on Ngwyu’uyemc 36 Indian Reserve in the Botanie Valley, approximately seven kilometres northwest of the Village of Lytton.

The burn is approximately 38.8 hectares in size. Prep work will begin as early as today, March 28, 2024 with the burn scheduled to take place as early as the following week, April 1, 2024. The exact timing of the burn and prep work will be dependent on local weather and venting conditions. Ignitions will proceed only if conditions are suitable and will allow for quick smoke dissipation. Smoke and flames may be visible to residents of the Botanie Valley, Village of Lytton, Lytton First Nation, Gladwin, Skuppah First Nation and anyone traveling along Highway 1 and 12 corridors.

The purpose of the burn is to support the growth of traditional foods, and provides cross training opportunities for BC Wildfire Service and Lytton First Nation. This prescribed burn will improve public safety through a reduction in fuel loading within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). This provides a level of community protection from wildfire and supports the traditional use of fire as a tool to improve the landscape.


Tawnya Collins
Emergency Program Coordinator
Lytton First Nation

Fire Information Officer
Kamloops Fire Centre
BC Wildfire Service

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