At the beginning of July 2017, wildfires began to break out in select areas of BC. In a matter of days, the amount of fires quickly spread from a couple to a couple dozen, to a couple hundred. As of July 10th, there are currently over 200 active wildfires burning throughout the province of BC and more than 14,000 people have been forced to evacuate from their homes some leaving their beloved pets and livestock behind. Some folks are having a hard time locating their families and are watching helplessly as their communities burn.

 

BC has reached a state of emergency and BRMB wants to do all that we can to help.

 

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Together we can make a difference to help our fellow Canadians get back home, work to rebuild what they have lost and help BC stay beautiful!

 

For the month of July, BRMB is donating $1 from every BC product purchased by our direct consumers and retail partners. All funds raised will go to the Canadian Red Cross British Columbia Fires Appeal. That means a $1 from every GPS map, mapbook, Avenza downloadable PDF map, waterproof map or TOPO will go straight towards helping those affected by the forest fires in BC.

 

Together we can make a difference. If you see a wild fire break out, report it immediately to the BC Wildfire Service staff at the Provincial Forest Fire Reporting Centre by calling 1-800-663-5555 or dial *5555 on your mobile phone.

 

 

You can follow this link for an interactive map of all active wildfires in BC and stay up to date with all current conditions across the province on the BC Wildfire Status Website here.

 

OR text "FIRES" to 45678