Its not the news the B.C Wildfire Service wanted to hear.
The Western Forestry Contractors Association says the provinces forests are rife to go up in smoke.
Executive Director John Betts says, a lot of it has to do with climate change and forest fuels.
“This wood is not recharging with moisture over winter. Its pretty much dry and ready to go as soon as the sun comes out in May and June. So this predisposes us to whatever the weather brings we know we have the fuel ready to go almost instantaneously so this will lead us to increasingly frequent severe and intense wildfires.”
Former Cabinet Minister George Abbott recommended in a report to the B.C government to take another look at prescribed burns to reduce dry forest fuels.