Fire risk goes from extreme, to high, to extreme

Sooke Fire Rescue say 3 to 5 days of rain are necessary to eliminate hazard

If you noticed the fire danger signs went from extreme to high, don’t get your hopes up.

Last week’s cooler days allowed B.C. Wildfire Service to lower the fire risk to high, but Sooke deputy fire chief Matt Barney said the hot, dry weather we’ve had more recently has forced fire officials to raise the risk back up to extreme today.

“We see things getting better soon though, because they are predicting cooler weather in the near future,” said Barney.

According to the Weather Network, we can expect a light rain come Sunday or Monday.

Barney said it will take a good three to five days of rain wetting everything down enough to eliminate the hazard.



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