Forest fire prevention and current fire danger rating

During our dry and warm summer months, forest fire prevention is a shared responsibility and we are all accountable for our actions. It’s crucial that we remain vigilant when engaging in activities that could potentially risk starting forest fires.

As fire danger ratings change during the summer season, it’s important to be aware of the current rating and take precautionary steps to ensure you are lowering your risk of starting a fire.

Current fire danger rating

A fire danger rating graphic with the arrow pointed to low. The other readings are moderate, high and extreme.

The current fire danger rating is LOW.

Preparing for extreme fire danger rating

Last summer, the fire danger rating on the North Shore reached extreme for several long stretches. In this video, Fire Chief Brian Hutchinson, explains what you can do to be prepared. 


Learn how to work safely near the forest

Find out what construction work you are allowed to do during months when the fire danger rating is 'high' or 'extreme'.

Review outdoor burning restrictions

Learn more about our outdoor burning rules. During particularly warm and dry summer months, a complete ban on all outdoor fires may be required.

How you can reduce the risk of wildfires

Discover the steps you can take to reduce wildfire risk in your yard, home, and community.

How we are reducing the risk of wildfires

In the case of a wildfire, our Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) helps us prepare, respond, and recover.

If your property is located within the wildfire hazard development permit area (DPA) and you are planning to build or alter the land, you may need to apply for a development permit. Check if your property is located within the DPA 

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