Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations - BC Wildfire Service

Fire Danger Rating

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Maps are updated at approximately 14:00 and again at 18:00 PST on the date indicated on the map.

What the Danger Class Ratings mean:

Low Fires may start easily and spread quickly but there will be minimal involvement of deeper fuel layers or larger fuels.
Moderate Forest fuels are drying and there is an increased risk of surface fires starting. Carry out any forest activities with caution.
High Forest fuels are very dry and the fire risk is serious. New fires may start easily, burn vigorously, and challenge fire suppression efforts. Extreme caution must be used in any forest activities. Open burning and industrial activities may be restricted.
Extreme Extremely dry forest fuels and the fire risk is very serious. New fires will start easily, spread rapidly, and challenge fire suppression efforts. General forest activities may be restricted, including open burning, industrial activities and campfires.

This Danger Class map is intended for general public information only. For regulated forest operations, the Danger Class value must be derived from weather data representative of the site on which operations are being conducted.

Where discrepancies exist between the colour display on the weather maps and the numerical values posted for the weather stations, the posted numerical values shall take precedence for the purpose of implementing the Wildfire Regulation.