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Thinning brush in Rose Valley

Crews with the BC Wildfire Management Branch are busy thinning brush and cutting trees to discourage the risk of a wildfire in Rose Valley Regional Park.

This is the third year they’ve tackled a portion of the park, located north of Bowes and Pettman roads. It’s all part of a multi-year fuel modification project on a 10-hectare section of the park above Bear Creek Road that will see crews brushing, thinning and removing fire hazard trees and ladder fuels.

Any collected wood will be piled for disposal once open burning is allowed once again in the fall. That will take place with approval from the West Kelowna Fire Rescue and will be conducted in accordance with Regional District Air Quality and Open Burning regulations.

Visitors to the park should be aware that some trails may be temporarily closed.

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