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Re: Fire ban

Post by Glacier »

Quailize wrote:I'm surprised they dropped the fire ban, because next week is forecasted to be hot & sunny.

I wouldn't call 20s hot. Last month places were hitting 40 degrees, which is a huge difference. Besides, we are now going to be getting cooler nights, which will keep the fire risk down a bit.

Funny story, a friend of mine was out in the Chilcotin working on a fire break line through the forest a month ago. He was only a week into the job when he was shut down because of the fire danger.

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Re: Fire ban

Post by Frisk »

Yes that is also true.

With the cooler nights this time of year it's unlikely that you'll see a fire burn aggressively for more than one day because the higher humidity & dew in the morning usually helps firefighters control the fire much quicker. Although if it's hot, dry, windy and there's a low humidity there's still a possibility of aggressive, short lasting fires like what happen to Peachland in September 2012.

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