Wildfires

Wildfires burning in urban areas are referred to as interface fires, and can be devastating when they encroach on human settlements and critical infrastructure. Wildfires primarily occur during hot, dry weather when forest fuel sources are particularly susceptible to lightning strikes and human carelessness. Squamish has many forested areas in and around the District, heightening the potential risk posed by an interface fire.

Wildfire safety is a shared responsibility between the fire services agencies, emergency management agencies, provincial and local government, communities, households and individuals.

The District of Squamish recently completed a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The CWPP provides 48 recommendations which will help to guide our community in wildfire mitigation and risk reduction initiatives. Click here to view the plan.

Be FireSmart:

Nearly half of all wildfires in B.C. are caused by people. Being a resilient community rests on our proactive measures to mitigate this destructive hazard. 

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PLEASE CALL 911 TO REPORT ALL FIRES within the District of Squamish. Outside District boundaries, call 1.800.663.5555 or *5555 toll-free on most cell networks.