B.C. wildfires: How to get the latest information
Published Saturday, July 8, 2017 9:35AM PDT
Last Updated Sunday, July 9, 2017 1:38PM PDT
Here is a list of useful resources for those affected by the wildfires burning across B.C.’s Interior and the Cariboo region:
Active Wildfires Map: The BC Wildfire Service has set up and interactive map of all the active wildfires across the province.
Wildfires of Note: The BC Wildfire Service uses this page to provide basic information about the size, location and status of serious wildfires in the province.
Emergency Info BC: This provincial Twitter account provides up-to-date information about wildfires and other major emergencies in B.C.
Thompson-Nicola Regional District: This region is where many of the wildfires are currently located. The TNDR website has information and maps about the latest evacuation orders.
Cariboo Regional District: This website has the latest information about evacuations orders prompted by wildfires in the Cariboo region.
Environment Canada offers the latest weather information for areas affected by the wildfire as well as special weather statements and air quality advisories.
Anyone who sees a wildfire is urged to report it by calling 1-800-663-5555 or *5555.
The Canadian Red Cross: B.C. encourages all evacuees to register with the Canadian Red Cross, even if aid is not required. Registering will allow family and friends to know the whereabouts of loved ones and that they are safe. It also allows the Red Cross to contact people directly as more assistance becomes available.