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How to ensure your safety during wildfire season

Tuesday, July 19th 2022, 5:00 am - Wildfires are common occurrences in Canada during the summer, so it’s important to know how to prepare in advance.

With summer in full swing, it's important to take all the necessary steps to protect your family, property, and community from wildfires.

A good place to start is in your yard.

According to FireSmart B.C., planting the right trees can be your last defence between your home and a wildfire.

“Over time, FireSmart principles have shown that they are effective at reducing the risk related to losses in the most extreme wildfire conditions,” says the government agency. “With a few simple steps, you can contribute to increasing your property, neighbourhood and community resiliency to wildfire.”

Watch the full video above for more protective measures.

Thumbnail courtesy of the BC Wildfire Service.

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