Regional District of Central Kootenay urges land owners to prepare for threat of wildfire season
Due to the massive increase in wildfire activity during 2017, homeowners are being urged to take advantage of the free FireSmart fire protection assessment being offered in the area. The Nakusp and Area Community Forest and the Regional District of Central Kootenay are working with non-profit association FireSmart Canada to mitigate property loss in vulnerable rural areas. The assessment specialists will provide customized tips and strategies to reduce the risk of wildfire damage to homes and outbuildings during the 2018 fire season. In rural areas where private property, crown land and forestry operations border each other, fire has become a monstrous threat that shows no signs of lessening.