Prescribed fire underway near Radium
The planned 61 ha prescribed fire is in the Sinclair restoration area, across from the Radium Hot Springs pools off Highway 93.
Fire operations are expected to last one to two days, Parks Canada reported.
Once completed, the Sinclair Creek prescribed fire will do the following: help restore and maintain open forests and grasslands; provide good habitat for wildlife and maintain an important wildlife corridor in the canyon, and provide wildfire protection to the village of Radium Hot Springs.
Parks Canada Fire specialists ignited the Sinclair Creek prescribed fire as weather allowed smoke to vent upwards. Some smoke may settle into valley bottoms overnight. Trails in the prescribed fire area will be closed for public safety.
All roads will remain open. Radium Hot Springs pools will remain open.