Abitibi conducting slash pile burning

Abitibi-Consolidated Company of Canada will be conducting slash pile burning on the Crossroute Forest operations from Oct. 1-March 10, 2006.
This burning will take place along the Mathieu, Pipestone, Cedar Narrows, Turtle River, Trout, Manion, Sunshine, Flanders, Camp River, and Hardtrack road systems.
In addition, slash pile burning will take place on other roads throughout the forest.
Slash pile burning is done every fall in order to clear the site for future regeneration and to reduce the fire hazard created by these slash piles.
The burning is authorized by the Ministry of Natural Resources.
For more information, contact Colin Hewitt at Abitibi-Consolidated (274-5311 ext. 1957) or the MNR’s Fire Management headquarters at 274-8643.