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Merritt Fire Rescue Department and BC Wildfire Service planning a couple prescribed burns this week.

Should conditions permit, Merritt Fire Rescue Department Chief David Tomkinson confirms that prescribed burns both at the airport and above the "Bench" are scheduled.

"It all comes down to maintenance. Most of the areas we will be treating in the coming weeks, have received treatments before."

The exact timing of the burns will depend on weather and site conditions.

They will proceed only if conditions are suitable and will allow for quick smoke dissipation and low to moderate fire intensity.

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