The City of Kelowna is asking residents and visitors to debar bringing ‘ignition sources’ to metropolis parks.
This includes each cooking implements specified arsenic portable barbecues.
“We’ve had immoderate scares and adjacent calls precocious wherever tiny fires person been rapidly extinguished oregon narrowly avoided,” said Blair Stewart, City of Kelowna’s parks services manager.
“We request radical successful Kelowna to beryllium other vigilant erstwhile it comes to occurrence prevention and, successful that spirit, we’re taking the measurement to prohibition portable, propane-fueled barbecues from our parks.”
The prohibition connected propane barbecues adds to the ongoing prohibition connected unfastened fires, smoking and taking motorized vehicles disconnected the road.
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Bylaw officers volition beryllium patrolling section parks to show enactment and guarantee safety.
“We request radical to beryllium other vigilant due to the fact that conditions are truthful adust that adjacent the smallest spark tin pb to a fire,” said Kelowna Fire Chief Travis Whiting.
“I truly can’t overstate the level of occurrence hazard Kelowna and the full Okanagan presently faces.”
Similar restrictions are being introduced successful parks operated by the Regional District of Central Okanagan, City of West Kelowna, District of Lake Country and District of Peachland.
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