The Wildfire Management Branch is advising Williams Lake residents that crews are conducting fuel modification activities on Fox Mountain this week.
Operations include the removal of tree limbs, wood chipping and burning small piles of debris.
This project began last fall and is being completed as part of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan for the Cariboo Regional District.
This project has included the removal of understory forest fuels and debris to enhance firefighting capabilities should a wildfire threaten the area. Removal of the forest fuels is meant to slow the spread of wildfire and provide firefighters a safer place to work during any future fire suppression operations.
Wildfire Management Branch staff often help local governments conduct fuel management work. The costs are covered by the B.C. government.
For the latest information on fuel management and the FireSmart program, visit www.bcwildfire.ca.
Report a wildfire or unattended campfire by calling *5555 on your cell phone or toll-free 1 800 663-5555. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to http://www.bcforestfireinfo.gov.bc.ca.
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