BC Wildfire Service crews will conduct a controlled burnoff operation on the south side of the 150 Mile House fire today to create a clear and safer perimeter where ground crews can work.
This controlled burn will cover about 50 hectares above White Road and west of Fox Mountain and will increase the amount of smoke in the area. A significant smoke column is expected to be visible for the duration of the burn today. This burnoff will be supported by aircraft during and following the operation.
The 150 Mile House fire currently covers about 2,600 hectares and has 115 firefighting personnel on site with 22 pieces of equipment, air support, and additional logistics staff.