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Fuel modification continues in Rose Valley Regional Park

September 12, 2013 - 4:29 PM

Over the coming months a small fuel modification project will continue in a section of Rose Valley Regional Park.

During the past year, as crews have been available, the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch has been working in a two-hectare portion of the park off Bowes and Pettman Roads.* Crews are brushing, thinning and removing fire hazard trees and ladder fuels as part of a multi-year fuel modification project on a ten hectare section of the park above Bear Creek Road.

While B.C. Wildfire Management Branch crews are working in this area of Rose Valley Regional Park, visitors should be aware that some trails may be temporarily closed.  For their safety and that of the workers, please stay out of any closed area.

Collected wood debris will be piled for disposal when open burning is allowed and when both air quality and venting conditions are favourable.   This work has received approval by West Kelowna Fire Rescue and will be conducted in accordance with Regional District Air Quality and Open Burning regulations.

Prior to any decision to proceed with burning on a particular day, local fire authorities and media will be advised.

For more information visit the Regional District Parks Services webpage, email or call 250-469-6232.

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