Wildfires in First Nation communities


This website will change as a result of the dissolution of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, the creation of Indigenous Services Canada and the eventual creation of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada. During this transformation, you may also wish to consult the updated Indigenous and Northern Affairs home page.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) works with First Nations, provinces/territories and emergency services to ensure that First Nation communities at risk of wildfires have the resources they need in an emergency.

Be sure to stay up to date on the wildfire activity in your area by checking the Canadian Wildland Fire Information System's interactive map.

Find out more about British Columbia wildfires 2017: Impacts on First Nation communities

Wildfire risk by region

For information on current wildfire risk, emergency response and evacuations, please contact the appropriate provincial/territorial emergency response organization below:

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia

New Brunswick

Prince Edward Island






British Columbia

Preparing for wildfires

To learn more about what to do before, during and after a wildfire, visit:

Also, visit Canadian Red Cross's website for information on how to prepare for emergencies:


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