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By the numbers: The wildfire situation in B.C.

As of Aug. 26, there are 238 fires burning in the province, with 1,552 total blazes since April 1 and almost 865,000 hectares burned.
Sparks Lake fire
The Sparks Lake fire burning forests on June 30, 2021.

Here is the latest information on the wildfire situation in British Columbia, based on BC Wildfire Service data as of Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.

Fires

• Wildfires currently burning in B.C.: 238

• Wildfires sparked in B.C. since April 1: 1,552

• 864,473 hectares of area burned

Active fires by fire centre

• Kamloops: 77

• Southeast: 58

• Prince George: 53
• Cariboo: 26

• Coastal: 19

• Northwest: 5

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

• Evacuation alerts: 83

Properties

• Number of properties on order: 3,476

• Number of properties on alert: 7,699

Orders and alerts by Emergency Management BC region

• Central: 35 orders and 71 alerts

• Southeast: 0 orders and 6 alerts

• Southwest: 0 orders and 2 alerts

• Vancouver Island Central Coast: 0 orders and 2 alerts

• Northwest: 0 orders and 1 alert

• Northeast: 0 orders and 1 alert

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 EmergencyInfoBC.ca and click on “recovery and supports.”

• To register for Emergency Support Services, go to ess.gov.bc.ca or call 1-800-585-9559.

• For real-time updates on evacuation alerts and orders, go to twitter.com/EmergencyInfoBC.

• For the latest wildfire information, go to bcwildfire.ca.