Fire hazard debris being burned off in West Kelowna

Controlled burning is underway in the Central Okanagan today.

  • Feb. 28, 2016 11:00 a.m.

With good air quality and venting conditions today (Sunday, February 28th, 2016) the Regional District of Central Okanagan advises a controlled burn is underway today 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.

Today’s burning is disposing of fire hazard debris collected as part of a large fuel modification project 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 parks and will be notified when any further burning takes place.

Additional controlled burns will be required to dispose of fire hazard debris collected in fuel modification projects in Trepanier Creek Greenway Regional Parksouth of the Okanagan Connector (Highway 97-C) near Peachland and on a 10-hectare section of Rose Valley Regional Park off Pettman and Bowes Roads in West Kelowna.

Please be aware that trails through all these various work areas may be temporarily closed.  Park users are asked to watch for signs advising that trails are closed and that they

 

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