100 Mile House

Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

Firefighters monitor three fires burning near Young Lake

No on the ground resources on site

Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
Wildfire crews drop retardant on a fire near Canim Lake. (Robert Brunet photo - submitted).

Update: Structural protection units assess Canim Lake properties

More resources to be transitioned to Canim Lake wildfire from Deka Lake

Wildfire crews drop retardant on a fire near Canim Lake. (Robert Brunet photo - submitted).
Smoke from a controlled burn at Deka Lake. (Montana Forster photo - submitted).

Deka Lake residents can return home

Cariboo Regional District replaces evacuation order with an alert

Smoke from a controlled burn at Deka Lake. (Montana Forster photo - submitted).
Fire crews from around the province arrived in 100 Mile House over the weekend to lend a hand. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Fire crews from around the province arrived in 100 Mile House over the weekend to lend a hand. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Canim Lake fire grew to 700 hectares overnight Sunday, and has prompted an expanded evacuation alert. (Martina Dopf - 100 Mile Free Press)

UPDATE: Canim Lake fire now listed at 1,100 hectares

BC Wildfire Service said fire continues to grow away from the community

The Canim Lake fire grew to 700 hectares overnight Sunday, and has prompted an expanded evacuation alert. (Martina Dopf - 100 Mile Free Press)
BC Wildfire Service is conducting a controlled burn at the wildfire near Deka Lake. (Montana Forster photo - submitted).

No state of emergency declaration for B.C.

Lorne Doerkson calls on province to make declaration following dozens of wildfires in the region

BC Wildfire Service is conducting a controlled burn at the wildfire near Deka Lake. (Montana Forster photo - submitted).
An evacuation alert has been issued for Si Lake Sunday afternoon.
An evacuation alert has been issued for Si Lake Sunday afternoon.
SMAC is offering short-term respite to evacuees. (Ken Alexander photo).

SMAC offering evacuees short-term respite

People can park their RVs for a short-term stay after leaving their homes.

  • Jul 4, 2021
SMAC is offering short-term respite to evacuees. (Ken Alexander photo).
Smoke from the wildfire at the south end of Canim Lake Sunday, July 4. (Martina Dopf photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

UPDATE: Canim Lake fire grows to 700 hectares

BC Wildfire to continue working on blaze with heavy lift helicopter and air tankers

Smoke from the wildfire at the south end of Canim Lake Sunday, July 4. (Martina Dopf photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
BC Wildfire Service has issued an area restriction order for McKay Creek wildfire (BCSW)

Guards, planned ignitions slated for McKay Creek wildfire

Wildfire saw increased fire behavior and winds Monday night, but no containment lines challenged

BC Wildfire Service has issued an area restriction order for McKay Creek wildfire (BCSW)
Smoke from a backburn at a wildfire near Deka Lake. (Photo submitted).

UPDATE: Firefighters praised for ‘successful’ controlled burn at Deka Lake fire

Fire Chief Al Boyce grateful for volunteer halls, BC Wildfire Service and other B.C. responders

Smoke from a backburn at a wildfire near Deka Lake. (Photo submitted).
The Watch Lake Road remains closed to traffic due to wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo - Black Press Media)

Evacuation orders and alerts: what to know in a wildfire

Cariboo Regional District urges residents to sign up for notification system

The Watch Lake Road remains closed to traffic due to wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo - Black Press Media)
BC Wildfire Services and Forest Grove Volunteer Firefighters inform community volunteers their services are not needed to fight the fire above Wilcox Road. Forest Grove residents were responding to a Facebook post asking for local volunteers to help build a fire break. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

BC Wildfire Service not requesting public aid on Wilcox Fire

Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department asks public to ‘stand down’

BC Wildfire Services and Forest Grove Volunteer Firefighters inform community volunteers their services are not needed to fight the fire above Wilcox Road. Forest Grove residents were responding to a Facebook post asking for local volunteers to help build a fire break. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Liz Jones (right), of Emergency Support Services. The reception area has been moved to Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School gym. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Emergency reception centre moved to Peter Skene Ogden Secondary gym

Those under alert or order advised to register with Emergency Services Support

Liz Jones (right), of Emergency Support Services. The reception area has been moved to Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School gym. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Smoke from a fire southwest of Deka Lake. The fire has grown to 200 hectares in size, as of Friday, July 2. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Evacuation alert issued for Canim Lake area due to wildfires

Alert comes as more fires pop up in the area

Smoke from a fire southwest of Deka Lake. The fire has grown to 200 hectares in size, as of Friday, July 2. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Firefighters assess a fire over Watch Lake Road Wednesday evening. Another fire has been reported further north as of Friday evening. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Wildfires pop up north of Watch Lake and near Canim Lake General Store

BC Wildfire Services is currently constructing a fire guard around the Watch Lake Fire

Firefighters assess a fire over Watch Lake Road Wednesday evening. Another fire has been reported further north as of Friday evening. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Howard Lake campground is closed until further notice due to fires in the area. (Recreation Sites and Trails B.C. photo)

Howard Lake campground closed until further notice

Cariboo Regional District made decision due to fires in the area

Howard Lake campground is closed until further notice due to fires in the area. (Recreation Sites and Trails B.C. photo)
Police asking people to avoid areas that are under evacuation alert or order. (Patrick Davies photo - the 100 Mile Free Press).

Public asked to avoid areas under evacuation order, alert

100 Mile RCMP noticed numerous boats, recreational vessels, at Deka Lake

Police asking people to avoid areas that are under evacuation alert or order. (Patrick Davies photo - the 100 Mile Free Press).
A truckload of goods heading Lillooet to help the Lytton evacuees. (Shanelle Adolph - photo submitted)

South Cariboo residents donate goods, clothing to help Lytton evacuees

Clinton resident takes truckload of items to Lillooet

A truckload of goods heading Lillooet to help the Lytton evacuees. (Shanelle Adolph - photo submitted)
Smoke from a fire southwest of Deka Lake. The fire has grown to 200 hectares in size, as of Friday, July 2. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Firefighters battle 44 wildfires in Cariboo

36 fires in South Cariboo, including 200-ha one near Deka Lake

Smoke from a fire southwest of Deka Lake. The fire has grown to 200 hectares in size, as of Friday, July 2. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)