A state of emergency has been declared in British Columbia in Canada as wildfires rip through forested areas, threatening nearby towns. Thousands of local residents and tourists have been told to evacuate and the state of emergency will stay in place for 14 days as of Wednesday 15th August 2018.
There are currently 566 fires burning in British Columbia with hot and dry weather conditions hampering efforts to get the fires under control. Several provincial parks are closed and campsite restrictions are in place across British Columbia.
Please listen to all official directives and warnings. Failure to comply with directives from government authorities means you won't be covered by travel insurance.
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