The fire index rose to moderate for four days in late May, but recent rains have brought it back down to low for the foreseeable future.
Brian Eccles of the Ministry of Forests said the pattern is very normal for this time of year. The dry weather of late May dries out the fuel on the forest floor. The fire index may go up again later in June as warm weather returns, but for now it will be low.
“We’re going to get rain through the weekend,” said Mr. Eccles. “We should remain in the low danger class for now.”
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