Bush partiers leave bon fire burning in wooded area of Kelowna

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KELOWNA – Firefighters had to put out an unattended bon fire in Kelowna’s Wilden neighbourhood last night.

Crews were called at about 9:30 p.m., April 29, to the remote, wooded area after reports of a large bon fire with no one around, according to a Kelowna Fire Department media release.

Firefighters had to use an ATV Gator to get to the blaze made up of pallets and large logs. The fire was extinguished.

The fire had been left unattended by people partying in the woods, Platoon Capt. Dennis Miller says in the release.

Miller says open fires, including campfires, are illegal and not permitted in Kelowna. He reminds residents that as of dusk today, April 30, opening burning with a permit is over for the season.

“Please note that the dry weather has made our forested areas extremely dry for this time of year as well,” he says in the release.


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