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Posted: October 28, 2020

District reports controlled burns underway

The District of Elkford’s wildfire mitigation specialists are currently in the process of burning small piles, on the west side of the powerlines (in the forest, west of Alpine Drive), as part of a wildfire risk reduction strategy.

“Controlled burns are best performed at this time of year, allowing the team to maximize safety and maintain control while burning. These operations do not produce large volumes of smoke, and they are conducted in full compliance with local burning bylaws and the B.C. Wildfire Act,” the district noted on social media.

“If you see flames, rest assured that these small, controlled burns are being performed strategically to protect the community during upcoming wildfire seasons. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.”

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