Wildfire

For the latest information on wildfires, fire bans or restrictions, visit www.bcwildfire.ca or contact the Southeast Fire Centre at 250-365-4040. 

To report a wildfire or smoke, call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 (from a mobile phone).

During wildfire season, any wildfire-related information provided on this page is from the BC Wildfire Service.

Every resident and property owner in the East Kootenay is encouraged to sign up for the Evacuation Notification System.  To register or learn more, CLICK HERE.

Numbers to Call:

Emergency Numbers to call:

  • FOREST OR WILDLAND FIRES: Cellphone: *5555 or 1-800-663-5555
  • OTHER (spills, airplane crashes, landslides, avalanche): 1-800-663-3456
  • FLOODING: 1-800-663-3456

During large-scale emergencies, the East Kootenay Emergency Information Line is activated.  The numbers will be posted on this page, on the RDEK's social media pages, and in the local media when the line is activated.

Last edited: Fri, May 29, 2020 - 2:14:48