BC Wildfire Information

Jul 13, 2017
Affected Communities: 
All Areas

On July 7, 2017 the Province of BC announced a provincial state of emergency regarding the current wildfire situation. Evacuation Orders and Alerts are affecting several communities across BC's Interior region, including in the Thompson-Nicola, Cariboo and Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Districts. Our thoughts are with the many families and communities impacted by these devastating fires. 

Currently, there are no wildfires of note burning within the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District. However, smoke from several of these large wildfires may be visible in many parts of the SLRD, depending on wind direction. And, with the hot, dry weather expected to continue, it's important to be vigilant and prepared.

While the BC Wildfire Service has deployed additional resources to the Interior to help fight the large fires there, sufficient firefighters and equipment will remain in the Coastal Fire Centre (covering SLRD Areas C, D, the Village of Pemberton, Resort Municipality of Whistler and District of Squamish) and the Lillooet Fire Zone (Kamloops Fire Centre; covering SLRD Areas A, B and the District of Lillooet) to maintain first response capability.      

Be Informed to Stay Safe

The resource links below have been compiled from official sources, to help you keep informed about what's happening with the current wildfire situation. 

BC Wildfire Service

Evacuation Alerts and Orders

**There are currently no evacuation alerts or orders in place in the SLRD.**

Travel and Road Updates

  • Drive BC - Information about road closures, major events, and travel delays
  • Drive BC Twitter - @DriveBC
  • BC Transportation Twitter - @TranBC

Weather Alerts and Warnings

BC Parks, Recreation Sites and Trails

How you can help

  • Donate:
    • Red Cross - BC Fires Appeal
    • CanadaHelps.org - 2017 BC Wildfires
    • Food Banks BC - BC Wildfire Support
    • If you live in the Lillooet area, the Lillooet Chamber of Commerce and the District of Lillooet are working together to collect donations for those impacted by the wildfires. Bring your donations of pet supplies, toiletries and non-perishable items to Buy-Low Foods, Lillooet Feed & Garden, Pharmasave, Fields or IDA Pharmacy. Cayuse Transportation has graciously agreed to deliver the donations to Kamloops (pet supplies will go to the BC SPCA and other items will go to the Food Bank). 
  • Volunteer:
  • If you see a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour, report it! 
    • Call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone.  

Emergency Preparedness Resources

 

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