Two fuel modification projects with debris burning today in Central Okanagan

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With good air quality and venting conditions today (Monday, April 24th) the Regional District of Central Okanagan says that two controlled burns are taking place today in different regional parks.

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

Burning is underway in a portion of Black Mountain/sntsk‘il’nt?n Regional Park to dispose of fire hazard debris piles 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. The fuel management work is part of the ongoing effort to prepare it for future access.

The second controlled burning is taking place to dispose of debris collected last year in a portion of Rose Valley Regional Park above Bear Creek Road off Bowes and Pettman Roads in West Kelowna. BC Wildfire Service crews are continuing a multi-year fuel modification project in this ten-hectare section of the park. Please be aware that trails in this area may be temporarily closed while crews are working.

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.

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

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