Fire Risk

current fire risk
The current Fire Risk for the Cowichan Region is Low

Daily Provincial Fire Danger Rating Map

There are 4 levels of Fire Risk:

  • 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.


FireSmart Tools

The CVRD Emergency Management Division has developed a regional FireSmart Program. Resources available through this program include:

Below are some additonal resources on how to FireSmart your home and property.

FireSmart Guides
Other Fire Tools
Drought Smart
Flood Smart
Smart Tools
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Environmental Services Division
Strategic Services Department
Cowichan Valley Regional District
250.746.2633 / 1.800.665.3955

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