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.

To view the current danger ratings, visit the map from the emergency update page.


Danger ratings

Low: Fires may start easily and spread quickly but there will be minimal involvement of deeper forest fuel layers or larger forest fuels.

Moderate: Forest fuels are drying and there is an increased risk of surface fires starting. Carry out any forest activities with caution. Burn permits are suspended.

High: Forest fuels are dry and the risk of wildfire high. New fires may start easily and burn actively. Caution must be used during any forest activities. Burn permits are suspended

Extreme: forest fuels are very dry and fire risk is very serious. New fires can start easily, spread rapidly, and challenge fire suppression efforts. Burn permits are suspended.

Monitor the danger ratings in your area and act accordingly by not starting fires in dangerous conditions.