The B.C. Wildfire Service says it plans to burn roughly 1,100 piles of wooden particles inside the Penticton fireplace zone.
Based on the provincial company, the burning is being achieved to scale back wildfire hazards within the area, with it starting Monday, Nov. 1.
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The B.C. Wildfire Service says the Penticton Indian Band and the Okanagan Shuswap Useful resource District are additionally concerned within the mission.
The areas embrace:
- Penticton Creek: 800 piles, roughly seven km northeast of Penticton
- Ellis Creek: 100 piles roughly 5 km east of Penticton
- Meadow Valley: 150 piles roughly 4 km southwest of Peachland, on the bench above Antler Seaside
“Workers from the Penticton Indian Band and B.C. Wildfire Service will rigorously put together, management and monitor these fires,” stated B.C. Wildfire.
“Smoke and/or flames could also be seen all through the central and south Okanagan valley. Notably from Kelowna, Peachland, Summerland, Penticton, Okanagan Falls and Freeway 97.”
B.C. Wildfire says the precise timing of the burns will rely upon the location, climate, venting and snow situations, and that burning will proceed provided that situations are appropriate and permit smoke to dissipate.
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