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Kalamoir Regional Park - Passmore Trail still closed

July 24, 2013 - 11:46 AM

It’s anticipated a trail through the northwest section of Kalamoir Regional Park will remain closed until the end of the week.

The Mike Passmore trail in the area of the park to the east of homes located along Collens Hill Road and Weatherhill Roads goes through a small portion of the park that was burned during Saturday evening’s grassfire.

West Kelowna Fire Rescue expects to turn that area of the park back to the Regional District this evening.   Regional Park staff has conducted a preliminary hazard assessment and requires that this trail and area remain closed to the public until additional repair and mitigation work can be completed.

It’s expected this work will be finished and that the public can safely use this trail again starting on Saturday morning.

The human-caused fire quickly burned approximately two hectares of grassland and vegetation in the park.

The vast majority of the 27-hectare park along the West Kelowna waterfront was not affected by the fire and remains open for visitors use.

People are reminded that smoking, campfires or fires of any kind are not allowed in any Regional Park.  Violators could be ticketed and receive a fine of $100.00 in addition to causing a serious fire.

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