To Report a Wildfire *5555 on your cell phone or 1-800-663-5555

On average there are more than 1,600 wildfires in British Columbia every year. Sometimes they burn in areas away from houses or infrastructure, with ecological benefits to the landscape. Other times, they threaten homes, businesses and vital infrastructure. The probability of damaging wildfires has increased in recent years, due in part to the effects of climate change.

Staying connected and being informed during a wildfire is imperative. Stay safe, know the updated evacuation information -  sign up for City of Nelson Emergency Notifications.

Nelson is an area at risk of wildfire, it’s important that you take time to get prepared. Understand what to do before, during and after a wildfire on PrepareBC’s page for ideas on how to prepare for before during and after a wildfire.

Ways to Prepare for a wildfire: 

Contact Us

  1. Emergency 9-1-1

    Nelson Fire & Rescue Services

    919 Ward Street
    Nelson, BC V1L 5S4

    Non-Emergency: 250-352-3103

    Other Important Contacts: 


    820 Nelson Avenue
    Nelson, BC V1L 5S4

    Non-Emergency: 250-352-2112

    Nelson Police Department

    606 Stanely Street
    Nelson, BC V1L 5S4

    Non-Emergency: 250-354-3919

    Nelson Hydro

    80 Lakeside Drive
    Nelson, BC V1L 5S

    Phone: 877-324-9376 (877-32-HYDRO)

    Kootenay Lake Hospital

    3 View Street
    Nelson, BC V1L 5S4

    Phone: 250-352-3111
    Toll Free: 1-866-352-3111

    City Staff Directory