The fire season doesn't officially start for another week but already the B.C. Fire Service is training crews to be ready in case this year is anything like 2009.
Last summer B.C. had the worst fire season on record and by all accounts this summer is shaping up to be a repeat of that, based on comparisons between weather patterns from last spring.
Long-term weather forecasting is still an inexact science but if this summer lives up to expectations the forest service wants to be ready.