Experts advise B.C. residents to prepare early for wildfire season

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As wildfire season approaches, experts are advising B.C. homeowners and communities to prepare for a potentially challenging wildfire season. 

Lori Daniels, Koerner Chair of the Centre for Wildlife Coexistence at the University of British Columbia (UBC), says an ongoing multi-year drought, which contributed to last year’s severe wildfire season, “has primed us for another intense summer.”

“Almost a hundred fires from last season are still burning in northeast B.C., with new wildfires breaking out,” said Daniels in a UBC News interview. “Now is the time to start thinking about how to be ‘FireSmart.'”

FireSmart B.C., which aims to educate people on how to mitigate wildfire damage, offers a series

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