The District of Squamish is currently at a High Fire Danger Rating, according to BC Wildfire Services.
During a High Fire Danger Rating, forest fuels are very dry and the fire risk is serious. New fires may start easily, burn vigorously, and challenge fire suppression efforts.
Extreme caution must be used in any forest activities. Open burning and industrial activities may be restricted.
During periods of heightened fire hazards, certain work activities within the wild land interface may contribute to the creation of fires.
In order to reduce this risk, Squamish Fire Rescue has the ability to ban or restrict certain types of work along the periphery of the interface during periods of “High” or “Extreme” forest fire danger class ratings, as defined by BC Wildfire Management Branch.
A campfire ban has not been implemented at this time.
Over 100 fires have been reported in BC in the last few days, with a majority in Northern BC. The BC Wildfire Service is currently responding to 72 new wildfires in the Prince George and Northwest fire centres, all of which started on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.