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Burning of wood piles planned near Grand Forks

These controlled burns could start as early as Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, and continue until the end of October, weather permitting.

The BC Wildfire Service is planning to burn about 100 piles of wood debris near the Copper Ridge subdivision, north of Grand Forks.

These controlled burns could start as early as Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, and continue until the end of October, weather permitting.

Groups of these piles will be lit in sequence as weather and site conditions allow. Smoke and flames may be visible from Grand Forks and surrounding communities. BC Wildfire Service personnel will be on site with firefighting equipment to monitor and control these burns at all times.

Activities such as pile burning help reduce wildfire hazards by reducing accumulations of fuels (e.g., dead wood or brush) on the landscape. This pile burning project will proceed only if site, weather and venting conditions are suitable. All such burns must comply with the Environmental Management Act and the Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation to help minimize the amount of smoke generated.

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

For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit: http://www.bcwildfire.ca