Burning today in two regional parks

With good air quality and venting conditions today (Friday, February 14th, 2014) the Regional District advises that controlled burning of fire hazard wood debris piles is underway in Rose Valley Regional Park and Stephens Coyote Ridge Regional Park.

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

With a permit issued by West Kelowna Fire Rescue, piles of pine beetle infested and other fire hazard wood debris are being burned today in the south area of Rose Valley Regional Park above the water reservoir.  This material was collected last year as part of a trail enhancement project along the upper sections of the Yellowbell and Forest loop trails.

The Kelowna Fire Department has approved and provided a permit for burning of fire fuel hazard wood debris collected as part of a fuel modification project recently underway on approximately 20-hectares of Stephens Coyote Ridge Regional Park in the north Glenmore area.

Further controlled burns will likely be required to dispose of the fire hazard debris that’s being collected as part of the projects underway in Stephens Coyote Ridge Regional Park as well as on a nine-hectare section of Coldham Regional Park and in 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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