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Report Forest Fires to *5555 on your Cell or to 9-1-1

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Environment Canada is advising of an extreme heat weather warning for the southern areas of British Columbia this coming weekend.

Near the coast, maximum temperatures will reach into the low thirties. The hottest day is expected to be Sunday. As the ridge begins to break down Sunday afternoon, there is a risk of dry lightning along the coast.

Cumberland residents are asked to be aware of the potential of forest fires and to be vigilant when in the surrounding forests to not do anything that may ignite a fire. Forest fire danger rating is currently “high”. 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.

Keep an eye out for smoke in the forest. To report a wildfire, immediately call *5555 on your cellular phone or 9-1-1. Reporting fires early is key to wildfire suppression.

Make sure have a permit from the Village office for all campfires. Campfires must be in a CSA approved fire appliance or a fire ring fitted with a screen, and must be 1.5m from any vegetation or combustable material. Find out more about campfire regulations.

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