Eye in the sky: Google Earth view of fires

Watch the current wildfire situation via Google Earth.

With 132 wildfires burning in the province and more than 10,000 people forced from their homes in the interior, all of B.C. is keeping a close eye on the current fire situation.

Days of hot intense weather, mixed with tinder try conditions in the B.C. forest has forced the province into a state of emergency.

Firefighters from towns and cities around the province and country are expected to arrive in B.C. today to assist with the wildfire situation.

Residents can oversee the wildfire situation through several different ways. On Google Earth satellite fire detection data and related fire information action is being published by the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) and Canadian provincial and territorial fire management agencies.

Location and information on large wildfire incidents are updated every six, 12 and 24 hours.

While the Canadian Wildland Fire Information System has an interactive map with icons that can be clicked on for more information. Yellow icons are fires smaller than 1,000 hectares and red icons are fires ranging from 1,000 to 10,000 hectares in size.

A smokey skies advisory is in place for 100 Mile House, the Cariboo, the Fraser Canyon, Nicola, North Thompson, Okanagan Valley, Prince George, Shuswap, Similkameen, and South Thompson regions.

Watch the Western Canada smoke forecast unfold; however if there is cloud cover or smoke that obscures the detection of fires from space, the resulting smoke from these fires will not be accounted for in the forecast.

Be sure to check back on the up-to-date wildfire situation unfolding across the province.

Send your newstips, photos and video by clicking Contact Us button on the Home tab.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Tour recognizes Prince Rupert’s rich labour history

Epic story of the Battle of Kelly’s Cut put Rupert on the labour radar

Rio Tinto responds to U.S. aluminum import tariffs

The tariffs were imposed by President Donald Trump Aug. 6

Coastal GasLink breaks ground on meter station in Kitimat

Meter station marks final point on pipeline that stretches from Northeast B.C.

Oily rain runoff down the drain causes concern for Prince Rupert residents

Immediate action taken to alleviate any concerns, road paving contractor said.

B.C. fish harvesters receive long-awaited details on pandemic benefits

Applications to the $470-million federal assistance programs will open Aug. 24

53 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths cap off week of high infection rates in B.C.

Roughly 1,500 people are self-isolating because they either have COVID-19 or have been exposed to it

Unofficial holidays: the weird and wonderful things people celebrate around the world

On any given day of the year, there are several strange, silly or serious holidays to observe

Moving on: Tanev scores 11 seconds into OT as Canucks oust Wild

Vancouver beats Minnesota 5-4 to move into first round of NHL playoffs

Gene editing debate takes root with organic broccoli, new UBC research shows

Broccoli is one of the best-known vegetables with origins in this scientific haze

VIDEO: U.S. Air Force pilot does fly-by for B.C. son amid COVID border separation

Sky-high father-son visit plays out over White Rock Pier

3 Vancouver police officers test positive for COVID after responding to large party

Union president says other officers are self-isolating due to possible exposure

New mothers with COVID-19 should still breastfeed: Canada’s top doctor

Dr. Theresa Tam made the recommendation during World Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Collapse of Nunavut ice shelf ‘like losing a good friend:’ glaciologist

The ice shelf on the northwestern edge of Ellesmere Island has shrunk 43 per cent

B.C. wildfire crews have battled 111 blazes in the last seven days

Twenty-nine fires remain active, as of Friday (Aug 7)

Most Read