Burning fire wood debris today
Regional District of the Central Okanagan
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March 22, 2014 - 10:06 AM
The Regional District of Central Okanagan advises that controlled burns are underway today (Saturday, March 22, 2014) in two regional parks.
This is to dispose of fire hazard debris collected as part of large fuel modification projects underway within a 21-hectare section of Scenic Canyon Regional Park and a nine-hectare portion of Coldham Regional Park.
With appropriate open burning permits for fire fuel hazard reduction and a custom venting forecast from the BC Wildfire Management Branch which predicts good venting conditions at the sites, piles of pine beetle infested and other fire hazard wood debris are being burned today in these regional parks even though open burning is not allowed today in the Central Okanagan.
Further controlled burns will likely be required to dispose of the fire hazard debris in these parks as well as in an interface area in the northern part of Rose Valley Regional Park (off Pettman and Bowes Roads) and off Brown Road in a portion of Glen Canyon Regional Park in West Kelowna.
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.
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