Burning Fire Hazard Debris Today
March 12, 2015 - 12:01 PM
CENTRAL OKANAGAN - With good air quality and venting conditions today (Thursday, March 12, 2015) the Regional District of Central Okanagan advises controlled burning is underway in Rose Valley Regional Park off Pettman and Bowes Roads.
This is to dispose of fire hazard debris collected as part of a multi-year BC Wildfire Management Branch fire hazard mitigation program on a ten-hectare section in the northern portion of the regional park.
Open burning is allowed today for those eligible Central Okanagan property owners with permits from their local fire authority. All local fire departments and local media have been advised of today’s activity in the park and will be notified when further burning takes place.
Additional controlled burns will be required to dispose of the fire hazard debris collected along a four kilometer section of trail in Trepanier Creek Greenway Regional Park as a result of the 2012 wildfire. Visitors may encounter temporary trail closures as crews fall hazard trees for this project.
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