Dry weather keeps Sooke at ‘high danger’ of fire. (Pixabay)

Warm weekend expected to keep Sooke at ‘high danger’ of fire

Small campfires still allowed

A weekend of dry weather is expected to keep Sooke at “high danger” of fire.

Small campfires, two feet in diameter in a contained ring, are still permitted 10 feet away from any combustible material, and 20 feet from fences, structures and property lines, according to Sooke Fire Rescue in a Facebook post.

The situation can change quickly with the summer season expected to be very dry with little precipitation.

“Once we get to [extreme danger], we will advise the public that all open air fires are prohibited,” fire officials said.

More information is available here.



editor@sookenewsmirror.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

320 years since the ‘Big One’ doesn’t mean it’s overdue: Canada Research Chair

‘It could happen today, tomorrow or 100 years from now’

Oak Bay police searching for missing man

Nicholas Hasanen has not been seen in a couple of weeks, is known to sleep in local parks

New Stats Canada survey confirms cash value of master’s degree

Holders of master’s degrees earn up to $21,000 more than undergraduate degree holders

Mainly cloudy skies ahead for Monday

Plus a look ahead at the week’s forecast

Victoria harpist releases ‘old school’ jazz album, makes singing debut

Musician ‘blown away’ by reactions to her seventh album Songs From the Harp

VIDEO: SNL skewers Trudeau’s mockery of Trump in high school cafeteria sketch

The three world leaders won’t let Trump sit at the cool kids’ table

Wealth of Canadians divided along racial lines, says report on income inequality

One interesting finding was that racialized men have a higher employment rate than non-racialized men

B.C. universities post $340 million worth of surpluses thanks to international student tuition

Students call for spending as international enrolment produces huge surpluses at many universities

Conservatives urge Morneau to deliver ‘urgent’ fall economic update

Morneau says the first thing the Liberals plan to do is bring in their promised tax cut for the middle class

INFOGRAPHIC: How much money did your local university or college make last year?

B.C. university and colleges posted a combined $340 million surplus in 2018/19

B.C. creates $8.5M organization to improve safety for health care workers

Group will bring together unions, province, health care organizations

Kovrig clings to humour as ‘two Michaels’ near one year in Chinese prison

Their detention is widely viewed as retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Chinese high-tech scion Meng Wanzhou

Brain injury from domestic abuse a ‘public health crisis,’ says B.C. researcher

Nearly 80% of the domestic violence victims who reported to police last year were women

Most Read