Creston Smoke Advisory

Creston residents are advised that flames and smoke may be highly visible on Aug. 19. Idahoan farmers in a co-ordinated effort with U.S. Forest Service firefighting crews will be burning stubble fields in the vicinity of the Parker Ridge Fire as a proactive measure to prevent further spread of the fire. A wind event is forecasted in the area for Thursday, Aug. 20, and this controlled burn of 800 hectares is to prevent the erratic and aggressive fire behaviour observed on Friday, Aug. 14.

For information on fires in the U.S., please visit:http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit:www.bcwildfire.ca

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The content on this page was last updated August 19 2015 at 9:09 AM