Piles of woody debris will be burned near Nazko beginning Oct. 4. (File photo)

Piles of woody debris will be burned near Nazko beginning Oct. 4. (File photo)

Ministry of forests planning burning throughout winter near Nazko

The burning is related to the 2017 north plateau wildfire

Hundreds of piles of woody debris and log decks will be burned near Nazko in the next few months.

The ministry of forests, lands, natural resource operations and rural development will be burning the fibre along 5400 road, near the 4000 road and 3900 road. The piles were created to remove trees burnt in the 2017 north plateau wildfire.

Sparked by lightning, the Plateau Fire was the largest fire recorded in B.C. history covering more than 521,000 hectares.

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“Burning is expected to begin October 4, 2021 and will continue periodically until early spring 2022,” a Cariboo Fire Centre update reads. “It will occur only on days when site and weather conditions are favourable and will allow smoke to dissipate. These controlled burns will be conducted by ministry staff.”

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Debris from the same fire was scheduled to be burned between March 26, 2021 and Oct. 31 2021.

After the piles have been burnt, the ministry will plant trees in the area.

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