UPDATE: from BC Wildfire Service
Updated: May 8
As we enjoy, this much needed sunshine and head into warmer weather. BC Wildfire Services has announced our Danger Rating is now in the Moderate category.
What the danger ratings mean:
Low: Fires may start easily and spread quickly but there will be minimal involvement of deeper fuel layers or larger fuels.
Moderate: Forest fuels are drying and there is an increased risk of surface fires starting. Carry out any forest activities with caution.
High: Forest fuels are very dry and the fire risk is serious. New fires may start easily, burn vigorously, and challenge fire suppression efforts. Extreme caution must be used in any forest activities. Open burning and industrial activities may be restricted.
Extreme: Extremely dry forest fuels and the fire risk is very serious. New fires will start easily, spread rapidly, and challenge fire suppression efforts. General forest activities may be restricted, including open burning, industrial activities and campfires.
The BC Wildfire Service & SVDL kindly asks you to be careful this weekend, while enjoying activities that could potentially spark a wildfire and to be extremely cautious when burning.
For more information, please see the OPEN FIRE REGULATIONS
Thank you kindly and enjoy this beautiful weather,