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Knox Mt. Park brush fire causes road closure

The risk of a brush fire has closed Knox Mountain Park to all motorized vehicles.

The city announced Wednesday morning that Knox Mountain Road has been closed due to the due to dry conditions and the fire threat posed by motor vehicles. While pedestrians will still be allowed to use the park, the no-smoking bylaw will be strictly enforced, say city officials. “We want to limit the risk of accidental fire,” said Blair Stewart, urban forestry supervisor for the city.

“Conditions are extremely dry right now and we want to make park users aware of the risks, particularly about smoking and the possibility of fire from vehicles accessing the park.”

Pedestrians and cyclists can still access the park.

 

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