The wildfire situation is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 7 p.m. (Pacific time) on Saturday, Aug. 28, 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 burning in B.C.: 233
  • Since April 1, 2021:
    • 1,556 wildfires
    • 864,637 hectares of area burned
  • Active fires by fire centre:
    • Cariboo: 25
    • Coastal: 19
    • Kamloops: 78
    • Northwest: 5
    • Prince George: 51
    • Southeast: 55

Resources:

  • Firefighters and other personnel fighting the fires: 3,070
  • Out-of-province firefighters: 443
  • Helicopters and planes supporting ground crews: 114

Evacuations:

  • Evacuation orders: 29
  • Evacuation alerts: 79 (-3)
  • Properties:
    • Number of properties on order: 4,100 (+775)*
    • Number of properties on alert: 6,731 (-828)
  • Orders and alerts by Emergency Management BC region:
    • Vancouver Island Central Coast: 0 orders, 2 alerts
    • Northwest: 0 orders, 1 alert
    • Northeast: 0 orders, 0 alerts
    • Central: 29 orders, 70 alerts
    • Southeast: 0 orders, 4 alerts
    • Southwest: 0 orders, 2 alerts

*The increase in number of properties on evacuation order is due to a reassessment of current evacuation orders. It is not the result of new/increased orders.

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