Max Winkelman

Badly burned snowshoe hare survives Elephant Hill fire

The rabbit, named Harrison, suffered burns to 95 per cent of his body. ‘His fur was quite crispy.’

Firefighters from around the province join fight in the South Cariboo

“We’re here to help as much we can.”

New evacuation order south of Highway 24

Highway 24 corridor, including Horse Lake, Deka Lake on alert

Crews keep fire near Chimney Lake small

Possibility of lightning again today

Aug. 13: Elephant Hill fire estimated at 149,914 hectares

Fire got close to Green Lake, reached Young Lake

Fires used to be much more common according to UBC research

Researchers found fire evidence averaging 15-year intervals in research forest but none after 1943

CRD announces 41 homes lost to date in the Cariboo

Number likely to rise

UNDER EVACUATION: Sleeping in cars and tents

“People are being really generous and that’s the difference”

Family home burned to the ground

“It looked like a war zone there”

Area L and H on evacuation alert: Green Lake, Horse Lake, Highway 24 corridor, Mahood Lake

Big Creek evacuation ordered. Gang Ranch area north of Lac la Hache on alert

Prince George people and businesses welcome evacuees with open arms

Locals have personal experience with fire

Restricted access on four Cariboo lakes

Williams Lake, Watson Lake, Lac la Hache and Horse Lake affected

Current situation “unprecedented”

“We were just overwhelmed”

Seven days is a “Disneyland suggestion” for returning home

All evacuees looking at a minimum of seven days before being able to return home.

New evacuation alert for area east of Highway 97, north of 100 Mile House

Forest Grove, Lac la Hache, Canim Lake among effected areas

UPDATE: Fire now estimated to be 1,500 hectares

Evacuation ordered for 103, 108, 105 Mile and the western part of Lac la Hache

Evacuation ordered for residents in 103 Mile, 105 Mile, 108 Mile, Lac la Hache

100 Mile House on evacuation alert. Not evacuated at this time.

UPDATE: 1,800 homes on evacuation alert as wildfire grows

Fire still “out of control,” not sure lines will hold

Tactical evacuation expands for Gustafsen fire near 100 Mile House.

Properties on Abel Lake Rd, Helena Lake Rd, Lilypad Lake Rd and Exeter McKinnley Rd being evacuated