Max Winkelman

The remains of a home owned by Pauline Weigelt in the 108 Mile Ranch. Used with permission of the owner. Al Richmond photo.

CRD announces 41 homes lost to date in the Cariboo

Number likely to rise

The remains of a home owned by Pauline Weigelt in the 108 Mile Ranch. Used with permission of the owner. Al Richmond photo.
UNDER EVACUATION: Sleeping in cars and tents

UNDER EVACUATION: Sleeping in cars and tents

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

UNDER EVACUATION: Sleeping in cars and tents
Chelsea Anderson photo

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

Chelsea Anderson photo
Jeni Arbott (left), Stacey Hurford and Vienna Mracovcic owner and employees at Play Grounds Coffeehouse have been “treating evacuees to lunch.” Max Winkelman photo.

Prince George people and businesses welcome evacuees with open arms

Locals have personal experience with fire

Jeni Arbott (left), Stacey Hurford and Vienna Mracovcic owner and employees at Play Grounds Coffeehouse have been “treating evacuees to lunch.” Max Winkelman photo.
Watson Lake (pictured) is one of the lakes that’s restricted to the public effective immediately. Tara Sprickerhoff photo.

Restricted access on four Cariboo lakes

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

Watson Lake (pictured) is one of the lakes that’s restricted to the public effective immediately. Tara Sprickerhoff photo.
The Gustafsen smoke plume as seen on the first day of the fire. Pauline Weigelt photo.

Current situation “unprecedented”

“We were just overwhelmed”

The Gustafsen smoke plume as seen on the first day of the fire. Pauline Weigelt photo.
Seven days is a “Disneyland suggestion” for returning home

Seven days is a “Disneyland suggestion” for returning home

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

Seven days is a “Disneyland suggestion” for returning home
A view of one of the 100 Mile House mills taken today (July 10). According to Fire Information Officer Heather Rice, the mills are still intact. Casey Lang photo.

July 10: 100 Mile House mills still intact

Increase in night shift to make sure fire holds

A view of one of the 100 Mile House mills taken today (July 10). According to Fire Information Officer Heather Rice, the mills are still intact. Casey Lang photo.
The view from the driveway. The only thing that appears to remain is the 1st Stop Auto sign. Submitted photos

Family home burned to the ground

“It looked like a war zone there”

The view from the driveway. The only thing that appears to remain is the 1st Stop Auto sign. Submitted photos
New evacuation alert for area east of Highway 97, north of 100 Mile House

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

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

New evacuation alert for area east of Highway 97, north of 100 Mile House
A helicopter flying into smoke of the Gustafsen fire. Max Winkelman photo.

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.

A helicopter flying into smoke of the Gustafsen fire. Max Winkelman photo.
According to the Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre’s Facebook page, all properties in the 108 Mile and 105 Mile areas west of Highway 97 and all properties in the vicinity of Lilypad Lake that were not included in previous orders are now under alert. More information to follow.

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

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

According to the Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre’s Facebook page, all properties in the 108 Mile and 105 Mile areas west of Highway 97 and all properties in the vicinity of Lilypad Lake that were not included in previous orders are now under alert. More information to follow.
Heading into the night, the fire visible from 100 Mile House is estimated to be around 500 hectares. Max Winkelman photo.

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

Heading into the night, the fire visible from 100 Mile House is estimated to be around 500 hectares. Max Winkelman photo.
UPDATE: Fire now estimated to be 1,500 hectares

UPDATE: Fire now estimated to be 1,500 hectares

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

UPDATE: Fire now estimated to be 1,500 hectares
Forest fire under control

Forest fire under control

Fire started yesterday 20 km south-west of Lac la Hache

Forest fire under control
Over 2,500 Lightning strikes on June 8

Over 2,500 Lightning strikes on June 8

Storm is followed by Lightning Safety Week

Over 2,500 Lightning strikes on June 8