Wildfires: How to Help

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It breaks our hearts to hear about the wildfires affecting so many people, and as animal lovers, we can’t imagine how tough it might be to find help with your pets and farm animals.


We`ve compiled a list of resources to assist those affected - both human and critter alike.





In addition to an emergency kit, there a few things you can do to prepare your home and family in the event of a wildfire.


Emergency Preparedness Guide

Before a Wildfire

Preparing for Possible Evacuation

During a Wildfire


Local Wildfire Resources

If you’re in a high-risk community, here are some government resources to point you in the right direction:


Reporting a Wildfire

Current Wildfire Status

Ontario Wildfire Map


British Columbia

Reporting a Wildfire

Current Wildfire Status

BC Wildfire Map



Reporting a Wildfire

Current Wildfire Status


How to help during the Wildfires


Canadian Red Cross BC Fires Appeal

Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal


Donate $10 to the Canadian Red Cross by texting FIRES to 45678.


If you’re able to help temporarily house farm animals or if you have transport for livestock, post in the BC & Alberta Emergency Livestock Animal Evacuation Group.


Donate to Horse Council BC’s Animal Disaster Relief Fund to support displaced horses, livestock and pets




Stay Safe

There are many resources available on the internet and I hope I’ve helped you get started. The most important thing is to stay safe and take care of each other.


Need Assistance?

If you have been displaced by the wildfire activity and need assistance with your account please feel free to contact us via the following link: Contact Us.


Have other tips? Leave them below and we’ll update the list.

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For those sensitive to smoke, check out this link that forecasts where the smoke is going.  http://firesmoke.ca/


Remember, wildfires happen in the USA as well.  This site shows cross border smoke.


TELUS is waiving data overage for all mobility customers in the affected areas.




Additional information regarding TELUS services during the  from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo web site covering:

  • If you have Telus mobility service
  • If you have Telus home services
  • Actions to take as you are returning to your home
  • Service options for you if you are unable to return to your home