-from the Otter Point Volunteer Fire Department‘s Facebook page
Another glorious summer weekend upon us.
Have fun but please be very careful. Even when the temperature drops to normal levels, it is still EXTREMELY dry.
It will take considerably more than a rain ‘shower’ or two before the hazard will drop. Several days of steady rain will be required to soak into the undergrowth and the ground. Everything is tinder dry on south Vancouver Island (witness the Malahat fire). We must all continue to be vigilant.
Do not hesitate to call if you are aware of any potential issue related to the fire hazard. We would much rather spent some time looking for a problem and finding none than waiting until a fire is active and out of control. There is not always some one at the fire hall, so call 911 and ask for the duty officer to be paged.
- Weekend Wisdom: Forests are tinder dry, fire hazard is extreme
- Otter Point, Coastal Region goes to Extreme fire rating
- Fireworks, sky lanterns still prohibited on B.C. coast
- Coastal Zone (incl Vancouver Island) fire restrictions, effective noon today
- Burning ban now in effect
- Sooke Fire tends to second fire incident Monday May 9
- Fire ban takes affect in Otter Point, 7pm this evening
- Small fire issue on Briarwood quickly contained, open burning restricted effective this evening
- Fire rating in Sooke is now HIGH
- Current fire rating in Sooke is Moderate
- First forest fire of the year reported, near Tugwell Creek
- Social media users report suspected carbon monoxide leaks at EMCS
- Fire season in Sooke begins
- Sooke PocketNews brings back the summer weather feature: Western Canada Smoke Forecast
- New wildfire fines came in effect on April 1
- Outdoor burning? Exercise caution
- General open burning in Sooke regulations