With good air quality and venting conditions today the Regional District of Central Okanagan says that a controlled burn is underway in a portion of Black Mountain / sntsk‘il’ntən Regional Park. Open burning is allowed today for those eligible Central Okanagan property owners with permits from their local fire authority.
When weather conditions are favourable, fire hazard debris collected as part of a five-hectare fuel modification project in the park is being burned. 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.
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.