Central Okanagan burning fire hazard wood debris today

KELOWNA - The Regional District of Central Okanagan advises a controlled burn is underway today (Thursday, February 23rd) in a portion of Black Mountain / sntsk‘il’nt?n Regional Park (sinch-KEEL-en-tin).

Crews are disposing of fire hazard debris collected as part of a five-hectare fuel modification project in the park.  The park located on the east slopes just outside Kelowna is closed to the public and the fuel management project is part of the ongoing effort to prepare it for future access.

Today’s burning has been authorized with appropriate permits for fire fuel hazard reduction and a custom venting forecast from the BC Wildfire Service which predicts good venting conditions at the regional park site, even though open burning is not allowed today in the Central Okanagan.

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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