Western Canada wildfires: This year could be worse than last, say experts

Dry temperatures could make for a long fire season in Alberta and B.C., experts told Global News.

In B.C., the biggest worry is the reduced snow pack, said UBC’s forestry dean, John Innes.

“Certainly in the [B.C. interior] there isn’t much snow pack, so the amount of snow that is available is very little and as a result we will see ecosystems drying out quite quickly early in the season. That could be a signal of very severe fires to come,” said Innes.