In Canada, wildfires or forest fires are common in forested and grassland regions from May to September, which can cause extensive damage and put lives in danger. Find information here on how you can be better prepared for wildfires.
What to do
Before a wildfire
Be sure to protect your home, educate your household, and prepare yourself in the event of a wildfire.
During a wildfire
Find out what to do and not to do if a wildfire is approaching your region.
After a wildfire
Stay calm and assess the situation. Remember that you may encounter dangerous situations like downed power lines.
Where to start
You can protect members of your household and your property by learning more about wildfires and by taking proper precautions. Make sure that your household has prepared an:
- emergency plan
- emergency kit or bag with essential items, in case an evacuation is required
Access wildfire information shared by province and territories.
Canadian Wildland Fire Information System
Find detailed information about wildfire conditions across Canada.
Wildfire Warning System
Find up-to-date information on active wildfires and more.
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