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Controlled burns near Houston

The BC Wildfire Service is planning a series of controlled burns in the Nadina Fire Zone, between Sept. 17 and Oct. 15, 2015, weather permitting.

A project of the Forests for Tomorrow program, these controlled burns will remove slash and dead trees at four sites in the Nadina Fire Zone and prepare them for reforestation:

Within the boundaries of the 2014 China Nose wildfire;
On the Equity Mine road in the vicinity of Klo Creek;
On the Morice Owen forest service road in the vicinity of Duck Lake; and
In the vicinity of the Augier Co-op forest service road
Smoke may be visible from the communities of Houston, Topley and Burns Lake.

Trained wildfire personnel will carefully monitor the burning. These projects will proceed only if fire behaviour conditions are suitable and allow for quick smoke dissipation and low to moderate fire intensity. As well, the venting index, temperature, humidity and forecasted wind activity are considered.

For the latest information on fire activity, conditions and prohibitions, visit: www.bcwildfire.ca

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