Dry weather prompts Delta to up fire danger rating to high

Dry weather prompts Delta to up fire danger rating to high
Preventable fires caused due to 'complacency and ignorance,' officials say
With tinder dry conditions and no rain in the foreseeable future, Delta has raised the fire danger rating for the municipality to high. That means the agricultural burning ban remains in effect and all residential backyard fires, campfires and open

In the wake of a campfire ban that covers most of Vancouver Island, Langford Fire Chief Chris Aubrey is warning that the run of hot, dry weather has led to a number of fires sparked by improperly discarded cigarettes. He said there were five such fires … . At noon on July 6th a coastal fire ban, including campfires, comes into effect for all of the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction. The only exclusion from the ban is Haida Gwaii and the region known as “the fog zone.” The announcement comes after the …

The wildfire danger rating across the province as of 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5th. Photo by BC Wildfire Service. PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The BC Wildfire Service says that Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited in the Prince George

BC fire crews fighting new blazes near 100 Mile House and Port McNeill
BC fire crews fighting new blazes near 100 Mile House and Port McNeill
The ban goes into effect on July 6 but does not include Haida Gwaii and an area known as the "fog zone", which is a two kilometre strip of land along the outer coast of Vancouver Island stretching from Owen Point north to the tip of Vancouver Island …

With temperatures expected to hit the high 20s late this week, and no rain since June 18, fire danger ratings are creeping up and the BC Wildfire Service has announced a campfire and open burning ban effective at noon Thursday, July 6. As of July 5 …

There have been around 310 wildfires in British Columbia so far in 2017 and more than two-thirds of them were human caused, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service. On Thursday, crews began battling two new fires, one on Vancouver Island and another. Starting at noon today (July 6) all open fires (including campfires) are prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction, including Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Sea-to-Sky region and the Sunshine Coast. The Centre is implementing this

Smoke is seen from the fire near Nimpkish Lake on July 6. Courtesy of Ronnie Peabody. Crews are tackling a wildfire on northern Vancouver Island that started Wednesday night and is now 20 hectares in size. The fire is located just north of Nimpkish …

Preventable fires caused due to 'complacency and ignorance,' officials say
Preventable fires caused due to 'complacency and ignorance,' officials say

… . That's the warning from the BC Wildfire Service, as warmer weather has arrived in the northwest. Fire Information Officer Olivia Pojar says there are also thunderstorms in the forecast over the next few days, which could spark fires. But she says … . B.C.'s wildfire season shows no sign of abating anytime soon. Two new fires gained the attention of firefighting crews on Thursday. The bigger one is just west of 100 Mile House, where winds have caused a fire that started in the morning and expanded. Those looking to roast marshmallows over a campfire this summer could be in for a disappointment after the provincial government put in place a fire ban earlier this week. The Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Ministry announced on

15-hectare wildfire burning south of Port McNeill

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Campfires banned almost everywhere in coastal BC
The B.C. government has taken action to curb the risk of forest fires in the current heat wave. It has prohibited open fires in most of what it calls the "coastal fire centre". It covers areas west of the Coast Mountains from the border at Manning Park …

As officials bring in a ban on campfires on most of Vancouver Island and the South Coast to prevent fires in the bush, urban firefighters are also sounding the alarm over careless behaviour. Fire crews in Langford, just outside Victoria, have responded …

Fires burn Vancouver Island

Two-year-old Ben Olive, his mother Ashley Olive, right, and his grandmother Debra Page start the last fire before restrictions at Goldstream Park and other parks in the coastal region take hold at noon today. Photograph By DARREN STONE, Times Colonist.

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