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Video posted by B.C. fire department shows how quickly a cigarette can start a wildfire



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Dashwood Fire Department shows simply how quick a fire can unfold

WATCH: A video posted by the Dashwood Fire Department in Qualicum Beach B.C. shows simply how quickly a fire can unfold in these dry circumstances.

A video posted to social media by a B.C. fire department shows simply how quickly wildfires can start in these tinder-dry circumstances.

The Dashwood Fire Department, situated in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island, posted a video of a take a look at they carried out in a managed location at their fire station.

They dropped a cigarette within the useless grass and instantly the grass ignited, with the flames spreading quickly.

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The fire danger rating across most of the province is excessive to excessive proper now.

An excessive fire threat means there are extraordinarily dry forest fuels and the fire threat could be very critical. New fires will start simply, unfold quickly, and problem fire suppression efforts.

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All open burning is currently banned throughout the province.

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There are 244 lively fires in B.C. with 36 wildfires of observe.

The Kamloops Fire Centre has essentially the most lively fires with 81 presently burning.

To report a wildfire in B.C., name 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cellphone.


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