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Fire Prevention
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Fire Prevention

Every year, about half of all forest fires are caused by people. A discarded match, a burning cigarette butt, or an escaped campfire can easily cause a fire that threatens the lives of people and animals, and the forest.


  • Smoking and escaped campfires are leading causes of wildfires, while sparks caused by equipment and vehicles can also start a fire. Don't be the cause of a wildfire!
  • For information on wildfire hazards and campfire restrictions, call the 1-888-3-FOREST fire information line, with pre-recorded updates on wildfire locations and smoke advisories.
  • To report a wildfire call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 from a cellular phone
  • Report any suspicious activities to the RCMP - keeping our public forests safe is everyone's responsibility.


Campfire Bans

Learn about Fire

Reporting wildfires

Fire Danger Rating