Fire Bans and RestrictionsIt’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
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.
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.
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.