The City of Merritt, in co-operation with the BC Wildfire Service, is planning to conduct a prescribed burn in the area of the Airport to reduce wildfire threats.
The burn is scheduled to start on Monday, March 20, and will be concluded by Friday, March 24, 2017. Trained wildfire crews will carefully control and monitor the fire at all times. Smoke and flames may be visible.
The exact timing of the burn will depend on weather and site conditions. It will proceed only if conditions are suitable and will allow for quick smoke dissipation and low to moderate fire intensity.
The City of Merritt anticipates conducting additional burns within the Municipality in the coming months, targeting priority areas identified in the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). An information bulletin will be distributed in advance of these burns.
For more information Contact:
David Tomkinson, Fire Chief
City of Merritt
Telephone: (250) 378-5626