Information from the public is crucial to ensuring wildfires are responded to as soon as possible. Below we’ve provided provincial wildfire phone numbers to keep in your phone, for quick references incase you spot a wildfire in your community, or while travelling within western Canadian provinces.
Report a Wildfire
- In B.C. call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone.
- In Alberta call 310-FIRE.
- In Saskatchewan call 1-800-667-9660.
- In Manitoba call 1-800-782-0076.
When reporting a wildfire, any information you can provide is helpful, however, you can expect the emergency call-taker to ask for details about the fire, such as:
- Location i.e. Where is the fire? How far up the hillside?
- Size e.g. Metres? Hectares? Size of a house? Size of a football field?
- Rate of spread i.e. How quickly is the fire spreading?
- Fuel i.e. What is burning? Grass, bushes, trees?
- Smoke/flames i.e. What colour is the smoke? Are flames visible?
- Threat i.e. Are there any people or buildings at risk?
- Action i.e. Is anyone fighting the fire?
The Ministry of Environment to monitors air quality impact due to wildfires across the province. For the most up to date conditions and a list of active advisories for BC, please visit: www.bcairquality.ca