Cranbrook, BC (February 16, 2022) – In partnership with the Province and FireSmart BC, the City will be performing wildfire risk reduction projects on three different City owned properties, starting on Tuesday near the El Camino Mobile Home Park on Patterson Road.
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.
Other locations to be treated include a property on 9th Street South, across from Idlewild Park and in Park Royal Park over the next few weeks. This important work is to be completed by contracted forestry crews.
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.
If you have any questions or concerns about these projects, please reach out to the Cranbrook FireSmart program at [email protected] or by phoning the Cranbrook Firehall at 250-426-2325.
To learn more about what you can do to reduce the potential impacts of wildfire in your neighbourhood, visit the City of Cranbrook website: https://cranbrook.ca/firesmart/ or the FireSmartBC website at: www.firesmartbc.ca.