If you’re seeing a bit of smoke in the air today, don’t panic. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources is conducting a controlled burn near the city. The work will take place near Frenkel Road and Blackwater Road. The Ministry says smoke and flames may be seen from Highway 16. The work is being done to mitigate wildfire risks by eliminating debris in hat area. The Ministry assures trained BC Wildfire Service crews will carefully control and monitor the fires at all times. Once the piles are ignited, the intention is to extinguish them within 24 hours.