A grass fire in a Victoria park Monday morning is believed to be caused by human carelessness.
Earlier today, The Victoria Fire Department arrived to find a grass fire burning in Summit Park.
The source of the fire is believed to be caused by either a cigarette butt or discarded glass bottles and cans left in the sun.
No one was hurt by the fire with the only damage occurring to the grass. Thankfully, City staff recently cut the grass to reduce the amount of dry vegetation, preventing a larger fire from occurring.
With little to no rainfall over the past 5 weeks and most of eastern Vancouver Island rated at Drought Level 4 , conditions around Vancouver Island are very dry.
Wildfires are not just of concern to mainland British Columbians. With high temperatures, dry vegetation and human error, wildfires can occur here as well.
Following the fire, the City of Victoria remind took to social media to remindlocals the small amount of rain we have received has not been enough to reduce the extreme fire risk we are facing.
This week, the heat continues, with temperatures in Victoria forecasted to reach as high as 31 degrees.
Please enjoy parks, clean up after yourself and, if you see smoke or a fire, report it to 9-1-1 immediately.