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Protection project completed on time

Nelson Fire Rescue has announced the completion of the Wildfire Fuel Mitigation Project in the area near Mountain Lake Seniors Complex and the Selkirk College 10th Street campus.

The work completed is part of the overall Community Wildfire Protection Plan adopted by City Council in 2008.

The work in the Fairview area included harvesting of dead and dangerous trees as well as special separation of the tree crowns. The work included the removal of the ladder fuels and the woody debris on the forest floor.

In the event of a fire this type of treatment will reduce the chance of a fire spreading and allowing firefighters to deal with the fire on the ground. Debri Resources Ltd. completed this area on time and on budget.

The last area to be treated is above L.V. Rogers. This treatment is weather dependent and should be completed by spring of 2014.

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