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): 250-489-9677
  • FLOODING: 250-489-9677

During large-scale emergencies, the East Kootenay Emergency Information Line is activated. The numbers to call are:

  • 250-426-2188 
  • 1-855-346-2188 

If operators are not available, there will be a recorded message with the latest information.

Last edited: Tue, March 08, 2022 - 1:23:11