Fire Control near Manning Creek

On July 7, 2022, the Forest Practices Board received a complaint about the BC Wildfire Service’s (BCWS) efforts to control the Lytton Creek wildfire near the Manning Creek Forest Service Road (FSR) between Spences Bridge and Merritt. The complainant believes that the BCWS intentionally lit a fire, known as a ‘planned ignition’, when it should not have.

The Board investigated whether the BCWS complied with the requirements of the Wildfire Act related to fire control and whether the decision to carry out fire control, in this case, was reasonable.

March 29, 2023

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Natural Resource Region

Thompson / Okanagan