Even though the snow is melting quickly, it’s too early to predict what kind of forest fire season we’ll have in 2021.

MNRF regional forest fire information officer Shayne McCool says there are certain signs and factors that are watched closely.

“The precipitation that we receive once we do see that snow melt; how much snow we received over the winter is another example,” he illustrates. “We’ll be watching those conditions closely as they unfold here this spring.”

“Time will tell what Mother Nature has in store for us, but certainly we’re preparing for the upcoming fire season.”

Officially, forest fire season runs from April 1st until October 31st.