With forest fire season underway our local fire prevention officer Cody Langlois spoke to Arctic Radio News to give some fire prevention and safety tips.
He says if you are farmer planning to burn in the fields you are required to inform the RM office before hand and to never leave a fire unattended and avoid burning on windy days.
If you are camping make sure your campfire is fully extinguished before you leave the area and don’t allow children to play near the fire.
It’s also a good idea for home owners to keep their driveways clear at least four metres wide and five metres high to help accommodate emergency vehicles and to avoid planting evergreen trees near your home as these trees are more flammable.
When you store your firewood store it at least 10 metres away from your home and keep the first one to three metres around the base of your home clear of fuel.
If you are smoking make sure that you butt out in an approved smoking container as lit cigarettes can spread fire very quickly.