Wildfires are a significant hazard in our region that has increased due to dead timber associated with the Mountain Pine Beetle infestation and historic fire suppression practices.. The risk from wildfires can be lessened by incorporating FireSmart principles into your development proposal.
New development should be designed to provide adequate emergency vehicle access and alternate escape routes where practical. Property owners are encouraged to use non-combustible roofing and siding materials, keep roofs clean from combustible debris, keep combustible materials such as firewood at least 10 metres away from a principle building, and set back buildings away from the top of sloped lands. Refer to the FireSmart brochure for more detailed information.