May 16, 2018 3:20 pm
Updated: May 16, 2018 9:34 pm

Prescribed burn in Vernon city park

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There will be a prescribed burn in Vernon’s Becker Park on Wednesday.

Interm fire chief David Lind says it’s a preventative measure to manage fuels in the area west of the Recreation Complex.

“Crews will conduct test burns before igniting a larger area, to verify how effectively fuels are consumed and where smoke is expected to travel. They will proceed only if conditions are suitable to allow for quick smoke dissipation and low to moderate fire intensity,” Lind said.

The burn will also be used as a training exercise for firefighters.

Lind says other prescribed burns will be held regularly in the Greater Vernon area during the spring and fall.

The controlled burn is in compliance with B.C. Ministry of Forest guidelines.

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