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B.C. wildfires: quick statistics

The wildfire situation is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 7 p.m. (Pacific time) on Monday, Aug. 9, 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 burning in B.C.: 260
  • Since April 1, 2021:
    • 1,451 wildfires
    • 650,582 hectares burned
  • Active fires by fire centre:
    • Cariboo: 32
    • Coastal: 22
    • Kamloops: 80
    • Northwest: 6
    • Prince George: 58
    • Southeast: 62

Crews and equipment:

  • Firefighters and other personnel fighting the fires: 3,549
  • Out-of-province firefighters: 364
  • Helicopters and planes supporting ground crews: 209

Evacuations:

  • Evacuation orders: 63 (-3)
  • Evacuation alerts: 108 (+2)
  • Properties:
    • Number of properties on order: 6,219 (-373)
    • Number of properties on alert: 31,903 (-628)
  • Orders and alerts by Emergency Management BC region:
    • Vancouver Island Central Coast: 1 order, 0 alerts
    • Northwest: 0 orders, 2 alerts
    • Northeast: 5 orders, 7 alerts
    • Central: 52 (-3) orders, 86 (+2) alerts
    • Southeast: 2 orders, 10 alerts
    • Southwest: 3 orders, 3 alerts

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