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Fire damaged area in Kalamoir Regional Park Closed

July 22, 2013 - 11:52 AM

A portion of Kalamoir Regional Park will remain closed until at least Tuesday at the earliest as a result of last night’s grassfire.

West Kelowna Fire Rescue crews are back in the park this morning trying to determine a cause of the approximately two hectare blaze.  Regional Parks staff has closed most of the Passmore Trail, which is accessed from Collens Hill Road as well as some of the lower sections of the trail.

Any trails leading through the closed area of the park are signed and taped.  For their safety, park visitors are asked to please stay out of the closed area.   Early this week, Regional Parks staff will assess hazards in the area that was burned by the fast moving fire to determine whether areas can be safely opened.

Regional District Communications Officer Bruce Smith says, “It’s extremely dry and the fire hazard remains high.  If not for the quick response by West Kelowna and BC Wildfire Management fire crews last night, this could have been much worse than it was.  People are reminded that smoking is not allowed at anytime in any Regional Park.  As well, campfires or fires of any kind are not allowed in our parks.  Violators could be ticketed and received a fine of $100.00 in addition to causing a serious fire.”

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