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Important Resources

Interactive map

View the location and details of all active wildfires in B.C. on the BC Wildfire Dashboard.

Interactive Map - Active Wildfires

Wildfires of Note

Find the latest information on wildfires that are particularly visible or pose a threat to public safety.

Wildfires of Note

Download the app

View the location and details of all active wildfires in B.C. on your mobile device. Available for Apple and Android.

BC Wildfire Service mobile app

Current Wildfire Activity

Get information on current wildfire activity in B.C., including details about specific wildfires, fire response efforts, and Fire Danger Ratings across the province.

Fire Bans and Restrictions

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.

Wildfire Response

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. 

Wildfire Prevention

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.

BC Wildfire Structure Protection Program

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.

Employment & Contract Opportunities

Apply for a position with the BC Wildfire Service, or get information on how to offer your services to the BC Wildfire Service as a contractor.

About the BC Wildfire Service

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.

Information Bulletins

This section contains both current and BC Wildfire Service information bulletins regarding wildfire issues of interest. The releases are listed, starting with the most recent.

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Forecasting fire behaviour

Forecasting fire behaviour

Understanding where, when and how a wildfire will act is key when making important operational decisions

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What it takes to put it out

What it takes to put it out

Once the BC Wildfire Service determines a fire should be suppressed, what are the tactics?

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