Slash pile burning in Kimberley this week

Residents asked to avoid certain parts of Nature Park for a few days

The City of Kimberley will be doing some pile burning in the Kimberley Nature Park this week, weather conditions permitting.

Fire Chief Al Collinson says there are 500 cubic metre piles that will be burned, to finish work on one of the UBCM funded fuel treatment programs begun last year.

Collinson says that burning only takes place if the venting index will allow it. Last week the index indicated good conditions, and it was the same Monday morning.

“We’ll burn on a fair or good venting index. If it’s poor, we’ll do a test burn,” he said. “So far it looks good for this week. We should have it wrapped up by Wednesday.”

Nature Park users are asked to stay clear of the Ponderosa Trail area in the Kimberley Nature Park above Overwaitea Hill off Burdett Street until the pile burning is completed.


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