B.C. Peace Region Fire Information

Several wildfires are burning across the Peace region in northeastern British Columbia. It is an early start to the season.

To get timely, accurate information, here are some official channels to receive information (and some unofficial ones, so treat those with appropriate caution). If I have missed any, please tweet me @akurjata.

Local Government:

Peace River Regional District:

Website: http://prrd.bc.ca/ (you can sign up for emergency alerts here, as well)

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Peace-River-Regional-District-Official-Page-205166546170683/

City of Fort St John:

Website: http://fortstjohn.ca

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fortstjohn/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortstjohn/

District of Taylor:

Website: http://www.districtoftaylor.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/districtoftaylor/?v=wall&ref=search

Local Services:

Fort St John Airport:

Website: yxj.ca

Twitter: @yxjairport

YRB North Peace (highway maintenance)

Website: yrb.ca

Twitter: @yrbnorthpeace

BC Government Channels:

BC Wildfire Service:

Wildfires of note for the region: http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/Fires.asp?Mode=normal&AllFires=0&FC=4

Active wildfires interactive map: http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/dmf-viewer/?siteid=5131184402955244847

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo

Drive BC (highway updates):

website: http://www.drivebc.ca/#mapView&z=7&ll=55.856817%2C-121.179199

twitter: https://twitter.com/DriveBC

Emergency Info BC:

twitter: https://twitter.com/EmergencyInfoBC

Local Media:

Alaska Highway News/Dawson Creek Mirror

Twitter accounts: @ahnewspaper, @dcmirror, @mpreprost, @jonnywakefield, @mike_carter05, @bronwynjscott86, @aleishahendry, @rightbrainnic

CBC British Columbia

Twitter accounts: @cbcnewsbc, @daybreaknorth, @wilfundal@betsytrumpener, @akurjata

Energetic City

Twitter accounts: @energeticcity, @montana_rc


Twitter: @cjdctv

Social Media:

Twitter hashtags:

#yxj (Fort St John airport code)



WTF Fort St John (facebook group currently dedicated to sharing fire information, unverified): https://www.facebook.com/groups/wtf.fort.st.john/