Several controlled burns are underway in Rose Valley Regional Park thanks to good air quality and venting conditions.
Open burning is allowed today for those eligible property owners with permits from their local fire authority and with a permit issued by West Kelowna Fire Rescue. Piles of pine beetle infested and other fire hazard wood debris are being burned.
Further controlled burns will be required to dispose of the fire hazard debris in this four-hectare section of the park above West Kelowna Road and McPhail Court. The material was collected during the 2012 fuel modification project.
Several small debris piles are also being burned today by Parks Services staff in the upper elevation of the park.
All local fire departments have been advised of today’s activity in the park and will be notified if further burning takes place.