August is traditionally the most active month for brush and wild fires because of the extremely dry conditions.
Fire Prevention Officer, Umesh Lal says there were 15 brush and wild fires in the Nanaimo Fire Rescue region in the past month, compared to zero last year……
Lal says they’ve also attended to a number of illegal campfires….

The public is being asked to be careful and use common sense when it comes to using equipment that could spark a fire.