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