Learn about fire danger ratings

Fire danger ratings tell how dangerous a fire would be if one started. The higher the danger rating, the more dangerous the conditions. Ensure you monitor the danger ratings in your area and act accordingly by not starting fires in dangerous conditions.

Danger ratings

Low: Fires may start easily and spread quickly but should not burn deeper fuel layers.

Moderate: Forest fuels are drying. There is an increased risk of surface fires starting. All burn permits are suspended.

High: Forest fuels are dry and the fire risk is serious. Extreme caution must be used in any forest activities. Burn permits are suspended.

Extreme: Extremely dry forest fuels. The fire risk is serious. Open burning is banned. Burn permits are suspended. There may be restrictions on activity in forest areas.