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This Sign Perfectly Sums Up How Bad The Wildfire Situation Is In BC

Don't even fart.

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The fires are being fueled by dry, hot weather that's making them difficult to control.

Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS

The elevated risk also means fire bans have been put in place across the region, including in Banff and Kootenay national parks.

But nothing has quite captured the situation as well as a sign put up by the volunteer fire department in Keremeos, BC.

Lauren Strapagiel is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada.

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