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Wildfire mitigation work beginning in Hidden Valley area

Crews with the Provincial Wildfire Risk Reduction Program are starting fuel mitigation efforts this week in Hidden Valley South.

“We wanted to let residents and users of this area know they can expect to see an increase in activity in and around Hidden Valley over the next few months as this work is undertaken,” says RDEK Wildfire Resiliency Supervisor Terry Balan.

Work is expected to be wrapped up by March of next year.

Crews will be using logging equipment to reduce the amount of built-up fuel within dense stands of trees, adjacent to the Peavine Forest Service Road (FSR) and Hogg Creek Road.

“These treatments will reduce wildfire risk, enhance wildlife habitat and support resiliency within our forests,” adds Balan.

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