Average wildfire forecast: Natural Resources Canada
Natural Resources Canada is forecasting an average wildfire season for much of the country this year. Researchers say dry conditions and low precipitation in areas of Alberta, British Columbia, southern Yukon and the Northwest Territories may cause a gradual increase in fire threat in the coming weeks. The danger for these areas is expected to peak in June and taper off later in the summer. The Canadian Forest Service warns there have been significant fires in the past under average conditions.