Wildfire Evacuation InformationRed 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 tlelphone at 1-800-863-6582 or on-line at www.epactnetwork.com/en/signup/redcross.
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 www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/wildfire-situation.
A map of all active wildfires is at openmaps.gov.bc.ca/kml/wildfire/map.html.Emergency Managment BC Reception Centres
Reception Centres provide immediate assistance with accommodations, food, medical or prescription support.
Reception centres have been established at the following locations:
- Barriere Reception Centre located at North Thompson Volunteer and Information Centre, 4936 Barriere Town Road
- Chilliwack Reception Centre located at Chilliwack Secondary School, 46363 Yale Road
- Clearwater Reception Centre located at Royal Canadian Legion, 257 Glen Road
- Kamloops ESS Reception Centre located at the Sandman Centre, 300 Lorne Street
- Kelowna Reception Centre located at Salvation Army, 1480 Sutherland Avenue
- Lac La Hache Reception Centre located at Fire Hall, 3819 Dodge Road
- Lillooet Reception Centre located at Lillooet Fire Hall, 570 Main Street
- Lone Butte Reception Centre located at Lone Butte Community Hall, 5994 Highway 24
- Merritt Reception Centre located at Merritt Civic Centre, 1950 Mamette Avenue
- Penticton Reception Centre located at Penticton Community Centre, 325 Power Street
- Prince George Reception Centre located at College of New Caledonia, 3330 22nd Avenue, site map
- Princeton Reception Centre located at Riverside Community Centre, 148 Old Hedley Road
- Salmon Arm Reception Centre located at The Prestige Harbourfront Resort, 251 Harbourfront Drive Northeast
- Surrey Reception Centre located at the Cloverdale Arena, 6090 176th Street
- Vernon Reception Centre located at the Vernon Curling Rink, 3400 39th Avenue
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.
Click here for details.
Wildfire StatusVisit 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 co-ordinated 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.
Visit https://news.gov.bc.ca/stories/bc-wildfire-2017-resources to learn more.