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Fire danger ratings up, dry weather likely to continue

Several spots in BC set temperature records on the weekend, but with sunny, dry weather expected to continue Environment Canada says we could also be on track for another record — lack of rain.

May already set new benchmarks for drought conditions.

And Matt MacDonald of Environment Canada says it’s not out of the question for the trend to continue through June.

The hot, dry weather has pushed wildfire danger ratings to high for the Island.

Yesterday crews from the Coastal Fire Centre and the Cranberry Fire Department were called to a small brush fire near Cassidy.

It burned through about a hectare in the area between Timberlands and Cameron Roads.

It’s being investigated as likely person-caused.

As for those temperature records.

The Cowichan Valley just barely set a new mark on Sunday with an official high at the Malahat weather station of 27.3 degrees.


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