There are currently 182 wildfires burning across British Columbia, so smoke may be visible in many areas.
Detecting new fires in this situation can be challenging due to poor visibility.
If you spot a wildfire, or a **distinct column** of smoke, please report it to *5555 (or 1-800-663-5555 on a landline) as soon as possible.
The more information we have, the more effective our response will be.
To see the current smoke forecast for western Canada, check here: http://firesmoke.ca/forecasts/BSC00WC04/current/
For information about air quality, check: http://www.bcairquality.ca/
Those with health concerns should contact their local health authority.