Wildfires are an ever-increasing threat in parts of Canada according to Ecclesiastical Insurance
Toronto, ON —Ecclesiastical Insurance is mindful that wildfires are an on-going and ever-increasing threat to many communities across Canada as evidenced by the current fires in the Central Interior of BC and last year’s wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
The government of Canada’s Natural Resources website provides statistics and historical data on the number of wildfires across Canada each year. So far, in 2017, there have been 2,275 wildfires with a 10-year national average of 3,541. Natural Resources Canada cites climate change as the main cause for the increase in fires in Canada’s boreal forests, and predicts a potential doubling of the amount of area burned by the end of this century, compared with amounts burned in recent decades.