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Province of British Columbia
For Immediate Release
June 6, 2017
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
BC Wildfire Service
Open burning project scheduled for Frenkel Road area

PRINCE GEORGE – The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations plans to conduct a series of open burns in part of the Prince George Fire Zone to reduce wildfire threats.

This burn project will cover about 3.8 hectares north of Frenkel Road. The debris burning is scheduled to start on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, and will continue periodically until Oct. 31, 2017.

Smoke and flames may be visible from Highway 16 West, Blackwater Road and Frenkel Road.

The goal of this project is to mitigate wildfire hazards and reduce the threat of interface wildfires in this area, by removing lower tree branches (ladder fuels) and accumulations of forest fuels on the ground.

The exact timing of these burns will depend on weather, site conditions and crew availability. They will proceed only if conditions are suitable and allow for quick smoke dissipation and low-to-moderate fire intensity. Once the debris piles are ignited, the intention is to extinguish them within 24 hours.

Trained BC Wildfire Service crews will carefully control and monitor the fires at all times.

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, please 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:

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Amanda Reynolds
Fire Information Officer
BC Wildfire Service
Prince George Fire Centre
250 565-6129

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