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Pile Burning Projects in Bulkley Valley

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) will be conducting pile burning in five locations in the Bulkley Fire Zone over the coming month. Smoke from this burn may be visible from the Village of Telkwa, the Town of Smithers and the surrounding areas, including Highway 16. The projects are scheduled to start as early as September 26, 2022 and may happen as late as October 28, 2022. Projects include:

  • Driftwood Road area: BCWS will be supporting the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure with firefighting personnel to burn four piles of wood debris. The piles are located at the Driftwood gravel pit, near to the Driftwood Provincial Park.

  • Call Lake Provincial Park: BCWS will burn two hand built piles of wood debris as part of a multi-year FireSmart project in the area.

  • Chapman Road: BCWS will burn multiple hand built piles as part of an ongoing fuels management project.

  • Old Babine Lake Road: BCWS will burn several hand built piles near Ganokwa Creek created from weather station clearing.

  • Twin Falls Recreation Site: BCWS will be supporting Recreation Sites and Trails BC with firefighting personnel to burn several hand built piles from clearing at the Twin Falls Recreation Site.

To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call 1 800-663-5555 toll free or *5555 on a cell phone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit:


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