This record breaking heat wave has Comox Valley fire officials sounding the alarm, as the region’s fire danger rating goes through the roof. Comox Fire Department Chief Gord Schreiner offers up some tips to play it safe in this scorching heat.

Schreiner says fortunately the valley had dodged a bullet when it comes to large blazes breaking out.

Schreiner says valley residents need to be especially cautious in discarding smoke butts.