Vernon  

Smoke in the hills

The Kamloops Fire Centre is alerting residents that a controlled grass fire will be visible in the Predator Ridge area south of Vernon today.

Wildfire Management Branch personnel will be conducting the burn to eliminate fire hazards around the Vernon Fire Zone office and provide a training opportunity for firefighting staff.

The burn itself will be limited to approximately four hectares in size.

It will be ignited and continuously monitored by trained firefighting crews to ensure that the fire does not get out of control.

All Category 3 fires must comply with the Environmental Management Act and the open burning smoke control regulation. This helps minimize the amount of smoke that is generated.

COMMENTS WELCOME

Comments are pre-moderated to ensure they meet our guidelines. Approval times will vary. Keep it civil, and stay on topic. If you see an inappropriate comment, please use the ‘flag’ feature. Comments are the opinions of the comment writer, not of Castanet. Comments remain open for one day after a story is published and are closed on weekends. Visit Castanet’s Forums to start or join a discussion about this story.



More Vernon News

Recent Trending


31570




33746


Castanet pays for news tips. Email us a news tip, photo, or video and your name will be in a draw for our weekly news tip prize $25. Email us [email protected]


31421


Vernon SPCA Featured Pet

Pumpkin
Pumpkin Vernon SPCA >






Member of the RTNDA
30607