Fire risk closes Dilworth Mountain Park lookout
The lookout trail at Dilworth Mountain Park off of Chilcotin Crescent is now closed to the public due to dry conditions and an extreme fire hazard rating. Dilworth Mountain Park consists of natural areas adjacent to the neighbourhoods along Dilworth Drive and Summit Road.
“Natural parks, grass and underbrush can easily ignite with dry and hot conditions,” says Andrew Hunsberger, Urban Forestry Supervisor. “This area has been identified as a potential fire risk in the past and with the current conditions, we need to take the necessary precautions.”
City staff will continue to monitor the situation and will reopen the park once it is assessed as safe.
Residents are reminded that campfires and barbecues are not allowed in City or Regional District parks. Smoking is also prohibited in all parks and public spaces.
Park users and park neighbours are asked to be vigilant. Anyone who notices smoke or fire in any park should immediately call 9-1-1 to speak to the fire department or *5-5-5-5 on your cell phone for the BC Wildfire Management Branch.