As we head into Victoria Day Long Weekend local fire officials are reminding us to be fire safe. 

Fire Inspector Jeff Avery says the forecast looks good for this weekend which means there will be more people out and about. 

"With a few things starting to open up we're expecting to see the highways to be a little busier and everyone wants to get out and do their May long camping and fires are always a big thing with us and there are no fire bans on right now."

Avery says if you plan to have a backyard or a campfire you need to do so carefully. 

"If you do have a fire, make it cold to the touch when you leave. Just keep dousing it with water even if it's still a little bit warm to the touch, just keep dousing it with water because any little bit of wind can spark up some hot coals and it can turn into grass fires and forest fires."

There will be a lot of social time around fires this weekend whether you're sticking around town or camping and Avery just wants people to play it safe. 

"Just be extremely cautious with any kind of backyard fires or homemade fire pits, stuff like that in the woods. Just make sure the fire is completely out."