Late Monday morning saw a few fire trucks on Briarwood, just off Whiffen Spit Rd. Fire fighters were in the back yard, and a neighbour thought it might have been a grass fire. Whatever the issue, it was quickly contained and the trucks went home.
Steve Sorensen, Sooke’s fire chief, has notified SPN that an open burning restriction will begin effective this evening. Campfires are still allowed.
“As the fire department has just returned from another brush fire not 30 minutes ago, I am going to impose a ban on open burning (does not include campfires at this time) effective sunset tonight,” wrote Sorensen. “In speaking with Fire Chiefs in the area, it appears that some have already banned burning and others will be by the end of the week.”
The six-day forecast on the SPN Weather page is showing clouding over on Friday with a chance of rain on Saturday. But until then, full on sunny.
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