Wildfire Status

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.

Report a Wildfire

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.

Current Wildfire Situation

The latest information on the current wildfire situation in British Columbia, including Wildfires of Note

Fire Bans and Restrictions

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.

Information Bulletins

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.

Fire Danger

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

Wildfire prevention is a shared responsibility. It includes preventing wildfires, FireSmart, and pro-active fuel management across the landbase.

Wildfire Statistics

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.

Wildfire Management

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.

Wildfire Map

Detail of Interactive Map Interactive map of active wildfires in B.C.

Useful Numbers

  • Report a wildfire: 1 800 663-5555, or *5555 on a cell phone
  • Fire information line: 1 888 336-7378
  • Burn registration line: 1 888 797-1717

On Twitter

BC Wildfire Service
@BCGovFireInfo
Congrats to Gallagher’s Canyon for becoming #BC’s newest FireSmart Community! Info: ow.ly/NGbi302B3C9
7 hours ago
#BCWildfire crews responding to 14 ha fire near Homathko River-Tatlayoko Protected Area ow.ly/Ys7n302FQw1
1 day ago
#BCWildfire crews respond to lightning-caused ~2 ha fire 8 km SW of #Pemberton. Smoke may persist w/ inversion.
1 day ago
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