Upcoming Weather Event

PARKSVILLE – Over the last week in B.C., particularly in the southern half of B.C., a high-pressure ridge has created extremely hot and dry conditions. Tomorrow a dry cold front is forecast to move into the province creating instability, strong gusting winds, and the potential for dry lightning inland. Early detection of wildfires and public reporting will be crucial and increase the potential for initial attack success on new wildfire starts.

The Coastal Fire Centre would like to alert the public of the potential for aggressive fire behavior and high rates of spread during this event. We ask that everyone pay attention to local updates and alerts in your area. The BC Wildfire Service has released the following video describing this situation in more detail:

To stay informed, you can visit bcwildfire.ca or download the free BC Wildfire Service public mobile app, available for Apple (iOS) and Android devices. Both include real-time news and information about prohibitions, and the current wildfire situation. The website and app also host several resources for wildfire prevention and preparedness.


Fire Information Officer

BC Wildfire Service

Coastal Fire Centre