Brief: Prescribed burns are ongoing in Revelstoke’s surrounding National Parks

Parks Canada says smoke from the lower flanks of Mount Revelstoke National Park shouldn't alarm residents and are prescribed burns for wildfire risk reduction.

Wildfire crews performing prescribed brush pile burns in Revelstoke's surrounding National Parks. Photo: Parks Canada

As another week of warm weather approaches, Parks Canada reminds residents and visitors that fire crews continue to focus on wildfire reduction activities in Revelstoke’s surrounding national parks.

Social media posts have been popping up with concerns about smoke emitting from Mount Revelstoke National Park’s lower flanks. While Parks encourages people to report any wildfires, illegal campfires, or suspicious smoke to Dispatch at 877-852-3100, they say the smoke is a burning activity to reduce the risks of natural fire.

There is currently a prescribed fire on the lower slopes of the National park. In a Facebook post, Parks Canada says the fire results from brush pile burning, a wildfire risk reduction activity.

Parks staff says crews will undertake several burning projects in both parks over the few weeks. They say smoke can be expected near the Illecillewaet Campground in Glacier and near Caribou Cabin and on the lower slopes of Mount Revelstoke National Park.

The current fire danger is high and more information and updates, including an interactive map showing active fires, can be found here: www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/bc/revelstoke/securite-safety/feu-fire-info.

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