(Photos courtesy of Dogtown Fire & Fuels Management)
Cranbrook, BC (March 28, 2022) -- Our important wildfire risk reduction projects continue in partnership with the Province and FireSmart BC. Crews wrapped up at our Idlewild site on Friday March 25, 2022 – our second of three City owned properties being treated. Crews will be starting on our property in Park Royal on Monday March 28, 2022.
These projects will be a combination of chainsaw and brush-saw operations resulting in piles of combustible vegetation being created in these parcels. Fire and Emergency Services will plan to burn these debris piles at a later date.
Please keep well clear of these properties and the work crews to ensure both your safety and theirs.
While these efforts are not intended to eliminate wildfire in these areas, their main objective is to reduce the volume and density of combustible vegetation and provide a reduction in potential fire intensity should an ignition occur within them.
Learn more about our projects, by visiting https://cranbrook.ca/news/wildfire-risk-reduction-projects-on-three-city-owned-properties-start-on-tuesday-february-22.