CORD announces controlled burn in Rose Valley Regional Park

The Regional District of Central Okanagan is advising residents not to worry if they notice smoke rising from Rose Valley Regional Park on Friday.

According to communications coordinator Bruce Smith, piles of pine beetle infested and other fire hazard wood debris are being burned Friday in Rose Valley Regional Park.

"Further controlled burns may be required in the coming weeks to dispose of fire hazard debris that will be collected as part of a fuel modification project on approximately 50 hectares of the park bounded by Rose Valley properties on the south, Westlake Road, Rose Valley Elementary School, West Kelowna Road and McPhail Court," said Smith.

All local fire departments have been advised of Friday's activity in the park and, according to Smith, will be notified when further burning takes place.

Last month, the Regional District sent letters advising of the work to several hundred nearby residents, asking that they stay off any closed trails while crews work in various areas of the park.

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