Controlled Burns Along Plains Outside Petawawa

Don’t be alarmed if you see fires along the plains west of Petawawa this spring. 

That’s the message from the military, as they are performing some controlled burns in the area. 

Officials say the burns are necessary now to get rid of things that will be fire hazards when the hot summer months arrive. 

They say you may see or smell smoke coming from military training areas around Petawawa during these burns, and the air quality could be affected for short periods of time. 

Fully trained firefighters are in these areas controlling the situation.