High Fire Danger Rating

Our local fire danger rating has been increased to HIGH. As of Tuesday, July 28th, high risk activity restrictions will be in place. This means that the shutdown time for all high risk activities is 1:00pm from Tuesday on, followed by a two hour fire watch.

In the Wildfire Regulation, high risk activities mean each of the following: 

(As per Wildfire Regulation consolidated July 13, 2006)

(a) mechanical brushing; 

(b) disk trenching; 

(c) preparation or use of explosives; 

(d) using fire- or spark-producing tools, including cutting tools; 

(e) using or preparing fireworks or pyrotechnics; 

(f) grinding, including rail grinding; 

(g) mechanical land clearing; 

(h) clearing and maintaining rights of way, including grass mowing; 

(i) any of the following activities carried out in a cutblock excluding a road, landing, roadside work area or log sort area in the cutblock: 

    (i) operating a power saw; 

    (ii) mechanical tree felling, woody debris piling or tree processing, including de-limbing; 

    (iii) welding; 

    (iv) portable wood chipping, milling, processing or manufacturing; 

    (v) skidding logs or log forwarding unless it is improbable that the skidding or forwarding will result in the equipment contacting rock; 

    (vi) yarding logs using cable systems; 

I will keep lasqueti.ca/fire-safety and the mailing list updated as changes occur.

Be safe and fire smart.

Fire Warden Ben

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