As early as next week, residents can expect to see smoke above the Bench in the City’s northwest sector, as the BC Wildfire Service assists the City of Merritt with a fuel management project to address priority issues identified in the Community Wildfire Prevention Plan (CWPP).
Trained BC Wildfire staff will be working to prune ladder fuels and pile and burn wood debris where fuels are excessive. Hazards related to dead and dangerous trees will also be addressed during the project.
Burning will only take place on days with appropriate venting, to minimize the impacts of the resulting smoke.
For information on what you can do to lessen the wildfire risk to your property, please download a copy of The Home Owners FireSmart Manual here; http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/em...
For more information Contact:
David Tomkinson, Fire Chief
City of Merritt
Telephone: (250) 378-5626