The Executive Director for the Volunteer Firefighters Association of B.C. says B.C. residents who live in a rural area could find themselves in a difficult situation.

Mac Gregory says people who live outside a fire protection zone might have to put the fires out by themselves if their house catches on fire.

This week, a house caught on fire in Port Mellon, on the Sunshine Coast and the family had to watch their house and possessions burn to the ground.

Gregory says he used lived in a rural area and didn’t have fire coverage as well. He says if there was a fire, he would’ve had to use a standpipe to put the fire out him self.