Fintry a controlled burn

UPDATE: 3 p.m.

It turns out there is no cause for concern from the smoke emanating from the Fintry area.

BC Wildfire Management official Rachel Witt said crews are conducting a "burn trial."

Witt said a burn trial is a process used periodically to determine the fuel conditions of the forest floor.

"Crews will start a low intensity fire, and the fire behaviour will be assessed and studied," said Witt.

"They will see how specific fuel types will burn in a potential wildfire area."

Witt said it's unusual to conduct these tests in an area so visible.


Castanet News has received reports of smoke in the hills north of Fintry.

No details as of yet.

BC Wildfire Management in Kamloops says they have not been called to any incidents in that area.

North Westside Fire Rescue were unavailable for comment.

Details when they become available.

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