Announcement: West Fraser Fire Hazard Reduction Burn
February 2, 2021
West Fraser will be conducting hazard reduction burns within their premises over the coming weeks. The burning is in conjunction with logging that took place last year. This project’s purpose is to reduce the wildfire hazard for both the community and West Fraser facilities. The burning will be done in phases to help reduce the overall smoke in the area at any given time.
Smoke and fire activity will be visible from local roadways during and after these controlled burns. Those in the area are advised to follow the necessary safety precautions:
- Keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke entering buildings.
- Cover outdoor furniture to prevent ember damage.
- Remove washing from the clothesline
- Ensure any outdoor pets have a sheltered area
- If you have asthma or a lung condition, reduce outdoor activities. If smoke levels are high and if shortness of breath or coughing develops, take your reliever medicine, or seek medical advice.
- If you are driving a vehicle, slow down, keep windows up and turn headlights on.
- It is normal for smoke to be visible up to 24 hours after the prescribed burn.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach West Fraser by calling 780-865-8900.