Wildfire Mitigation: Controlled burning on Owlhead

Posted On: Sep 29, 2021

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Update - November 6, 2021: The Fire Chief received a number of calls from concerned residents over the weekend due to visible flames and smoke from Queest Trailhead. The flames are from controlled burns being conducted by logging operations in the area. 

Original Post - September 29, 2021: 

Please be advised smoke may be visible from Owlhead Trailhead in the coming weeks while controlled burning is conducted wildfire mitigation. 

Questions may be directed to Fire Chief Brett Ogino at 250-836-2477 or

According to BC Wildfire Service, there are no current fire bans or restrictions for the Kamloops Fire Centre. However, forest use restrictions are in effect for some areas.  

Please note that, under the District of Sicamous' Outdoor Burning Bylaw, certain fires are restricted to the first two weeks of April and the last two weeks of October. 

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