Fire Danger Ratings

Moderate Fire Danger Rating  Current Fire Danger Rating is: MODERATE - Updated September 1, 2023 

Fire danger ratings are monitored from spring through fall of each year. Always check the fire danger rating before starting a fire. The fire danger rating is determined using the Fire Weather Index (FWI), an internationally used method for ranking the risk of open-air fires. It considers humidity, temperature, recent rain amounts, as well as wind directions and wind speed. 

A Town issued burn permit is also required before starting any fire within BWG.

Fire Danger Ratings
RatingDescription
Fire danger rating gauge, indicating "Low" hazard.

Low Hazard

Low fire danger. Outdoor burning and forestry activities normally permitted.

 Fire danger rating gauge, indicating "Moderate" hazard.

Moderate Hazard

Some potential for wildfire. Carry out burning and forestry activities with caution.

 Fire danger rating gauge, indicating "High" hazard.

High Hazard

Fire hazard is serious. Extreme caution must be used when burning. Backyard burn piles, campfires, and beach fires may be cancelled. Forestry activities (e.g. using chainsaws) may be restricted.

 Fire danger rating gauge, indicating "Extreme" hazard.

Extreme Hazard

Fire hazard is extremely high. Complete burning bans will likely be issues and forestry activites highly restricted or stopped.

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