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Province of British Columbia
For Immediate Release
July 14, 2017
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
BC Wildfire Service
Smoke visible from burnoff operation on 150 Mile House fire

WILLIAMS LAKE – BC Wildfire Service crews will conduct a controlled burnoff operation on the 150 Mile House wildfire on July 14, 2017 to help create a clear and safe perimeter where ground crews can work.

A significant smoke column is expected to be visible for the duration of the burn. This burnoff will be supported by aircraft during and following the operation.

As of the afternoon of July 14, the 150 Mile House wildfire covers about 2,600 hectares. Ninety-six firefighting personnel are on site with 22 pieces of heavy equipment, air support and additional support staff.

To report a wildfire or open burning violation, please call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 on a cellphone. For up-to-date information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, call 1 888 3-FOREST or visit:

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Noelle Kekula
Fire Information Officer
BC Wildfire Service
Central Cariboo Area Command
250 319-4815

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