Melissa Smalley

Instructor Roy Bernhardt shows Jono Hessler how to operate the pump for hose training. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

High demand for basic firefighter training in 100 Mile House

Waitlist for course offered by Horton Ventures

Instructor Roy Bernhardt shows Jono Hessler how to operate the pump for hose training. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The wildfires in BC are impacting West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd’s operations, prompting temporary suspensions of work. (File photo)

West Fraser halting operations temporarily due to wildfires

Suspensions of production will “at times” affect 100 Mile mill: representative

The wildfires in BC are impacting West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd’s operations, prompting temporary suspensions of work. (File photo)
Fire crews from 100 Mile House, Forest Grove and 108 Mile Ranch worked to battle a structure fire in Gateway Thursday afternoon. (100 Mile House Fire Rescue - Submitted photo)

Fire crews battle Gateway mobile home fire

No injuries reported as crews from 100 Mile, Forest Grove and 108 Mile battle blaze

Fire crews from 100 Mile House, Forest Grove and 108 Mile Ranch worked to battle a structure fire in Gateway Thursday afternoon. (100 Mile House Fire Rescue - Submitted photo)
A new evacuation alert for Flat Lake west was issued Thursday afternoon by the Cariboo Regional District.

New alert issued for Flat Lake West

Fifteen parcels placed under evacuation alert by CRD due to nearby Flat Lake fire

A new evacuation alert for Flat Lake west was issued Thursday afternoon by the Cariboo Regional District.
Firefighters battle the Flat Lake wildfire. (Warren Lowe photo - submitted).

Wildfire crews bracing for more ‘challenging’ conditions as temperature rise

Higher temperatures likely mean increased fire behaviour

Firefighters battle the Flat Lake wildfire. (Warren Lowe photo - submitted).
A BC Wildfire Service tanker flying in the South Cariboo skies. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Flat Lake fire now listed at 39,584 hectares

Planned ignitions on fire southwest of 100 Mile ongoing as conditions allow

A BC Wildfire Service tanker flying in the South Cariboo skies. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A Skycrane helicopter works on the Flat Lake fire southwest of 100 Mile House. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)

Planned ignitions at Flat Lake fire called off due to wind

Wildfire listed at 32,194 hectares saw ‘moderate fire behaviour’ Saturday

A Skycrane helicopter works on the Flat Lake fire southwest of 100 Mile House. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)
A BC Wildfire Service tanker flying in the South Cariboo skies. (Patrick Davies file photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

New fire reported northeast of Watch Lake

Blaze discovered July 20 suspected to be lightning caused

A BC Wildfire Service tanker flying in the South Cariboo skies. (Patrick Davies file photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Wildfire crews battle the Flat Lake fire. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Highway 97 reduced to single lane alternating traffic

Flat Lake fire advanced to highway overnight, crews working to secure 83 Mile area

Wildfire crews battle the Flat Lake fire. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)
A helicopter works on the Flat Lake fire, west of Highway 97. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)

Follow the plan and be prepared: officials

Top priority is to keep residents safe

A helicopter works on the Flat Lake fire, west of Highway 97. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)
Crews are monitoring the Flat Lake fire after it jumped a guard in the vicinity of Bishop Lake, near Bishop Meadow Ranch. (Chani Dickson photo- submitted).

Flat Lake fire grows to 15,838 hectares, jumps guard

Crews monitoring Bishop Meadow Ranch Ranch overnight

Crews are monitoring the Flat Lake fire after it jumped a guard in the vicinity of Bishop Lake, near Bishop Meadow Ranch. (Chani Dickson photo- submitted).
The Emergency Support Services centre in 100 Mile House is open at PSO daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Evacuee supports, vouchers available in 100 Mile

MLA Lorne Doerkson clarifies support procedure following ‘misunderstanding’

The Emergency Support Services centre in 100 Mile House is open at PSO daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A new evacuation order for the Bonaparte Plateau was issued by the TNRD Saturday afternoon.

Evacuation order for Bonaparte Plateau

TNRD issues order for properties near Gustafsen and Neilson lakes

A new evacuation order for the Bonaparte Plateau was issued by the TNRD Saturday afternoon.
The fire on the south end of Canim Lake has grown to 2,343 hectares. (Norm Lapointe - Submitted photo)

Canim Lake fire listed at 2,343 hectares

Clearer conditions allow crews to update size estimate on fire of note

The fire on the south end of Canim Lake has grown to 2,343 hectares. (Norm Lapointe - Submitted photo)
Smoke from the Flat Lake fire could be seen from the 70 Mile Store on Saturday afternoon. (Tina McSweyn - Submitted photo)

Structural protection units on site near 70 Mile

More than 1,000 properties on evacuation order due to 14,000-hectare Flat Lake blaze

Smoke from the Flat Lake fire could be seen from the 70 Mile Store on Saturday afternoon. (Tina McSweyn - Submitted photo)
A cluster of properties in Lone Butte were downgraded from evacuation order to alert Thursday evening.

Evacuation order downgraded for cluster of properties around Hwy 24

Hundreds of properties still on evacuation order as Flat Lake fire grows to 10,000 hectares

A cluster of properties in Lone Butte were downgraded from evacuation order to alert Thursday evening.
A fire near Flat Lake grew to 8,725 hectares Wednesday. (Elke Baechmann photo - submitted).

Flat Lake fire grows to 8,725 hectares

More than 1,000 properties evacuated Wednesday, hundreds more on alert

A fire near Flat Lake grew to 8,725 hectares Wednesday. (Elke Baechmann photo - submitted).
The Canim Lake wildfire moved down the hillside overnight Tuesday. (Norm Lapointe photo - Submitted)

UPDATE: Evacuation order issued for South Canim, Mahood Lake area

Local State of Emergency declared for Electoral Area H

The Canim Lake wildfire moved down the hillside overnight Tuesday. (Norm Lapointe photo - Submitted)
Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

Crews battle cluster of fires near Young Lake

Increased activity over past day near 40,266-ha Sparks Lake fire

Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
The Canim Lake wildfire, listed at 1,640 hectares, burns on the hillside above the south end of the lake Sunday. (Norm Lapointe - Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Canim Lake controlled burn successfully completed

Higher overnight temperatures Tuesday could mean increased fire activity

The Canim Lake wildfire, listed at 1,640 hectares, burns on the hillside above the south end of the lake Sunday. (Norm Lapointe - Submitted photo)