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Prescribed burn planned for McLeod Creek


For Immediate Release
May 2, 2022

Ministry of Forests
BC Wildfire Service

Prescribed burn planned for McLeod Creek

CASTLEGAR – To help reduce wildfire threat in the wildland urban interface, the BC Wildfire
Service is supporting Interfor in conducting a prescribed burn covering up to 20.5 hectares
within the McLeod Creek area.

The burn site is around four kilometres north of Nakusp. Smoke may impact the residents close
to the burn area and be highly visible from Nakusp and surrounding communities; it may also
be visible to motorists travelling along Highway 6.

The exact timing of this burn will depend on weather and site conditions but could begin as
early as Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Burning will proceed if conditions are suitable and allow for
smoke dispersal, though smoke may linger in the following days.

The goal of this prescribed burn is to improve community wildfire protection by reducing fuels
in the wildland urban interface.

Key goals include:
• reduce accumulations of dead wood and other combustible material,
• delay the growth of competing vegetation, and
• decrease the risk of future catastrophic wildfires in the area.

Fire is a normal and natural process in many of B.C.’s ecosystems. The BC Wildfire Service works
regularly with land managers to undertake fuel management activities (including the use of
prescribed burns), to help achieve land management objectives, reduce the severity of future
wildfires, and increase ecosystem and wildfire resilience.

Learn more about prescribed burning online:

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555
tollfree or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning
restrictions, road closures and air-quality advisories, visit:

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Fire Information Officer
BC Wildfire Service
Southeast Fire Centre
(250) 318-7715