Fire crews are keeping an eye on a small, but smoky fire on the east side of Vernon Mountain.
The smoke plume is visible from around the area.
BX Swan Lake Fire chief Bill Wacey says it’s an old slash pile that was burning in the early spring that might have reignited.
“It’s actually pretty close to our boundary, but it’s just outside on Crown land. I’ve got a crew of three units up there right now, and we’re waiting for a property rep to get a heavy duty dozer up there to tear away the pile,” Wacey tells Beach Radio News.
Wacey the fire is not going anywhere, and isn’t a safety issue.
RCMP have been notified about it as well in case they have to investigate the cause.
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