Be careful with fire, very, very careful

  • Jun. 18, 2004 1:00 p.m.

The weather this past week may have been great for working on your tan – but if the drying trend continues, we could be moving into a “high” forest fire hazard zone.
“With these onshore winds, the rating will be changed to High as early as tomorrow (Saturday)” said Brian Eccles at the Ministry of Forests. He said Graham and Moresby islands are now at a moderate level, but that areas of Gwaii Haanas, due to the smaller islands’ lower landmass, have already moved into the high-risk rating.
The weather prediction for this weekend is of more the same – perfect beach-party weather. And although Mr. Eccles said that fires are OK, he is advising people to be “very, very careful.”
If you’re planning a Saturday night hot dog roast, keep in mind a few important precautions – keep your fire small, and if it’s on the beach, build it in the intertidal zone, not among the bushes or driftwood. Have some water and some tools nearby such as a shovel and a rake, in case things get out of control.

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