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Extreme fire danger on way

Despite a wet start to summer on Vancouver Island, Environment Canada warns the heat will return with an elevated risk of wildfires by the end of the month.

“We’re going to hit summer finally,” meteorologist Armel Castellan told CTV News, Wednesday.

"Usually, we're right into the driest part of year at this point, but currently it’s raining.”

The Island has seen about 30 millimetres of rain so far in July – almost double the usual 17 or 18 mm. But, May and June were drier than normal.

“Looking into June there was very little time for us to see rain, but then Mother Nature basically turned the taps on,” said Castellan.

"We’re going to get into extreme fire danger likely by the end of the month,” he said. 

– with files from CTV Vancouver Island



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