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Second Central Okanagan park closed due to fire hazard

On the heels of the City of Kelowna closing Dilworth Park to the public, now the Distritct of West Kelowna has adopted that policy in closing Mount Boucherie Park until further notice.

The district says the fire hazard will continue to be monitored closely, and if necessary other interface parks might be closed if the threat of wildfire caused by dry, hot conditions continues.

West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater and Fire Chief Wayne Schnitzler are spreading the fire safe message, encouraging everyone to band together and reduce the risk of wildfire.

“This has been one of the most active fire seasons on record, and we must all do our part to protect our community from wildfire,” said Findlater. The Drought Hill fire currently burning is the fifth forest fire within or near the district since the start of July.

“Please obey the current campfire and open burning bans, do not use fireworks and place matches and cigarettes in ashtrays as opposed to throwing them out the car window,” added Schnitzler.

To report a fire, call 911 to reach the local fire department or *5555 on most cellular networks to contact the BC Wildfire Management Branch.

 

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