Smoke in Glenmore caused by pine beetle burn

Eldorado Ranch, a cattle ranch hit hard with the invasive pine beetle, has been conducting wildfire beetle-kill mitigation for the last few months. Property owners will continue with the burn as long as there is snow on the ground and the weather permits.

KELOWNA – Smoke coming from a property north of the Glenmore Landfill is from burning piles of dead trees infested with mountain pine beetle.

Eldorado Ranch, a cattle ranch hit hard with the invasive pine beetle, has been conducting wildfire beetle-kill mitigation for the last few months. Property owners will continue with the burn as long as there is snow on the ground and the weather permits.

Heavy equipment, water trucks and personnel will monitor the burn.

For more information on the urban pine beetle mitigation program in Kelowna, visit this website.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca, call (250) 718-0428 or tweet @AdamProskiw.

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