Sooke Fire and Rescue's ladder firetruck.

Sooke to host wildfire Fire Smart workshop

Sooke Fire and Rescue will also be hosting a fundraising event for Fort McMurray

Thinking of building that dream home out in the wilderness or are you concerned about your home during a wildfire?

Sooke Fire and Rescue will host a Fire Smart workshop on June 15.

“Following what happened in Fort McMurray there seems to be lot of interest in this topic all of a sudden,” said Sooke Fire Chief Steven Sorensen.

During the presentation, fire crews will also do a demonstration on how to set up a sprinkler system to protect your home.

The event runs from 7 to 8 p.m. in the District of Sooke council chamber.

Sooke Fire and Rescue will also be hosting a fundraising event for Fort McMurray by holding a car wash at Edward Milne Community School on Saturday (June 11) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“There will be a bounce house for the kids while your car is being cleaned,” Sorensen said.