View the location and details of all active wildfires in B.C. on the BC Wildfire Dashboard.
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Get information on current wildfire activity in B.C., including details about specific wildfires, fire response efforts, and Fire Danger Ratings across the province.
British Columbia is large and geographically diverse province. For that reason, decisions on when and where to implement fire bans and restrictions are made by B.C.’s six regional fire centres.
The BC Wildfire Service is a leader in wildfire management, known for skilled personnel and a focus on safety. The province of British Columbia faces an average of 1,600 wildfires each year.
We’re in this together. Wildfire prevention can happen at home, in the backcountry, and through larger-scale fire and fuel management planning. Learn what you can do to help.
The BC Wildfire Service provides additional support by assisting with the training and deployment of local government fire departments. Fire departments provide additional personnel and resources to protect communities from wildfires that threaten homes or other structures in the wildland-urban interface.
Find out how the BC Wildfire Service manages wildfires, learn about the history and governance behind the organization, and get statistics and geospatial data from previous fire seasons.
Forecasting fire behaviour
Understanding where, when and how a wildfire will act is key when making important operational decisions
What it takes to put it out
Once the BC Wildfire Service determines a fire should be suppressed, what are the tactics?