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Wildfires – By the numbers

VICTORIA – The wildfire situation is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 7 p.m. (Pacific time) on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

Fires:

* Wildfires currently burning in B.C.: 277

* Since April 1, 2021:
* 1,168 wildfires

* 338,897 hectares burned

* Active fires by fire centre:
* Cariboo: 44

* Coastal: eight

* Kamloops: 102

* Northwest: four

* Prince George: 58

* Southeast: 61

Crews and equipment:

* Firefighters and other personnel currently fighting the fires: 3,123 (total, includes out-of-province and aerial support)

* Out-of-province firefighters: 64

* Helicopters and planes supporting ground crews: 178

Evacuations:

* Evacuation Orders: 50 (+6)

* Evacuation Alerts: 79 (+5)

* Properties:
* Number of properties on order: 4,351 (+1,273)

* Number of properties on alert: 17,691 (+1,466)

* Orders and Alerts by Emergency Management BC region:
* Vancouver Island Central Coast: zero

* Northwest: three orders and five alerts

* Northeast: four orders and 16 alerts

* Central: 34 (-1) orders and 44 (-2) alerts

* Southeast: nine (+7) orders and 12 (+7) 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

Supports available:

* To help people and communities manage and recover from the impacts of wildfires, the Province has assembled a list of the key resources people may need.
Go to www.EmergencyInfoBC.ca and click on “recovery and supports.”

* To register for Emergency Support Services: https://ess.gov.bc.ca/
Or call toll-free: 1 800 585-9559

* For information and resources for farms/livestock producers, including the livestock relocation program:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/business-market-development/emergency-management

* For information on BC Hydro bill help for British Columbians who are evacuated:
https://app.bchydro.com/accounts-billing/evacuee-help.html?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=redirect&utm_content=evacueehelp(https://app.bchydro.com/accounts-billing/evacuee-help.html?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=redirect&utm_content=evacueehelp)

* For information on how to report a claim related to wildfire damage through ICBC: https://www.icbc.com/claims/report-view/Pages/Report-a-claim-online.aspx
Or by phone (toll-free): 1 800 910-4222

* If you have health concerns due to smoky air, extreme heat and the stress of being evacuated or on alert, dial 811 to contact HealthLink BC.

* For information on programs to help those impacted by seasonal emergencies and disasters:
* Individual and family recovery programs: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/emergency-response-and-recovery/recovery-programs#individual

* First Nations support: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/emergency-response-and-recovery/recovery-programs#nation

* Business and agriculture recovery programs: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/emergency-response-and-recovery/recovery-programs#business

* Indirect business support: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/emergency-response-and-recovery/recovery-programs#indirect

* Resources for community recovery managers: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/emergency-response-and-recovery/recovery-programs#community

* For information about private home insurance and other private insurance claims related to wildfire: http://www.ibc.ca/qc/disaster/bcwildfire

* For up-to-date information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, call 1 888 3-FOREST (1 888 336-7378)
Or visit: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status

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