Pile Burn Map

For Immediate Release

March 23, 2023


Ministry of Forests
BC Wildfire Service


Pile burns planned for Public Works and Government Services Canada quarry site


FORT NELSON—The BC Wildfire Service plans to undertake pile burns at Public Works and Government Services Canada’s Mill Creek Quarry site for hazard abatement as part of the site’s expansion project.


Located approximately 85 kilometres west of Fort Nelson, the site is adjacent to the Tetsa River Campground (currently closed) and south of Highway 97N. There are approximately 30 piles and burns will be conducted as weather conditions allow between March 23, 2023 and March 31, 2023.


Staff from the BC Wildfire Service will carefully prepare, control and monitor these fires. Smoke may be visible from Highway 97N, the campground and recreational properties adjacent to the site. The exact timing of the burns will depend on site, weather, venting and snow conditions. Burning will proceed only if conditions are suitable and allow smoke to dissipate.


For more information regarding the Ventilation Index and Open Burning and Smoke Control Regulations, please visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air/air-pollution/smoke-burning/ventilation-index


To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, please call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone or through the BC Wildfire Service mobile app.


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Fort Nelson Fire Zone
BC Wildfire Service


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