Sunday, June 20, 2021
ADVT 
Interesting

Busy weekend for small wildfires in B.C.

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 13 Apr, 2020 06:57 PM

    The BC Wildfire Service lists the fire danger rating across most of the province as low to moderate but firefighters in several regions still had a busy Easter weekend.The wildfire service website shows crews responded to 11 blazes between Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

    Most were barely larger than spot fires and were quickly handled, but of the eight reported on Sunday, four remained listed as out of control by midnight. They included a fire covering half a square kilometre in the southern Interior east of Merritt, and two of three separate fires along Highway 3 south of Cawston in the Similkameen region.

    A cause for most of the wildfires is listed as unknown. Grass fires can be common at this time of year as dead grasses dry quickly after snow cover melts and have the potential to burn hot and fast, especially in windy conditions. Most open burning across B.C. is to be prohibited starting Thursday, although campfires will still be allowed.

    In collaboration with the province's public health officials, open burning restrictions were issued in March for areas where smoky conditions could increase the chance of respiratory viral infections. Affected regions include much of the inner south coast and southeastern Vancouver Island, the Okanagan Valley, the Prince George area and parts of B.C.'s southeast corner.

    The ban was in response to a growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, but is to be lifted Wednesday in anticipation of the more extensive open-burning ban which takes its place the following day.

    MORE Interesting ARTICLES

    'Kitthon Aaya Corona?' Narendra Chanchal's Coronavirus Bhajan Goes Viral - WATCH

    A video of bhajan veteran Narendra Chanchal at a recent Holi function has gone viral. The reason is, in his new jagrata hit that he performs at the event, Chanchal has chosen to focus on the one thing that concerns everyone right now -- coronavirus.

    'Kitthon Aaya Corona?' Narendra Chanchal's Coronavirus Bhajan Goes Viral - WATCH

    WATCH: NBA Player Utah Jazz Mocks Coronavirus In Press Conference, Tests Positive Thereafter

    In a video that has gone viral since then, the Utah Jazz player can be seen mocking members of the Jazz media in a show of defiance or ignorance of public health guidelines about preventing the spread of the illness.

    WATCH: NBA Player Utah Jazz Mocks Coronavirus In Press Conference, Tests Positive Thereafter

    'Namaste Is The New Hello': Prince Charles Goes 'Desi' To Greet People

    Public health officials have asked people to reduce hugs and handshakes to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

     

    'Namaste Is The New Hello': Prince Charles Goes 'Desi' To Greet People

    Watch: Irfan Pathan's Son's ‘Boxing’ Match With Sachin Tendulkar

    Former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday was seen in a playful mood with Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan's son, Imran. Master Blaster Tendulkar commented on a video tweeted by Pathan, in which he was seen engaged in a hilarious "boxing" match with the kid. 

    Watch: Irfan Pathan's Son's ‘Boxing’ Match With Sachin Tendulkar

    ‘Thank God I Am Alive’: Woman Posts Video Of Uber Driver Sleeping As She Drives To Her Destination

    Uber's spokesperson, in an email stated, "This is a regrettable and concerning incident. Upon learning about this, the driver partner's access to the app has been suspended."

    ‘Thank God I Am Alive’: Woman Posts Video Of Uber Driver Sleeping As She Drives To Her Destination

    Ditch Handshake, Greet With Namaste: Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

    Ditch Handshake, Greet With Namaste: Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

    Israel has 15 confirmed cases of the deadly virus but no deaths, with some 7,000 others in home-quarantine.

     

    Ditch Handshake, Greet With Namaste: Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu Amid Coronavirus Outbreak