Monday • September 19, 2022
Clear sky. No wildfires.
Campfires are allowed. Local water restrictions have been lifted.
See the below links for weather, fire map, smoke tracker, road reports and more details related to BC wildfires.
To report a fire or smoke plume, call *5555 or 1-800-663-5555
Campfires are allowed again as of noon on September 2nd for the south-east fire region (Fernie is part of the South East Fire Centre region).
Fernie has an air quality station located in Sparwood (10km away) readings can found on IQAir. A Purple Air Monitor was set up in Fernie in summer 2022. Real-time air quality readings can be seen on the 'Purple Air'.
Local radio stations list:
The previous five summers saw no forest wildfire activity in our area. In 2017 and 2018 Fernie experienced periodic smokey skies, primarily between early August and early September, but no wildfires in close proximity.
In BC, local community and regional governments lead the initial response to emergencies in communities.
Wildfire Preparedness - What To Do. In BC, local community and regional governments lead the initial response to emergencies in communities.