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BC Hydro will conduct its burning program in Site C project areas pending suitable venting and ground conditions.
Crews are clearing waste wood, where safe and practical, from the project area.
From December 2023 to March 2024, burning may take place in the following areas:
- Portage Mountain Quarry
- West Pine Quarry
- North and South bank of the Peace River between the Site C dam site and Peace Canyon Dam
The public may encounter increased smoke and lower visibility while burning and wood disposal takes place. The Site C project plans and monitors burning carefully, including the timing, size and location of the wood piles, and the smoke being emitted.
Burning activities will follow the Site C Smoke Management Plan and only take place during custom venting windows authorized under provincial regulations, specific to Site C.
If residents see an uncontrolled fire or forest fire, they are asked to immediately contact the BC Wildfire Service at 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 on a cell phone.
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