The wildfire situation is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 7 p.m. (Pacific time) on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021.

For real-time updates on evacuation alerts and orders, visit: https://twitter.com/EmergencyInfoBC

For the latest wildfire information, visit: www.bcwildfire.ca

Fires:

  • Wildfires currently burning in B.C.: 238
  • Since April 1, 2021: 
    • 1,552 wildfires 
    • 864,473 hectares of area burned
  • Active fires by fire centre: 
    • Cariboo: 26
    • Coastal: 19
    • Kamloops: 77
    • Northwest: 5
    • Prince George: 53
    • Southeast: 58

Resources:

  • Firefighters and other personnel currently fighting the fires: 3,238
  • Out-of-province firefighters: 466
  • Helicopters and planes supporting ground crews: 124

Evacuations:

  • Evacuation orders: 35 (-11)
  • Evacuation alerts: 83 (-7)
  • Properties:
    • Number of properties on order: 3,476 (-269)
    • Number of properties on alert: 7,699 (-258)
  • Orders and alerts by Emergency Management BC region:
    • Vancouver Island Central Coast: 0 orders and 2 alerts
    • Northwest: 0 orders and 1 alert
    • Northeast: 0 orders and 1 alert
    • Central: 35 orders and 71 alerts
    • Southeast: 0 orders and 6 alerts
    • Southwest: 0 orders and 2 alerts

Supports available:

  • To help people and communities manage and recover from the impacts of wildfires, the Province has assembled a list of the key resources people may need.
    Go to www.EmergencyInfoBC.ca and click on “recovery and supports.”
  • To register for Emergency Support Services: https://ess.gov.bc.ca/
    Or call toll-free: 1 800 585-9559