Tree Frog Forestry News

Wildfires at historical low in B.C.

By Ria Renouf
News 1130
June 26, 2020
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

VANCOUVER — B.C. is seeing historical lows for wildfires this year, and crews hope to keep it that way. This weekend is the first since the province began the third phase of its pandemic restart plan. It’s also the first weekend of summer, a time traditionally marked by camping, and campfires. “With COVID-19 restrictions lifting, people are, I know, wanting to get out,” said Karley Desrosiers, information officer with the B.C. Wildfire Service. “Looking into the weekend, there is a lot of precipitation in the forecast.” With June being a wetter month so far, there are currently not wildfires burning in the province. There have been 177 wildfires in the province this year, though, with a total of 665 hectares burned. The 10-year average is 338 fires and around 25,000 hectares burned.

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