To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour call 1 800 663-5555 or*5555 from a cell phone. Information from the public is crucial to ensuring wildfires are responded to as soon as possible.
All calls are answered by BC Wildfire Service staff at the Provincial Forest Fire Reporting Centre. Any information you can provide is helpful, however you can expect the emergency call taker to ask for details about the fire, such as;
- Rate of spread
i.e. What is burning? Grass, bushes, trees?
i.e. What colour is the smoke? Are flames visible?
i.e. Are there any people or buildings at risk?
i.e. Is anyone fighting the fire?