B.C. wildfires 2017

Claudia Cornwall’s latest book shares stories from the 2017 British Columbia wildfires, including her family’s own experience with their cabin on Sheridan Lake and Cornwall’s interviews with a wide variety of people who experienced the fires, including firefighters, store owners, Indigenous residents and police officers. (Gordon Campbell photo)

New book shares many Cariboo-Chilcotin stories from 2017 wildfires

Author Claudia Cornwall did more than 50 hours of interviews with a wide range of people

 

A wildfire is seen from a Canadian Forces Chinook helicopter as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau views areas affected by wildfire near Williams Lake, B.C., on Monday July 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Smoke from 2017 B.C. wildfires helps research on potential impact of nuclear war

The smoke formed the largest cloud of its kind ever observed, says a study published in Science

 

Gary Ellis sets up irrigation to protect his property from wildfire at 150 Mile House. (Troy Weil photo)

B.C. farmers impacted by wildfires to receive $20-million boost

1,207 wildfires have burned across B.C. this year in the Cariboo, Kamloops and southeast region

Gary Ellis sets up irrigation to protect his property from wildfire at 150 Mile House. (Troy Weil photo)
UPDATED: Peachland wildfire now at 100 hectares

UPDATED: Peachland wildfire now at 100 hectares

The Finlay Creek wildfire southwest of Peachland and Kelowna, is burning rapidly

UPDATED: Peachland wildfire now at 100 hectares
A wildfire has forced an Evacuation Order in the Moyie/Munroe Lake areas.

BREAKING: Evacuation order expanded for Moyie, Munroe Lake area

Two wildfires currently threatening areas in the East Kootenays

A wildfire has forced an Evacuation Order in the Moyie/Munroe Lake areas.
A man was fined $1,150 after he left a campfire burning at a north Okanagan recreation site. (@_BCCOS/Twitter)                                A man was fined $1,150 after he left a campfire burning at a north Okanagan recreation site. (@_BCCOS/Twitter)

B.C. man fined for going to sleep with campfire burning

Conservation officers say they’re frustrated amidst the worst wildfire season on record

A man was fined $1,150 after he left a campfire burning at a north Okanagan recreation site. (@_BCCOS/Twitter)                                A man was fined $1,150 after he left a campfire burning at a north Okanagan recreation site. (@_BCCOS/Twitter)
A burnt out car following wildfires in 150 Mile. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

Wildfires cost ICBC $500,000

Auto insurer has received 124 claims since the season began

A burnt out car following wildfires in 150 Mile. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
(BC Wildfire Service)

Wind fans B.C. fires, but growth of two largest blazes is limited

Kevin Skrepnek says that despite the rain, it wasn’t much, and 14 new fires were sparked since Friday

(BC Wildfire Service)
VIDEO: BC Wildfire Service warns about aggressive fires

VIDEO: BC Wildfire Service warns about aggressive fires

Footage captures a Cariboo wildfire

VIDEO: BC Wildfire Service warns about aggressive fires
Hanceville fire. (BC Wildfire Service)

B.C. hits 1,003 wildfires in 2017

$285.2 million has been spent fighting fires so far

Hanceville fire. (BC Wildfire Service)
Corporal Mike Watt stacks gear aboard a CC-130J Hercules that will transport the members of the Ministry of Forests Firebirds Unit Crew to Williams Lake in support of Operation LENTUS 17-04, July 31. (Photo: MS Roxanne Wood)

More Canadian Armed Forces on way to help fight wildfires in B.C.

The request was made for an additional 300 members to assist, bringing the total to 650.

Corporal Mike Watt stacks gear aboard a CC-130J Hercules that will transport the members of the Ministry of Forests Firebirds Unit Crew to Williams Lake in support of Operation LENTUS 17-04, July 31. (Photo: MS Roxanne Wood)
Firefighting training instructor Kelly Hatfull, left, and Chilliwack Fire Capt. Trevor Kirkpatrick talk to Canadian military reservists, who are training before being deployed to fight wildfires in B.C. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Canadian military personnel learn to fight fires in Chilliwack

Reservists learn to keep safe on the fire line before heading to the Interior

Firefighting training instructor Kelly Hatfull, left, and Chilliwack Fire Capt. Trevor Kirkpatrick talk to Canadian military reservists, who are training before being deployed to fight wildfires in B.C. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
Ten year old Kayden, flanked by eight-year-old twins Alora and Lily, show their appreciation for the Priestley family who housed the wildfire evacuees during their time in Ucluelet. (Photo - Delberta Dufresne)

B.C. Wildfire evacuees thank Ucluelet

“We appreciate them opening up their hearts and everything to us.”

Ten year old Kayden, flanked by eight-year-old twins Alora and Lily, show their appreciation for the Priestley family who housed the wildfire evacuees during their time in Ucluelet. (Photo - Delberta Dufresne)
Surrey firefighter Geoff McIntyre, middle, Assistant fire chief Chris Keon, right, talk to Williams Lake resident Woody Winkelmann about their firefighting efforts. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

Wildfire evacuee was ‘treated like royalty’

Woody Winkelmann just wants to say thank you

Surrey firefighter Geoff McIntyre, middle, Assistant fire chief Chris Keon, right, talk to Williams Lake resident Woody Winkelmann about their firefighting efforts. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
The instant, temporary city of Shambhala in 2016. Photo: Bryce Duffy

Organizers preparing for worst as wildfire burns near Shambhala Music Festival

Evacuating 15,000 festival attendees would be easier than evacuating a town: public safety director

The instant, temporary city of Shambhala in 2016. Photo: Bryce Duffy
(Black Press files)

Anticipated rain a ‘wildcard’ for B.C.’s wildfires

Fire officials unsure how rain will affect the 126 fires in the southern Interior until it arrives

(Black Press files)
5 photos of the B.C. wildfire smoke then-and-now

5 photos of the B.C. wildfire smoke then-and-now

Photographers in Princeton match up historical and current photos to demonstrate the level of smoke

5 photos of the B.C. wildfire smoke then-and-now
(BC Wildfire Service)

Thefts of firefighting equipment hinder efforts against B.C. wildfires

RCMP investigating Harrop-Proctor fire equipment theft, and others in Cariboo region

(BC Wildfire Service)
(BC Wildfire Service)

No end in sight for B.C. wildfires, one month since state of emergency declared

Wildfire conditions remained ‘static’ during the long weekend but fires still a concern through August

(BC Wildfire Service)