Backyard fires banned in Mission

Hot dry weather to blame for blanket ban including permitted residents

  • Aug. 19, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Backyard fires have been banned in Mission

Mission Fire Rescue Services have put a temporary ban on fires in the district, due to an increased risk of fire caused by recent hot, dry weather.

The ban includes recreational backyard fires started by residents with a permit.

Environment Canada has warned Fraser Valley residents about a heat wave this week.

Temperatures were expected to hit the low 30s, with Thursday being the hottest.

Inland areas will be the warmest, reaching 32 C or higher and areas close to water will be cooler, around 25 C, according to Environment Canada.

While the weather is predicted to cool down by a couple degrees on Friday and through the weekend, above-average temperatures are expected to carry into next week.

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