The Department of National Defence is conducting another round of controlled burns at Rocky Point. (Google Maps)

The Department of National Defence is conducting another round of controlled burns at Rocky Point. (Google Maps)

DND burning debris at Rocky Point property in Metchosin

Residents may notice smoke over a five-day period

The Department of National Defence is planning to burn some debris piles and overgrown brushes at its Rocky Point property in Metchosin.

Residents can expect to see some smoke as 30 piles of trimmed conifer trees and gorse are burned.

“Vegetation management is necessary to prevent wildfires, maintain military training areas and protect species at risk,” according to a statement from DND.

Burns for different materials took place last month.

READ MORE: DND doing controlled burns at Rocky Point in Metchosin

The work will be done for a period of five days between Oct. 13 and 31, “on days when weather and ventilation conditions are favourable and when permitted by the B.C. Ministry of Environment,” DND added.


 

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