's wildfires There are currently 142 active wildfires of more than 0.01 hectares in size that are burning in B.C. 79 wildfires have been sparked in B.C. That includes the Ashcroft Wildfire, the Princeton Wildfire and the Gustafsen Wildfire, all of which we're covering individually. (Jonah Lee-McNamee photo), Use of this Website assumes acceptance of Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy, Published Wednesday, August 19, 2020 2:27PM PDT, Last Updated Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:44PM PDT, These are the schools that have reported possible COVID-19 exposures so far, Home destroyed as Okanagan fire grows to 1,400 hectares. 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 on a cell, *Don't provide personal information . The cause of that fire was still unknown Wednesday. On the BC Wildfire website, you can see an interactive map of all 142 active fires, which is currently lit up like a Christmas tree.

Hot, dry weather, followed by lightning strikes, has led to the significant surge in fires. Find out what prohibitions are in place and how they may affect fire use in your area. Get information on current wildfire activity in B.C., including details about specific wildfires, fire response efforts, and Fire Danger Ratings across the province. As of Wednesday afternoon, the blaze had grown to 1,400 hectares and prompted evacuation alerts and orders affecting thousands of homes. tops 2,000 active cases of COVID-19 for the first time after record-breaking week, 4 new coronavirus outbreaks in B.C., including 2 at private businesses, Elderly woman injured while police tried to disarm her, IIO says, 'As long as it takes': No timeline for final vote count in B.C. Wildfire prevention can happen at home, in the backcountry, and through larger-scale fire and fuel management planning. Find the latest information on wildfires that are particularly visible or pose a threat to public safety. The Provincial Wildfire Coordination Centre and Headquarters oversee and coordinate all province-wide functions of the BC Wildfire Service. There are currently 142 active wildfires of more than 0.01 hectares in size that are burning in B.C. Fire danger ratings indicate how easily fires can start and spread in an area. fire regions and you can find the latest numbers on those at the BC Wildfire Service website. We appreciate your consideration and any contribution you can provide. Stanley Park's Lost Lagoon is losing its way, say scientists, Street preacher charged with assault that left victim with broken leg, Social gatherings blamed for record cases, Weddings, funerals, gender-reveal parties linked to higher cases of COVID-19, B.C. If a wildfire is especially visible or poses a threat to public safety, we classify it as a "Wildfire of Note" and provide detailed updates on it as information becomes available. Map showing current fire weather conditions across B.C. Learn what you can do to help. A total of 88 new blazes have been discovered over the last two days, and 73 of the 104 fires burning in the province as of Wednesday were believed to be caused by lightning. This interactive map shows all of B.C. 'Areas of concern' highlighted as record-breaking 274 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in B.C.

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The other 15 wildfires of note are located throughout four B.C. Reporter, CTVNewsVancouver.ca. Find out how the BC Wildfire Service manages wildfires, learn about the history and governance behind the organization, and get statistics and geospatial data from previous fire seasons.

Apply for a position with the BC Wildfire Service, or get information on how to offer your services to the BC Wildfire Service as a contractor. Evacuations ordered as wildfire near Okanagan Falls grows to 250 hectares. Of the 142 active fires that are more than 0.01 hectares, 18 of them are considered wildfires of note.

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