Wildfire Smoke,Air Quality and Youth Health

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 – While the air quality index in Sooke is currently “low risk,” should wildfire smoke arrive in Sooke, resources of interest for residents include:

Be advised that wildfire smoke can be carried hundreds or thousands of kilometres from the fire zone, which means fires elsewhere in BC and Alberta can affect us here in Sooke.

Closer to home, we need your help to prevent wildfires and encourage you to FireSmart your properties. Free FireSmart Home Assessments are available for Sooke residents: book online or call 250.642.5422. Please also note that effective Thursday, June 8th at NOON, a campfire ban is in effect for the Coastal Fire Region, including Sooke.

To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour that could start a wildfire in British Columbia, please call 1 800 663-5555 or (*5555 from a cell phone).

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