Cutting the fire risk

Fire department warns residents to take caution during dry summer months

Oak Bay parks and recreation worker Nick Wooster cuts the tall

Oak Bay parks and recreation worker Nick Wooster cuts the tall

Hot, dry weather has sparked two small grass fires in Oak Bay recently, prompting fire and municipal crews to warn residents to use caution. “We’re asking residents to be very careful with smoking materials and such, because of the dry weather we’ve had lately,” said Deputy Fire Chief Dave Cockle. “It is August and the winds, combined with the heat we’ve had, dry out the grass pretty quickly.”

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