Current Alerts and Emergency Notifications

Wildfire Evacuation Information

Red Cross

All evacuees are strongly encouraged to register with the Red Cross

If you were evacuated due to the wildfires in British Columbia and would like to register with the Canadian Red Cross, please register by telephone at 1-800-863-6582 or on-line at

The Canadian Red Cross is providing registration services on behalf of the Province of B.C. and all wildfire evacuees are encouraged to register.

BC Wildfire Information

Obtain up-to-date information regarding wildfires in BC by visiting

A map of all active wildfires is at

Earthquake Hits West Coast

An earthquake near Ucluelet was felt across the mid-Island Tuesday, 5 September 2017 just after 9 AM.

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Open Burning

Effective at noon on Thursday, July 6, 2017, all open fires, including campfires, will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the "Fog Zone". This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 21, 2017 or until the public is otherwise notified.

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Wildfire Status

Visit the Fire Danger web page to update yourself on the latest fire danger ratings.

2017 BC Wildfire and Evacuation Resources

B.C. is facing the one of the worst wildfire seasons in more than a decade. The Province of British Columbia has declared a provincial state of emergency to ensure a coordinated response to the current wildfire situation and to ensure public safety. The last provincial declaration of state of emergency was issued in August 2003 to deal with wildfires.

Keeping people safe is the top priority and part of this is ensuring that people are informed of the latest information in this rapidly evolving situation.

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