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Castanet | BC’s drought: Dry conditions spur changes to BCWS wildfire suppression tactics

June 11, 2024

Wildfire expert Dr. Mike Flannigan says dry fuels can be found reaching a metre to a metre and a half in depth below the surface, which can lead to more wildfires overwintering and starting up again the following season. “So drought cause overwintering fires, which a couple of weeks ago many of them were spreading actively into unburned forest.” Read more

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