2013-03-23

One-fifth of B.C.'s forests at risk for wildfires due to the pine beetle infestation

According to B.C. forestry experts, the future of the province's forest industry could be in jeopardy.

They say one fifth of B.C.'s working forests are at risk for major wildfires never seen before in this province because of the millions of hectares of pine beetle killed wood.

All the dead timber has built up on forest floors, and is creating a dangerous level of fire fuel.