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B.C. wildfires: 64 burning in Southeast Fire Centre

Province of British Columbia
By Province of British Columbia
July 23rd, 2021

The wildfire situation is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 7 p.m. (Pacific time) on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

Fires:

  • Wildfires burning in B.C.: 272
  • Since April 1:

    • 1,187 wildfires
    • 360,835 hectares burnt
  • Active fires by fire centre:

    • Cariboo: 45
    • Coastal: eight
    • Kamloops: 98
    • Northwest: four
    • Prince George: 53
    • Southeast: 64

Crews and equipment:

  • Firefighters and other personnel currently fighting the fires: 3,193 (total, includes out-of-province and aerial support)
  • Out-of-province firefighters: 64
  • Helicopters and planes supporting ground crews: 198                                         

Evacuations:

  • Evacuation orders: 58 (+8) 
  • Evacuation alerts: 78 (-1) 
  • Properties:

    • Number of properties on order: 5,084 (+733) 
    • Number of properties on alert: 17,489 (-202)  
  • Orders and alerts by Emergency Management BC region:

    • Vancouver Island Central Coast: zero
    • Northwest: three orders, 4 (-1) alerts
    • Northeast: four orders, 16 alerts
    • Central: 44 (+10) orders, 48 (+4) alerts
    • Southeast: seven (-2) orders, eight (-4) alerts
    • Southwest: zero orders, two alerts

For real-time updates on evacuation alerts and orders, visit: https://twitter.com/EmergencyInfoBC

For the latest wildfire information, visit: www.bcwildfire.ca

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