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Prescribed burn in Kelowna set for March

Image of B.C. Wildfire crews conducting a prescribed burn at Kenna Cartwright Park.

A cultural and prescribed burn in the McCulloch area in Kelowna is set for March.

The BC Wildfire Service and Westbank First Nation is going to prepare for the prescribed burn on March 4, with plans to conduct the burn the following week.

When exactly the burn takes place is dependent on when the weather conditions are suitable, according to a press release from BC Wildfire Service.

The goal of this prescribed burn is to reduce fire fuels to help protect the public from wildfires, and reduce dead grass to improve winter grazing for wildlife.

This burn is part of a larger series of burns covering 86 hectares. The service’s goal is to burn 40 hectares this year.

WFN and BC Wildfire Service is going to continually monitor the fire throughout the project.

Smoke may be seen from around Kelowna, West Kelowna, and Lake Country.

The service said this burn is a cross training opportunity for staff from the service and WFN.

Click here for more information on prescribed burns. 

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