Mountain Burn Piles Nothing To Fret Over

Mountains around Salmon Arm were lit up over the weekend, thanks to a large number of open burn piles.

Some had taken to social media seeking info on the bright flames.

Jody Lucius with the Kamloops Fire Centre says it's just that time of year "There are currently more than 250 active open burning registrations within the Salmon Arm area. Each one of them can actually be for one of more piles, and some of them are even up to several hundred small piles. They are valid for two weeks at a time, so they may not all be burning at once in that area."

She says the risk of any of those fires spreading in these conditions is rather low, and notes that land managers are required to report on any open burn that gets out of hand.