There’s fire on the mountains, but no reason for concern.
That’s the message from Kayla Pepper, fire information officer with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations’ Wildfire Management Branch.
Large fires at the southern summit of Mt. Ida last Wednesday night sparked many calls. But Pepper says there are well over 40 active industrial burn registrations in place and conditions last week were good for venting smoke.
Forestry companies are engaging in resource burning, getting rid of debris that could fuel wildfires in fire season.