Forest Fires
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This site has been updated and the resources below may not be the most current. Please see the updated Emergency Information site.

Before​ ​During ​After

Prepared for the potential health effects of a forest fire.




Forest fires can introduce contaminants into the air you breathe and disturb drinking water, along with disrupting daily life.

Air Quality:

Water Quality:

Staying Safe:

​Forest fire aftermath (especially if you have been evacuated) can bring concerns about your water, food, and septic system.


Water Quality:

Septic Systems:

Fire Retardants:

Returning to your Home:





As a step towards reconciliation, Interior Health acknowledges the land that we live, work, and play on as the traditional territories of the Dakelh Dene, Ktunaxa, Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, St’at’imc, Syilx and Tsilhqot’in peoples. It is with humility that we continue to strengthen our relationships with the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples of the interior.
MoH     PCQO