Sumas Mountain Park closed due to fire risk

Will remain closed until further notice

Sumas Mountain Inter-regional Park has been closed due to heightened fire risk.

Hot and dry conditions led Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service to recommend the closure, according to Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) spokesperson Jennifer Kinneman.

She said the park’s proximity to a residential area was a factor in the decision.

FVRD, which co-manages Sumas Mountain Park with Metro Vancouver, has no plans to close any other parks at this time, Kinneman said.

She said the regional district’s goal is to provide access to its parks, especially in the summer months, but safety must come first.

Conditions in the park will be re-assessed regularly to determine when it can re-open, she said.


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