Don’t fret if you see smoke in the hills — the regional district is burning

Today there will be controlled burning in the southern portion of Glen Canyon Regional Park in West Kelowna.

  • Oct. 4, 2016 8:00 a.m.

The regional district will be burning today

Good air quality and venting conditions have prompted the Central Okanagan Regional District to get busy doing some controlled burning in the southern portion of Glen Canyon Regional Park in West Kelowna.

Open burning is also 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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