Parks Canada will be burning brush piles on the lower slopes of Mt. Revelstoke National Park starting today. (Parks Canada)

Parks Canada will be burning brush piles on the lower slopes of Mt. Revelstoke National Park starting today. (Parks Canada)

Mount Revelstoke National Park burning brush piles today

Starting today, Parks Canada fire crews will be burning brush piles on the lower slopes of Mount Revelstoke.

  • Oct. 4, 2018 12:00 a.m.

Starting today, Parks Canada fire crews will be burning brush piles on the lower slopes of Mount Revelstoke.

This work in Mount Revelstoke National Park is being conducted in collaboration with BC Wildfire Service, and contributes to wildfire risk reduction in and around Revelstoke, said Shelley Bird, Fire Information Officer, in a news release.

Due to significant rainfall and recent snow, the Parkway Bend Prescribed Fire will not be conducted this year.

Parks Canada’s fire specialists take into account weather, type of vegetation, terrain and fire behaviour

when writing a prescription.

They define the boundary of the fire using natural barriers, such as cliffs and wetlands, combined with man made features, such as roads and constructed fuel breaks.

Finally, the conditions under which the prescription can be used are outlined. When these conditions are met, the team is ready for action.

Fire management teams will only ignite under these pre-determined conditions to ensure a well-managed, successful prescribed fire. The safety of the public, our crews, park infrastructure, and neighbouring lands is always our number one priority, the news release said.

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