Open burning season delayed in the Central Okanagan

Open burn season delayed

The start of open burning season is being delayed in the Central Okanagan.

Fire chiefs say an ongoing high fire danger rating means they will not issue any opening burn permits until risk subsides.

Normally when the fire hazard allows, open burning permits run from October 1 through April 30 for eligible property owners in the Central Okanagan.

Burning is only allowed on days when both the air quality and venting indices are good.

The Central Okanagan Regional District says they will announce a start date for opening burning sometime in the future.

Campfires are allowed in the region, with the exception of the City of Kelowna, where they are banned year-round.

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