Five polygons were considered high hazard risk and two of those are on private property. Professional foresters were brought in to recommend treatment procedures to reduce the risk of wildfire and assess mountain pine beetle activity. There has been and will continue to be treatment in polygons throughout the community. Treatment activities may include thinning of stands, pruning of ladder fuels, surface fuel clean up and others as deemed appropriate. As much as possible the District will attempt to maintain a balance of community aesthetics and wildfire interface prevention.
Nearly half of all wildfires in B.C. are caused by human carelessness. You can make a difference just by following a few simple rules.
If you are instructed by authorities to evacuate your home as a result of a wildfire in your area, please register with the Canadian Red Cross online at www.redcross.ca or call 1.800.863.6582 to have an agent help you register. Authorities will advise you if a local Emergency Reception Centre or Group Lodging has been established. Click here for more resource and support information for evacuees from the Province or contact the District Office at 250.425.6271 or 250.425.7760 after hours.
Report fire sightings or the smell of smoke to 1.800.663.5555 FREE or *5555 on cellular networks.
For more information on how you can prevent wildfires, visit the BC Wildfire Service.