Editor: Our local firehall here on Chilliwack Lake Road has a huge sign emblazoned across the Forest Fire risk status noticeboard proclaiming a ban on campfires in the area due to the long period of hot and dry weather which we are having here in the valley.
Why, then, are there multiple cars and trailers along the road through Yarrow, and along the lake road, selling $5 bundles of firewood? This wood cannot be for any other purpose than for making campfires and, as the ban is in place, it is hugely irresponsible for these vendors to be selling the means with which to break this vital rule.
Forest fires cause damage to the environment, seriously threaten homes and lives, and cost huge sums to put out.
For those of us who live rurally, off the municipal water supply and far from any fire hydrant, this is of particular concern.
Those who continue to sell firewood at the roadside during this ban are encouraging others to put us all at risk.
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