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We are supporting @KentBC1 in their response to the Limbert Mountain wildfire. Currently there are seven BC Wildfire Service personnel supporting the Agassiz Fire Department. For more information and future updates please visit their website and social media channels twitter.com/KentBC1/status…
Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination is required as of Nov. 22, 2021. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service.
On Nov. 1, 2021, the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19.
Have you always wanted to join a team on the frontlines of wildfires in B.C.? Applications for crew members are now open here: ow.ly/o4e250LIqLg
This is a reminder that the BC Wildfire Service is seeking feedback from you! We appreciate your feedback as it allows us to better meet your needs and expectations. twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo/…
The burns are scheduled to start on Nov. 21, 2022, and will be concluded by March 31, 2023. Smoke may be visible in the surrounding area, including #Naramata, #Penticton and #Summerland. Read the full information bulletin: ow.ly/jhqu50LHiVr
The BC Wildfire Service is planning to burn approximately 100 piles of wood debris about 5 km east of #Naramata, near the Arawana Forest Service Road. This burning is part of an ongoing fuels management project in partnership with the @RDOSinfo.
The #BCWildfire Service, in conjunction with BC Parks and the Okanagan Shuswap Resource District, plans to burn 200 piles of wood debris in the Penticton Fire Zone as part of a fuels management project supporting the @cityofkelowna's Community Wildfire Protection Program (CWPP).
Read the full information bulletin here: ow.ly/WPVc50Lx4s8
Residents can expect this activity to continue through the month of November or until there is significant snow in the area. We thank the public for their vigilance in continuing to report fire activity.
To stay within the open burning regulations, Category 3 open burns are registered so that the BC Wildfire Service knows where any potentially visible burns are happening. BCWS is aware of the pile burning taking place that is visible from the City of Golden.
As the Category 3 prohibitions have been rescinded in the Southeast Fire Centre, a number of wildfire risk reduction and fuels mitigation projects have started in the region.
This is a reminder that the BC Wildfire Service is seeking feedback from you! We appreciate your feedback as it allows us to better meet your needs and expectations. twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo/…
The project also supports the traditional use of fire as a tool to improve the landscape. Read the full information bulletin: ow.ly/NNtJ50L7A6f Learn more about prescribed fire and cultural burning here: prescribedfire.ca
This prescribed burn is part of a larger 170 hectare project and is intended to provide community protection, ecosystem restoration and habitat improvement for mule deer winter range and enhancement for Indigenous cultural values in the area.
Pictured: Site conditions during the prescribed burn yesterday, and conditions on site today.
Crews are back on site today mopping up and patrolling the prescribed burn area. In this video, one of the burn crews is using a line ignition technique while conducting the prescribed burn yesterday, Oct. 27.
The #BCWildfire Service, Penticton Indian Band and Okanagan Nation Alliance successfully conducted a 40 hectare prescribed burn with support from Westbank First Nation, Gorman Brothers Ltd. and the Okanagan Shuswap Resource District.
Read the full information bulletin here: ow.ly/NNtJ50L7A6f Learn more about prescribed fire and cultural burning here: prescribedfire.ca
The Penticton Indian Band and the BC Wildfire Service will carefully control and monitor the fire at all times. Smoke and flames may be visible from #Peachland, #Summerland, #Kelowna, #Penticton and surrounding areas, and to travellers along #BCHwy97 and #BCHwy97C.
The #BCWildfire Service, Penticton Indian Band and Okanagan Nation Alliance will be conducting 40 hectares of a 170-hectare prescribed burn with support from Westbank First Nation, Gorman Brothers Ltd. and the Okanagan Shuswap Resource District beginning today, Oct. 27, 2022.
The #BCWildfire Service has partnered with @bcstats to review communication practices and we would like to hear from you. To provide your consent and complete the survey, please opt in: ow.ly/JPoQ50Ln4Rz. From there you will receive the survey from BC Stats at a later date.
Burn registration numbers are entered in the Open Fire Tracking System, which allows the #BCWildfire Service to track open burning activity throughout B.C.
Reminder that anyone planning to conduct a Category 3 burn must obtain a burn registration number ahead of time (at no charge) by calling 1 888 797-1717.
Although recent weather patterns have reduced the wildfire risk in the region, members of the public are urged to undertake any open burning responsibly to reduce the likelihood of starting a wildfire.
Local governments may still have burning restrictions in place, people should check with local authorities before lighting any fire of any size.
Effective at noon (PST) on Friday, October 28, 2022, Category 3 open burning, will once again be permitted throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction due to a decreased wildfire risk.
