"Long term we're looking at an average season--nothing like 2010, which we all remember. We will have lightning strikes but they will be wet: unlike 2010," he continued.
He said that he wanted to talk to Council about fuels management. "We have done a number of projects over the years--including the section at the top of Fox Mountain Road and Road, for example. Our Alexis Creek project actually stopped the fire ,as proved in real-time photos," he continued.
He added that Chilcotin Estates is one of their upcoming project. "We fight fires but when there aren't fires, we have done parkland jobs like painting picnic tables and falling trees that were potential problems," he said. "We're pretty well caught up with all that; now we're looking at Crown land projects in the area."
He explained that having forest fuels removed in areas surrounding residential areas helps reduce fire risks to buildings and also makes it easier to control if there is a fire.
(Photo: 'Smoky' and Cariboo Fire Centre fire fighters were featured on Saturday at the Stampede Street Party.)
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