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Fire hazard debris burning in Black Mountain Regional Park

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February 22, 2017 - 12:39 PM

With good air quality and venting conditions today, Feb. 22 the Regional District of Central Okanagan advises that a controlled burn is underway in a portion of Black Mountain/sntsk‘il’nt?n Regional Park. 

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

Today’s activity is 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. 

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

As well, residents are also reminded that over the coming weeks, when open burning is allowed, the BC Wildfire Service may burn collected debris piles in a portion of Rose Valley Regional Park above Bear Creek Road off Bowes and Pettman Roads in West Kelowna. 

Its crews removed hazard trees and brushing last year as part of a larger, ten-hectare multi-year fuel modification project. 

Please be aware that trails in this area may be temporarily closed while crews are working.

For more information visit the Regional District Parks Services webpage, email or call 250-469-6232.

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