To ensure public safety and support the response to B.C.’s worst-ever wildfire season, the Province is extending the provincial state of emergency until Sept. 14, 2023. Many areas continue to have a fire risk and tens of thousands of people still under evacuation order and alert.
4,200 people on evacuation order, nearly 65,000 additional people remain on evacuation alert and ready to leave their homes at a moment’s notice.
There are more than 3,500 personnel directly engaged in wildfire response efforts, including BC Wildfire Service staff, contract personnel and personnel from Mexico, South Africa, Australia, Ontario and the Canadian Armed Forces.
BC Wildfire Service information and updates: http://www.bcwildfire.ca/
Emergency information: http://www.emergencyinfobc.ca
To check current weather alerts, visit: http://weather.gc.ca