2018 British Columbia Fires


Thanks to the generosity of Canadians and the Government of B.C., the Canadian Red Cross will be working with individuals and families impacted by the 2018 BC Fires in the weeks and months ahead.

Support for Individuals and Families

Emergency Social Services through local authorities provides support for urgent needs while people are evacuated in British Columbia. Fire-impacted residents currently under an evacuation order are asked to go to the nearest reception centre to register with their local authority. Locations and additional information for evacuees are available online at www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca, or by calling the Emergency Social Services Call Centre at 1-800-585-9559.

If an evacuation order has been lifted in your community, you may be eligible for financial assistance from Red Cross to support needs as you move forward from the evacuation. Red Cross will be visiting impacted communities to meet with individuals and families for confidential one-on-one assessments. Financial assistance will be provided on a case by case basis, along with referrals to external supports as needed. 

Community Outreach (September 23 to 27)

Wildfire Recovery & Resiliency Centre
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
Red Cross will be present among other agencies to support individuals and families impacted by the 2018 fires.
 
Grassy Plains Hall
37267 Keefes Landing Road 
Burns Lake BC
 
Sunday, September 23 to Thursday, September 27
2:00pm – 7:00pm


We are working with local authorities to plan community outreach visits as needs are identified. Please call 1-800-863-6582, from 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday, for more information and to learn more about the services we are providing. 
 
Additional Resources
Support for Community Gatherings

As people are returning to their homes and community, community events are an opportunity to bring people together to reduce feelings of isolation, to celebrate resiliency and promote healing and recovery, and to share important information about available recovery services and supports.

Learn more.