The Otter Point fire district’s Facebook page indicates that they have increased their rating to “Moderate.” Sooke is still showing “Low.”
“Fire Hazard finally moves up to moderate. Spring has sure been slow to get here. This is a reminder to all to start thinking about fire safety outside the home as well as inside. Start getting in the habit of checking our hazard signs every time you enter the district. Also our website has the current fire hazard rating. Again this year we will post the hazard changes as they occur on this facebook page.
“Remember that all open burning other than campfires require a permit now. Call the hall, 250-642-6211, for a permit and/or information. Generally some one there Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. If no answer, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we are able.
“Thank you and have a fun and safe summer season.”
According to the BC Government’s website, a “Moderate” rating means “Forest fuels are drying and there is an increased risk of surface fires starting. Carry out any forest activities with caution.”
“Low” means “Fires may start easily and spread quickly but there will be minimal involvement of deeper fuel layers or larger fuels.”
So far, there is only one Fire of Note in the interior of BC. A few others have been reported. All that have a cause associated with them indicate a “person” was the source.
To Report A Wildfire, call Toll-Free 1-800-663-5555Call: 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on most cellular networks.
The Sooke Fire Department can be reached at 250-642-5422.
In case of emergency, call 911.