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Mid-July 2020 BCWS Seasonal Outlook

The 2020 wildfire season continues to be slower-than-average. Since the beginning of the month there have been 36 new wildfires in B.C. Of those, five fires have grown over one hectare and seven are confirmed lightning ignitions. Additionally, there have been 124 nuisance fires throughout the province.

July 2020 BCWS Seasonal Outlook

British Columbia continues to have a slower start to the 2020 wildfire season with wildfire occurrence being below average for this time of year. As forecasted in the June 5, 2020 Seasonal Outlook the province received wide spread rain which helped reduce wildfire risk.

June 2020 BCWS Seasonal Outlook

Seasonal summary to date: The 2020 wildfire season began with drier-than-normal conditions. In April, fires spread quickly through valley bottoms where light fuels, such as grasses, dried out quickly due to dry winds and low humidity.

Factsheet: FireSmart Disciplines

FireSmart® comprises of seven disciplines: Education, Vegetation Management, Legislation and Planning, Development Considerations, Interagency Cooperation, Cross-training Emergency Planning. Together, these disciplines create a framework for how FireSmart addresses wildfire at the home, community and provincial levels.

FireSmart BC Information Sheet

The FireSmart BC Information Sheet was developed to provide an overview of resources, training and materials available to support communities that have been approved for funding through the Community Resiliency Investment program

Factsheet: Funding Opportunities

When homeowners implement FireSmart building and landscaping guidelines, sprinkler technologies can increase a structure’s chance of withstanding a severe wildfire.

Factsheet: Prescribed Fire

This factsheet outlines the planned and controlled application of fire to a specific land area and is one of the most ecologically appropriate and relatively efficient means for achieving planned public safety and resource management objectives, for example to enhance a habitat, prepare an area for tree planting or for disease eradication.

Factsheet: Exterior Home Sprinklers and Structure Protection Units

When homeowners implement FireSmart building and landscaping guidelines, sprinkler technologies can increase a structure’s chance of withstanding a severe wildfire.