Heat wave continues, lightning the latest concern for Coastal Fire Centre
Environment Canada says we shouldn’t expect relief from the heat this week; forecasters are predicting temperatures will hit the 30s again by Friday.
Records fell all across BC on the weekend.
The Cowichan Valley hit a high of 32.6 on Saturday, breaking a record of 29.6 set back in 1995.
The ongoing heat, and the drought conditions, continue to worry firefighters.
Danger ratings are now at extreme from Nanaimo, south on the Island.
And, Fire Information Officer Marg Drysdale of the Coastal Fire Centre says they’re still concerned about lightning in the coming days.
Drysdale says there were no new fires over the weekend, and she says the “0” in the person-caused fire column is especially good news, and shows people are respecting the various burning bans in the region.
The Ladysmith FD, though, is reminding people about another major hazard. They say they had to deal with a fire in bark mulch along the Trans Canada Sunday, which they suspect was caused by a carelessly tossed cigarette butt.