August 15, 2014 - 1:20 PM
WEST KELOWNA - Parts of Mt. Boucherie Regional Park not affected by this summer's forest fires have reopened to the public.
The park was closed August 8 because of the extreme fire hazard. Visitors to the park and its hiking trails are asked to watch for signs posted by the District of West Kelowna indicating where hazards can be found.
Hazards in the wildfire affected parts of the park include possible falling trees and branches; falling rock and unstable slopes; wind born debris; burnt tree root holes, stumps, tripping hazards; and sudden water torrents in the event of rain.
The closure signs are posted on the southwest face of the mountain.
Trails in Eain Lamont Regional Park and various trail heads that provide access to the mountain are also being reopened.
The Central Okanagan Regional District continues to monitor fire hazards and asks the public to respect the current campfire ban and to only use ashtrays when throwing away matches and cigarettes.
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