Delta fire danger raised to extreme
While some may question if it has really been a long hot summer, Corporation of Delta officials raised the local fire danger rating today (Sept. 7) to extreme.
That means there is a ban on open air burning and smoking in all Delta parks.
An open burning ban is also in effect for all areas of Delta, including a ban on campfires and open cooking (briquette and& propane BBQs) in all Delta Parks until further notice with the exception of Metro Vancouver controlled fire pits on Deas Island Park and Boundary Bay.
In addition, smoking is prohibited in Delta parks.
Delta staff will continue to patrol parks and beaches to ensure there are no unauthorized activities taking place.
The public is urged to exercise caution and remain on designated park trails to also reduce the risk of accidental fires.
Any fires can be directly reported to 911. Plus, any unauthorized activity that poses a risk of fire can be reported to the Delta Police Department’s 24/7 non-emergency line at 604-946-4411.
According to Environment Canada the forecast for this weekend calls for sunshine on Saturday with highs of 24 degrees. That is expected to change Sunday with a 60 per cent chance of showers and a high of 18 degrees.
Cloudy weather is anticipated to extend into Monday and Tuesday, with the sun to return Wednesday and Thursday.