Fire Bans and Restrictions
It’s your responsibility to know about the current bans and restrictions for the area you're in. Serious penalties can result for not obeying them.
Learn about restrictions in your area
Wildfires of Note
Check the "Wildfires of Note" page for the latest updates on wildfires that are highly visible or threaten public safety.
Get the latest updates
Report a Wildfire
If you see smoke, flames or an open fire violation, call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 immediately.
If you're in the sky, we can't fly
Drone/UAV use near wildfire is illegal. Anyone interfering with firefighting activities could be fined $100,000 and face jail time of up to one year.
Our forests and wildlands cover over 94 million hectares with approximately 2,000 wildfires occurring each year. Thanks to the efforts of the BC Wildfire Service the majority of these fires are contained within 24 hours.
To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone. Information from the public is crucial to ensuring wildfires are responded to as soon as possible.
The latest information on the current wildfire situation in British Columbia, including Wildfires of Note
It’s your responsibility to know what the current bans and restrictions are for the use of fire in your area. Serious fines and penalties can result for not adhering to these rules while in the jurisdiction of the BC Wildfire Service.
This section contains both current and archived BC Wildfire Service information bulletins and news releases
regarding wildfire issues of interest. The releases are listed, starting with the most recent.
Weather has a significant impact on wildfires – in how they start, how aggressively they spread, and how long they burn. Find out the current fire danger rating in your area and other information about fire weather.
Wildfire prevention is a shared responsibility. It includes preventing wildfires, FireSmart, and pro-active fuel management across the landbase.
The BC Wildfire Service compiles statistics daily, throughout the fire season. View the latest wildfire statistics
to find out how many new wildfires have started and the number of wildfires and hectares burned in B.C. to date.
The BC Wildfire Service is tasked with managing wildfires through a combination of wildfire prevention, mitigation and suppression strategies, on both Crown and private lands outside of organised areas such as municipalities or regional districts.