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B.C. Wildfire Service conducting burns above Naramata

FILE PHOTO - BC WIldfire crews will be conducting burns in the mountains east of Naramata from Feb. 1 to April 30, 2017.
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February 01, 2017 - 4:00 PM

PENTICTON - It’s slash burning season in the Okanagan once again.

B.C. Wildfire Service says it is planning to burn 200 piles of wood debris near the Arawana Forest Service Road about five kilometres east of Naramata.

The burns are scheduled to begin today, Feb. 1, and should be completed by the end of April.

B.C. Wildfire Service cautions residents smoke may be visible from Summerland to Penticton. The burns are part of a forest fuels management project and are being conducted in partnership with the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen.

Timing of the burns is dependent on weather, site and snow cover conditions. The burns will only take place under favourable venting conditions and will be done in accordance with open burning smoke control legislation

Trained staff will be on site to monitor the fires at all times.

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