Wildfire Status

FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY WILDFIRE: 

What to do if evacuated Preparing for potential evacuation  Safety tips for BC travelers

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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

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 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.

What to do if evacuated from your home

Evacuees are asked to register with the Canadian Red Cross. To register visit www.redcross.ca or call 1 800 863-6582When your local or First Nations government has declared it safe for you to return home, there are steps you can take to make this transition easier and safer.

Get prepared in high-risk communities

Help keep your family safe by preparing in advance for a potential evacuation alert or order: develop a household plan, put together an emergency kit and connect with your neighbours.

Info for travelers & tourists in B.C.

All travelers and tourists in B.C. are urged to check with local tourism info centres for specific information concerning fire safety and management at their destination. For list of centres visit: HelloBC.com.

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.

Donate to the British Columbia Fires Appeal

The Canadian Red Cross is supporting the Government of B.C. in providing relief in areas affected by wildfire. A British Columbia Fires Appeal has been opened for Canadians who wish to help those in need. 

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.