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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 Saturday, July 24, 2021.

Fires:

  • Wildfires currently burning in B.C.: 257
  • Since April 1, 2021:
    • 1,205 wildfires
    • 394,266 hectares burned
  • Active fires by fire centre:
    • Coastal: seven
    • Northwest: four
    • Prince George: 48
    • Kamloops: 92
    • Southeast: 66
    • Cariboo: 40

Crews and equipment:

  • Firefighters and other personnel currently fighting the fires: 3,278
  • Out-of-province firefighters: 72
  • Helicopters and planes supporting ground crews: 191                                              

Evacuations:

Evacuation Orders: 58 (+1)

Evacuation Alerts: 81 (+5)

  • Properties:
    • Number of properties on order: 4,403 (-524)
    • Number of properties on alert: 17,489 (+1,031)
  • Orders and Alerts by Emergency Management BC region:
    • Vancouver Island Central Coast: zero
    • Northwest: two orders and five alerts
    • Northeast: three (-1) orders and 15 (+1) alerts
    • Central: 45 orders and 52 (+4) alerts
    • Southeast: eight (+2) orders and seven alerts
    • Southwest: zero orders and two alerts

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

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

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