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Wildfire update: 57 fires burning in Southeast Fire Centre

 

The wildfire situation is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 7 p.m. (Pacific time) on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 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.: 262

  • Since April 1, 2021:

    • 1,336 wildfires
    • 557,459 hectares of area burned
  • Active fires by fire centre:

    • Cariboo: 50
    • Coastal: 20
    • Southeast: 57
    • Prince George: 53
    • Northwest: 7
    • Kamloops: 75

Resources

  • Personnel:

British Columbia: 2,737

  • 794 BCWS firefighters
  • 376 BCWS support/overhead staff
  • 1,187 contract firefighters
  • 380 support/overhead staff

Out of province: 568

  • 415 firefighters
  • 153 support/overhead
  • Aircraft (fixed and rotary)

    • B.C.: 211
    • Out of province: 0
  • Fireline heavy and mobile equipment: 565

Evacuations:

  • Evacuation orders: 64 (-1)
  • Evacuation alerts: 100 (+1)
  • Properties:
    • Number of properties on order: 4,296 (-324)
    • Number of properties on alert: 20,994 (-48)
  • Orders and alerts by Emergency Management BC region:

    • Vancouver Island Central Coast: 0 orders 0 alerts
    • Northwest:  0 orders 1 alert
    • Northeast: 1 order 14 (+1) alerts
    • Central: 57 (-1) order 73  alerts
    • Southeast: 6 orders 8 alerts
    • Southwest:  0 orders 4 alerts

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