On average there are more than 1,600 wildfires in British Columbia every year. Sometimes they burn in areas away from houses or infrastructure, with ecological benefits to the landscape. Other times, they threaten homes, businesses and vital infrastructure. The probability of damaging wildfires has increased in recent years, due in part to the effects of climate change.
Staying connected and being informed during a wildfire is imperative. Stay safe, know the updated evacuation information - sign up for City of Nelson Emergency Notifications.
Nelson is an area at risk of wildfire, it’s important that you take time to get prepared. Understand what to do before, during and after a wildfire on PrepareBC’s page for ideas on how to prepare for before during and after a wildfire.
Ways to Prepare for a wildfire: