Maple Ridge is embedded within the forest (wildland urban interface), approximately 60% of the community is forested. This area in Maple Ridge is susceptible to both lightning and human caused fires. The wildland urban interface is the area where flammable forest fuels such as trees, shrubs and branches and improvements, such as houses, sheds and fences come together.
Be smart this summer when having campfires and:
DO NOT leave a campfire unattended
HAVE a shovel and a source of water handy at all times and
ENSURE your campfire is fully extinguished when you leave