B.C. is a large and ecologically diverse province and regional conditions often vary greatly. Review the bans and restrictions page (ow.ly/U3yv50L1uc2) for your area and check with your local government before doing any kind of burning.
Burn registration numbers can be obtained by calling 1-888-797-1717 or emailing [email protected]
Residents are reminded to take precautions and follow all regulations associated with campfires and any Category 2/3 open burning. The BC Wildfire Service reminds the public that all Category 3 fires require a burn registration number.
Activities and use of equipment previously prohibited that will be permitted include: fireworks, air curtain burners, sky lanterns, burn barrels and cages and binary exploding targets. Campfires remain permitted.
Effective at noon Pacific Time on Oct. 25, Category 2 and Category 3 open burning prohibitions will be rescinded throughout the Prince George Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.
Fire behaviour is expected to decrease overnight as winds are calm in the area and temperatures are beginning to cool. Four firefighters are currently responding and a wildfire officer and a helicopter were on site earlier. No values or public roads are currently threatened.
The wildfire is estimated at 5 hectares in size and is displaying rank 3 fire behaviour, meaning it is spreading at a moderate rate with an organized flame front in surface fuels.
The #BCWildfire Service is currently responding to the Esperon Lake wildfire (K52754), located approximately 26 kilometres northwest of #WestKelowna. (Photo taken at 5 p.m.)
The #BCWildfire Service is responding to the Willow River wildfire (G12710), approximately 5 km north of Willow River. This wildfire is currently estimated at 3.6 hectares in size and is burning Rank 1. Crews on site are working on containment lines for priority areas.
While smoke may remain visible to surrounding communities. Forecasted weather is favourable and the #BCWildfire Service will continue to monitor this fire until it is Out. To learn more about wildfire stages of control, please visit: ow.ly/PNJO50LeR4H
As a result of the hard work of #BCWildfire crews and the regional fire departments, the Gilpin Grasslands Park wildfire (N62637) has been updated to Under Control. This fire is located approximately 10 kilometres east of #GrandForks and 7 kilometres west of #ChristinaLakeBC.
Preparation work on the Munro prescribed burn project located ~5km SW of #Peachland up the Munro FSR will be taking place today. Personnel will be blacklining, which is the pre-burning and extinguishment of fuels adjacent to the main area of the prescribed burn.
The main burning operation will not be taking place today; however, smoke from the blacklining will be visible from Peachland, #Summerland, #Kelowna, #Penticton and surrounding areas, and to travellers along #BCHwy97 and #BCHwy97C. Learn more here: ow.ly/EG9G50LevPj
Smoke and flames from this burn will be highly visible from Yunesit’in, #BCHwy20 and surrounding areas. More information: ow.ly/XEEL50Lev6k
The prescribed burn is about 88 hectares in size. Burning is anticipated to take place on October 18-19, 2022. Burning will proceed if conditions are suitable and allow for smoke dispersal during burn operations, though light smoke may also linger in the following days.
The Yunesit’in Government in partnership with #BCWildfire Service will be conducting a prescribed burn on the west boundary of Yunesit’in IR.
The first rain in several weeks is forecasted to reach the South Coast on Friday, which is expected to reduce fire behaviour and further improve air quality. For smoke forecasts go to: firesmoke.ca For information about air quality go to: ow.ly/lj7350LcCnx
This pattern is forecast to affect the coastal region through to Wednesday, preventing the smoke from lifting. Smoke concentrations and air quality are expected to begin improving on Thursday as inflow winds deepen and fresh air from the Pacific pushes inland.
Smoke from 26 active fires in the Fraser Zone, combined with smoke from Washington State, has negatively impacted air quality and visibility throughout most of the Coastal Fire Centre, particularly in the Fraser Valley.
The Coastal Fire Centre is experiencing historical forest fuel conditions and outflow wind patterns. The unseasonably hot, dry conditions, lack of rainfall and outflow winds have resulted in increased fire behaviour on all active fires.
UPDATE: The prescribed burn is taking place today and will be approximately 20 hectares, within the Williams Lake Community Forest. The target area is the grassland benchmark. Smoke will be visible from #WilliamsLake, surrounding areas, and to motorists travelling on #BCHwy20.
The #BCWildfire Service will be supporting the Williams Lake Community Forest in conducting a prescribed burn to help reduce the wildfire risk in the area. It could begin as early as today, October 17. For more information, visit ow.ly/NgmQ50Lc6rz
The McNaugh Creek wildfire (V11952) is estimated at 1,300 hectares. These fires are highly visible within EC Manning Park and from #BCHwy3, and have resulted in smoky conditions throughout the Fraser Valley.
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