The Fernie Fire Department is working on an innovative project with the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations and BC Wildfire Service.
They’re developing a FireSmart Demonstration Forest near St. Margaret’s Cemetery.
Fire chief Ted Ruiter says it will let residents gain knowledge of FireSmart standards.
“People can actually come to it and walk through and read some signage and really understand what the process is. It’s in particular to home property, so basically your home and how to landscape and manage vegetation.”
Trails and pathways in the area will reopen tomorrow Friday.
Residents are still able to access the cemetery.
– Ted Ruiter, Fernie Fire Chief