Prescribed burn scheduled southwest of Peachland

PENTICTON – The BC Wildfire Service, Penticton Indian Band and the District of Okanagan-Similkameen will be conducting a 25 hectare prescribed burn approximately four kilometers southwest of Peachland in the Meadow Valley area. This burn is part of a larger project that will encompass 40 hectares.

This burn is expected to begin early this spring before new grass growth. Preparations may begin as early as March 4, 2024. Smoke from this prescribed burn may be visible to the District of Peachland and surrounding areas. Ignitions will only proceed if conditions are suitable and if venting conditions allow for quick smoke dissipation.

This prescribed burn will be controlled and closely monitored by personnel and will provide critical cross training opportunities for the Peachland Fire Department, Penticton Indian Band and BC Wildfire Service.

This project reduces fine fuels and buildup of dead grass within the area, supports ecosystem restoration and improves community protection through fuel load reduction, thus reducing fire hazard in the community.

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Fire Information Officer
Kamloops Fire Centre
BC Wildfire Service