Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Northern Rockies Airport Scheduled Open Burning

INFORMATION BULLETIN

For Immediate Release
Oct. 13, 2020

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations
and Rural Development
BC Wildfire Service
Pile burns planned near Northern Rockies Regional Airport

PRINCE GEORGE – The BC Wildfire Service and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality will be burning about 40 piles of wood debris near the Northern Rockies Regional Airport sometime between Oct. 14 and Oct. 16, 2020, depending on site and weather conditions.

The airport is located about four kilometres northeast of Fort Nelson. Smoke may be visible from Fort Nelson and surrounding areas.

The wood debris is the result of a previous project that improved clearance for incoming and departing aircraft. Burning this material will help decrease the risk of future wildfires in the area by reducing accumulations of surface fuels.  

BC Wildfire Service personnel will be on site to control and monitor these fires. All burning activities will adhere to the Open Burning and Smoke Control Regulation to minimize the impact on air quality in nearby communities.

To learn more about Category 3 and Resource Management Open Fires, please visit:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/wildfire-status/firebans-and-restrictions/7271_flnro_cat3_burning_brochure_web.pdf

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

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Contact:
Fire Information Officer
BC Wildfire Service
Prince George Fire Centre
BCWS.PGFCInformationOfficer@gov.bc.ca
250 318-7768

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