Fire Safety

Fire Danger Rating

EXTREME

 

 

From Fire Chief Richard Carlson:

EFFECTIVE 18th SEPT
The fire hazard level has returned to Extreme. This means that early shift will remain in place for 3 days, after which we will return to high risk activities ban. For now all high risk activities must stop by 1300, and a two hour fire watch must be posted.

It is likely the fire hazard LEVEL will change so please pay attention to the hazard level posted at the north Firehall and on Lasqueti.Ca

All campfires and burn piles remain prohibited.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/fire-bans-and-...

 

What the danger class 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.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/wildfire-situation/fire-danger