The weather is heating up and so is the risk of wildfire, so crews on Vancouver island are gearing up for action.

Fire Information Officer Donna MacPherson, with the Coastal Fire Centre says about 25 people trained yesterday to get out of a helicopter if there’s nowhere for it to land due to a wildfire….

MacPherson says their weather forecasters are expecting a fairly normal fire season this summer, but an extended warm fall could raise the risk of wildfires.