The campfire ban will lift today at noon.
Now we should get a flood of news articles on how light our wildfire year was, right?
Or will they continue to warn us - BUT BUT BUT!
Since April 1, 2022, there have been 1,355 wildfires in B.C. that have resulted in 43,000 hectares burned. Of these 1,355 wildfires, 93% are out, under control or being held. As many as 75% of the fire starts can be attributed to lightning.
Over the same time period last year, reflecting the extreme conditions faced in the province, there had been 1,562 fires with 865,298 hectares burned.
The number of wildfires and area burned are lower than the 20-year average for British Columbia at this time of year, which is 1,515 fires, and notably, 259,601 hectares burned.
“B.C. is currently experiencing one of the lowest human-caused wildfire seasons since 1950.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 20 September 2022 - 07:04 AM.