Burning fire hazard debris in two regional parks

With good air quality and venting conditions today (Friday, February 21, 2014) the Regional District of Central Okanagan advises controlled burning is underway in Stephens Coyote Ridge Regional Park and Coldham Regional Park.

This is to dispose of fire hazard debris collected as part of large fuel modification projects underway within a 20-hectare section of Stephen Coyote Ridge and nine hectares in Coldham regional parks.

Open burning is allowed today for those eligible Central Okanagan property owners with permits from their local fire authority.

Further controlled burns will likely be required to dispose of the fire hazard debris that’s being collected in those two projects and also underway on a 21-hectare section of Scenic Canyon Regional Park.

All local fire departments and local media have been advised of today’s activity in the parks and will be notified when further burning takes place.


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