Pile burning in Myra Bellevue Park

KELOWNA – The BC Wildfire Service, in conjunction with BC Parks and the Okanagan Shuswap Resource District, plans to burn 200 piles of wood debris in the Penticton Fire Zone as part of a fuels management project supporting The City of Kelowna’s Community Wildfire Protection Program (CWPP).

Burning for the project could begin as early as March 13, 2023. Staff from the BC Wildfire Service will carefully prepare, control, and monitor these fires. Smoke and/or flames may be visible from Kelowna and surrounding areas.

The exact timing of the burns will depend on site, weather, venting and snow conditions. Burning will proceed only if conditions are suitable and allow smoke to dissipate.

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire, or open burning violation, please call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone.

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Darcy MacLeod
Land and Resource Coordinator
Okanagan Shuswap Natural Resource District


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