Current Wildfire Situation in B.C.

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UPDATE: 7:00 p.m. July 23

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Emergency Management BC

*Wildfires currently burning in B.C.: 258

Since April 1, 2021:
1,197 wildfires

376,436 hectares burned

* Active fires by fire centre:
Cariboo: 40

Coastal: seven

Kamloops: 95

Northwest: four

Prince George: 48

Southeast: 64

Crews and equipment:

Firefighters and other personnel currently fighting the fires: 3,320 (total, includes out-of-province and aerial support)

Out-of-province firefighters: 94

Helicopters and planes supporting ground crews: 200


Evacuation Orders: 57 (-1)

Evacuation Alerts: 76 (-2)

Number of properties on order: 4,923 (-161)

Number of properties on alert: 16,458 (-1,031)

Orders and alerts by Emergency Management BC region:
Vancouver Island Central Coast: zero

Northwest: two (-1) orders and five (+1) alerts

Northeast: four orders and 14 (-2) alerts

Central: 45 (+1) orders and 48 alerts

Southeast: six (-1) orders and seven (-1) alerts

Southwest: zero orders and two alerts

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