Coastal Wildfire Service status report and mobile app

Please find attached the Coastal Fire Centre Weekly Status Report dated June 9, 2021.  Much of the information contained in this report can also be found in real time on the BCWS website and through the new BCWS mobile application. The key features of the mobile app include:

§  Interactive Wildfire map that offers the same features available through the B.C. Wildfire Dashboard

§  current fire danger ratings

§  active fires and fires that have been declared “out”

§  open burning prohibitions (including campfire bans)

§  area restrictions, evacuation alerts and evacuation orders

§  current wildfire statistics and wildfire perimeters

§  boundaries of B.C.’s six regional fire centres

§  BC Parks closures and recreation site closures

§  wildfire search tool (search by active fire name, fire number or location)

§  Drive BC events (for example, advisories and closures)

§  “Near Me” functionality for wildfire information from within a 50-kilometre radius of current location

§  Latest informational tweets directly from the @BCGovFireInfo Twitter feed

§  Latest advisories (related to open burning bans and prohibitions, area restrictions, evacuation alerts and evacuation orders)

§  Fire reporting tool

More information can be found here: BCWS Mobile App Reference guide.

Download now:

·        Android: The BC Wildfire Service mobile app can be downloaded at Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.bc.gov.WildfireInformation&hl=en

·        Apple (IOS): The BC Wildfire Service mobile app can be downloaded from the App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bc-wildfire-service/id1477675008?ls=1

 

Please direct comments, questions or concerns to BCWS [dot] PublicMobileApp [at] gov [dot] bc [dot] ca.

 

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