Controlled burns on today in West Kelowna park area

Burning of fire hazard debris taking place on just over 15-hectares in Glen Canyon Regional Park

  • Oct. 2, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Controlled burns permitted today by the Regional District of Central Okanagan for the southern portion of Glen Canyon Regional Park in West Kelowna.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan advises with good air quality and venting conditions, controlled burning is underway today, Sunday, Oct. 2 in the southern portion of Glen Canyon Regional Park in West Kelowna.

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

Today’s burning continues the disposal of fire hazard debris piles collected in a fuel modification project taking place on just over 15-hectares between the trail entrances at Hebert and Brown Roads and Westbank Centre Park, south to the Gellatly Road parking area.

West Kelowna Fire/Rescue and other authorities authorized the burning 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 any further burning takes place.

Please be aware that trails through various work areas may be temporarily closed.  Park users are asked to watch for signs advising that trails are closed and that they stay out of any closed areas of the parks.

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