B.C. forestry company must pay $343K fine for starting 2016 wildfire, court rules

Softwood lumber is pictured at Tolko Industries in Heffley Creek, B.C., on April, 1, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

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A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has upheld more than $343,000 in cost-recovery fines that were handed to a forestry company for starting a wildfire in 2016.

A decision posted Monday says the wildfire near Nazko, in central B.C., burned about four square kilometres after escaping from a debris pile that a contractor set on fire at a Tolko Industries cut block.


Source: CTV News


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