Wildfire Service

  • All open burning prohibited

    Category 1 campfires, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires are prohibted throughout the province.

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  • Current wildfire situation

    View a map with the location and details of all active wildfires in B.C., current wildfire statistics and additional resources.

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  • Plan, prepare, stay informed

    B.C. experiences an average of 1,600 wildfires per year. Prepare yourself, your home and your community now.

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  • 2023 Season Summary

    The 2023 wildfire season has been the most destructive in British Columbia’s recorded history.

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  • Cultural Burning & Prescribed Fire

    A tool for maintaining the health and safety of B.C.’s forests, communities, and wildlife.

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Services and information topics


Hand gesturing to stop wildfires with fallen trees and stumps in background.

The goal of the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) Prevention Program is to reduce the negative impacts of wildfire on public safety, property, the environment and the economy using the seven disciplines of the FireSmart program.


Items from an emergency kit and checklist.

Preparing for a wildfire event increases the resiliency of our homes and communities.


Handheld radio with dense smoke above a forest fire in the background.

The BC Wildfire Service employs skilled personnel to detect, monitor and respond to an average of 1,600 wildfires per year.


New forest growth after a wildfire.

Wildfire recovery considers the social, economic and environmental impacts a wildfire may have on an area.

About the BC Wildfire Service

Find out how the BC Wildfire Service manages wildfires and what jobs are available, learn about the history and governance behind the organization, and get statistics and geospatial data from previous fire seasons.

Collaborative partnership guide

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) works with various partners at all stages of wildfire management. Our guide aims to strengthen our collective effectiveness by understanding our complementary roles and responsibilities.

BC Wildfire Service mobile app

The official BC Wildfire Service mobile app is available for free download in the App Store and on Google Play.

The BC Wildfire Service App provides up-to-date wildfire information on your mobile phone, helping you stay informed about wildfires and wildfire-related events and conditions across B.C.

Evacuation orders and alerts

Current provincial evacuation advisories from Emergency Info BC.

Road closures

Wildfires can impact road access and highways. Know before you go, check DriveBC.

Contact us

Report a wildfire:
1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cell

Fire information line: 1-888-336-7378

Burn registration line: 1-888-797-1717

Twitter: @BCGovFireInfo

Facebook: BC Wildfire Service

Youtube: BCWS YouTube

Media contacts: Media Information

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