Fires east of Osoyoos Lake are prescribed burn by Osoyoos Indian Band

By on April 3, 2014
Fires east of Osoyoos Lake make an eerie glow at night. The fire is a prescribed burn being conducted by the Osoyoos Indian Band for habitat maintenance. (Richard McGuire photo)

Fires east of Osoyoos Lake make an eerie glow at night. The fire is a prescribed burn being conducted by the Osoyoos Indian Band for habitat maintenance. (Richard McGuire photo)

Fires continue burning on the mountain east of Osoyoos Lake in a prescribed burn being conducted by the Osoyoos Indian Band.

Aaron Stelkia of the OIB says the burn helps to improve wildlife habitat and this is done every two or three years. It will continue another three or four days, depending on weather, he said.

Kayla Pepper, a spokesperson at the Kamloops Fire Centre, said all fire authorities were notified and she agrees with Stelkia that prescribed burns help to maintain habitat as well as to minimize the impact of possible future wildfires.

Stelkia said he is monitoring the burn to ensure it stays under control.

Fires east of Osoyoos Lake make an eerie glow at night. The fire is a prescribed burn being conducted by the Osoyoos Indian Band for habitat maintenance. (Richard McGuire photo)

Fires east of Osoyoos Lake make an eerie glow at night. The fire is a prescribed burn being conducted by the Osoyoos Indian Band for habitat maintenance. (Richard McGuire photo)

Fires east of Osoyoos Lake make an eerie glow at night. The fire is a prescribed burn being conducted by the Osoyoos Indian Band for habitat maintenance. (Richard McGuire photo)

Fires east of Osoyoos Lake make an eerie glow at night. The fire is a prescribed burn being conducted by the Osoyoos Indian Band for habitat maintenance. (Richard McGuire photo)

Fires east of Osoyoos Lake make an eerie glow at night. The fire is a prescribed burn being conducted by the Osoyoos Indian Band for habitat maintenance. (Richard McGuire photo)

Fires east of Osoyoos Lake make an eerie glow at night. The fire is a prescribed burn being conducted by the Osoyoos Indian Band for habitat maintenance. (Richard McGuire photo)

Heavy smoke was rising from the mountain side east of Osoyoos Lake when this photo was taken April 1. The fires are a prescribed burn conducted by the Osoyoos Indian Band for habitat maintenance. (Richard McGuire photo)

Heavy smoke was rising from the mountain side east of Osoyoos Lake when this photo was taken April 1. The fires are a prescribed burn conducted by the Osoyoos Indian Band for habitat maintenance. (Richard McGuire photo)

 

One Comment

  1. john kirkman

    April 9, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    What idiots -The Earth is majorly air polluted already.. They should be held liable for all of that pollution they created. Good government? I think not..

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