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How to ensure your safety during wildfire season

In partnership with Public Safety - TWN

Monday, May 3rd 2021, 5:50 am - It's never too early to start preparing for wildfire season.

With summer just around the corner, it's important to start taking 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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