Prescribed burn scheduled near Peachland

PENTICTON – The BC Wildfire Service, Penticton Indian Band and Okanagan Nation Alliance will be conducting a 170-hectare prescribed burn located approximately 5 kilometres southwest of Peachland, up the Munro FSR, with support from Gorman Brothers Ltd. and the Okanagan Shuswap Resource District.

Preparation work for this prescribed burn could start as early as Oct. 17, 2022. Smoke from the prescribed burn may be visible through to Nov. 30, 2022. The exact timing of the burn will be dependent on weather, site and venting conditions. Ignition will proceed only if conditions are suitable and will allow for quick smoke dissipation.

The Penticton Indian Band and the BC Wildfire Service will carefully control and monitor the fire at all times. Smoke and flames may be visible from Peachland, Summerland, Kelowna, Penticton and surrounding areas, and to travellers along Highways 97 and 97C. For information about road conditions near these projects, please visit

The purpose of this prescribed burn is to:

  • provide a level of community protection from wildfire by reducing fuel
  • restore the ecosystem, including mule deer winter range
  • and enhance Indigenous cultural values in the area while also supporting the traditional use of fire as a tool to improve the landscape

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

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James Pepper
Natural Resources Director
Penticton Indian Band
250-492-0411 |

Cailyn Glasser
Natural Resources Manager
Okanagan Nation Alliance
250 469 1595 |

Kamloops Fire Centre
Fire Information Officer
BC Wildfire Service
250 554-5965 |