If you see smoke outside of Smithers or Telkwa next week… don’t panic.
BC Wildfire Service personnel will be conducting forest-fuel treatments and pile burning in two locations near Smithers and Telwka.
The objective is to remove slash debris from firewood cutting and trees affected by mountain pine beetles.
Starting as early as Monday, October 2nd pile burning will take place at Wood Creek, just outside of Smithers and in the Skillhorn Road area just outside of Telkwa.
The goal of both projects is to limit the chances of wildfires in the future.