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REPORTING · 26th April 2010
Merv Ritchie
It was a clear sky day yesterday and the fires set to burn the slash on Ian Munsons property on Krumm Road burnt hot and fast. Residents could see the smoke billowing high into the sky from Terrace Sunday but the index was favorable and the air was still crisp and clean.

Today is a different day. The smoldering remains of the slash piles have the smoke drifting down into the lower areas of town. This morning it smells as though the campsites at Ferry Island are full with weekend campers all with their open campfires roasting hotdogs.

The expectation was for the index to remain favourable and this smoke would continue to rise. Munson has had the piles of slash from this cleared property drying for three years. They went up fast and they shouldn't smolder for long. He plans to finish the clearing by leveling it and putting it into use as a hay field.