It’s anticipated a trail through the northwest section of Kalamoir Regional Park will remain closed until the end of the week.
The Mike Passmore trail in the area of the park to the east of the homes located along Collens Hill and Weatherhill Roads goes through a small portion of the park that was burned during Saturday evening’s grassfire.
West Kelowna Fire Rescue was expected to turn that area of the park back to the regional district Tuesday evening. Regional park staff has conducted a preliminary hazard assessment and requires the trail and area remain closed to the public until additional repair and mitigation work can be completed.
It’s expected the work will be finished and that the public can safely use the trail again, starting Saturday morning.
The human-caused fire quickly burned approximately two hectares of grassland and vegetation in the park.
The vast majority of the 27-hectare park along the West Kelowna waterfront was not affected by the fire and remains open for visitors’ use.
People are reminded that smoking, campfires or fires of any kind are not allowed in any regional park. Violators could be ticketed and receive a fine of $100 in addition to causing a serious fire.