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B.C. wildfires: quick statistics

Province of British Columbia
By Province of British Columbia
August 18th, 2021

The wildfire situation is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 7 p.m. (Pacific time) on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021.

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

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

Fires:

  • Wildfires currently burning in B.C.: 264
  • Since April 1, 2021:

    • 1, 518 wildfires
    • 846,144 hectares of area burned
  • Active fires by fire centre:

    • Cariboo: 32
    • Coastal: 18
    • Kamloops: 85
    • Northwest: 5
    • Prince George: 57
    • Southeast: 67

Resources:

  • Firefighters and other personnel currently fighting the fires: 3,830
  • Out-of-province firefighters: 490
  • Helicopters and planes supporting ground crews: 210

Evacuations:

  • Evacuation orders: 80 (-6)
  • Evacuation alerts: 123 (-2)
  • Properties:

    • Number of properties on order:  7,330 (-932)
    • Number of properties on alert: 22,263 (-466)
  • Orders and Alerts by Emergency Management BC region:

    • Vancouver Island Central Coast:  0 orders 0 alerts
    • Northwest: 0 orders  1 alerts
    • Northeast:  1 orders 9 alerts
    • Central: 71 (-4) orders 102 alerts
    • Southeast:  1(-1) orders 7(-2) alerts
    • Southwest:  7 orders 4(+1) alerts

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