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Fire Hazard
Revelstoke Primary Attack Base

Fire Centre

South East Fire Centre map


Fire Prevention
Fire Detection
Fire Reporting
Interface Fires
Open Burning in B.C.

Other Links
Columbia Forest District
Adventure in Argentina
Canadian Forest Service - Northern Forestry Centre Information on the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System and more.
USDA Forest Service Home Page Information on the United States' Forest Protection Program
The Canadian Wildfire Network A collection of links related to forest fire fighting in Canada
Revelstoke or Golden weather forecast, courtesy of Environment Canada
Smokey Bear Official Home Page Visit Smokey Bear online

North Columbia Zone

The Southeast Fire Centre, headquartered in Castlegar, covers the entire southeast portion of British Columbia. The North Columbia Zone lies in its northern portion; the area of the Columbia River known as the "Big Bend". Revelstoke in the west and Golden in the east serve as the area's two main resource centres.

Surrounded by the Columbia and Rocky Mountains, those who live, work and play here appreciate the "vertically" challenging ground, its rugged beauty and the difficulty of access to all the recreational and industrial opportunities in the area.

These same factors present a challenge to our firefighters. Steep slopes can determine fire behaviour and limit fire action, and our inability to quickly access the fire may increase its size and damage. Contrary to Provincial averages, most of the forest fires in this area are lightning caused. However, considerable costs and damages are incurred every year due to careless use of fire. Please help us by being careful with your industrial and recreational fires, and report any fire that appears to be unattended.

Fire Hazard in Golden

Low Moderate High Extreme

Fire Hazard in Revelstoke

Low Moderate High Extreme

Local Contacts

In Golden, contact Steve Mitchell. In Revelstoke, contact Peter Martiniuk. For 24 hour forest fire reporting, call 1-800-663-5555.

Fire Information

Phone 1-888-336-7378 for updated information on wildfire locations, campfire restrictions, wildfire hazards, smoke advisories and other information.

Open Burning in B.C.

Phone 1-888-797-1717 to find out how the Forest Fire Prevention and Suppression Regulation applies to your planned burning or read the Web page.