Wildfire is a more recent and relevant concern for B.C. residents. Forty per cent of Saanich homes are in or near wooded areas.  

People start four out of five wildfires. They almost always begin unnoticed. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes. The general public detects and reports nearly one in three fires.

Dwelling Fires

Did you know that fire…

  • Doubles in size every 30 seconds?
  • Can fill an average-sized room with deadly fumes within 20 – 45 seconds?
  • Can consume an average-size room within three minutes?

Fire safety is important for all of us. Tragically, residential fires cause deaths, injuries and millions of dollars in property damage and health care costs each year.  

More information on fire safety at home.