bc wildfires

Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin manager Alex Geris (from left), artifact technician and professional museum conservator Raena Poisson and MCC project assistant Casey Bennett, pose by a Cariboo Strong bench created by resident Bill James during this week’s setup and preparation to launch its new exhibition, Cariboo Strong, on Nov. 6. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Museum exhibit, Cariboo Strong, shares stories, experiences through 2017 wildfires

The exhibition shows how the community banded together during the historic wildfires

 

Steve Dodge prunes lower limbs from a conifer tree in someone’s yard, which helps reduce the chance of fire spreading. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

FireSmart Feature: Steve Dodge and composite decking

Dodge replaced an aging wood deck with one made of composite, fire-resistant materials.

  • Oct 4, 2020

 

FILE – A wildfire broke out near Squamish in 2019. (BC Wildfire Service)

‘We are not immune:’ Forest fire risk is real even in B.C.’s coastal temperate rainforest

‘The ups are getting a little bit higher and the downs aren’t going as low as they usually do’

 

The Talbot Creek wildfire in the Slocan Valley on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service)
The Talbot Creek wildfire in the Slocan Valley on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service)
Fire crews from Merritt rushed to extinguish a fire by the Coquihalla Highway on Aug. 22 (Christian Peters Photo)

Crews battle fire alongside Coquihalla Highway

The fire closed the highway’s northbound lanes near Merritt.

Fire crews from Merritt rushed to extinguish a fire by the Coquihalla Highway on Aug. 22 (Christian Peters Photo)
Smoke can be seen near the Painted Rock Estate Winery. (Douglas Drouin Photography)

“We’ll have to see”: Painted Rock Winery’s future uncertain as Okanagan wildfire rages

Owner John Skinner said they’re taking it day by day

Smoke can be seen near the Painted Rock Estate Winery. (Douglas Drouin Photography)
Chris Clark. Facebook.

UPDATE: Windy forecast could create challenges as Okanagan wildfire grows

More than 300 people remain on an evacuation order in Penticton

Chris Clark. Facebook.
Photos submitted by Les Clarke

UPDATE: 40 personnel on scene overnight of 1,400 hectare Christie Mountain wildfire

More than 300 homes are on an evacuation order about 6 km from Okanagan Falls

Photos submitted by Les Clarke
More than 3,000 homes on alert as wildfire near Penticton grows to 1,000 hectares

More than 3,000 homes on alert as wildfire near Penticton grows to 1,000 hectares

The blaze north of Okanagan Falls has caused the evacuation of 319 homes

More than 3,000 homes on alert as wildfire near Penticton grows to 1,000 hectares
A view of the Elephant Hill wildfire. (BC Wildfire image obtained through FOI)

Wildfire risk reduction projects begin in Williams Lake

Risk reduction activities in the South Lakeside and Fox Mountain neighbourhoods may include:

  • Aug 17, 2020
A view of the Elephant Hill wildfire. (BC Wildfire image obtained through FOI)
A wildfire roughly eight kilometres northeast of Clinton was sparked on Aug. 8, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)

B.C. wildfire crews have battled 111 blazes in the last seven days

Twenty-nine fires remain active, as of Friday (Aug 7)

A wildfire roughly eight kilometres northeast of Clinton was sparked on Aug. 8, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)
Phil McLachlan, Penticton Western News

Penticton homes evacuated due to wildfire northwest of city

Emergency vehicles are at the scene near Sage Mesa, evacuation centre set up in Penticton

Phil McLachlan, Penticton Western News
Arson is likely cause of a string of fires set in Marsh Creek near Fruitvale on Friday night. (Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire and Rescue photo)

Arson suspected in several wildfires lit near Kootenay town

RCMP making progress in arson investigation of Marsh Creek fires

Arson is likely cause of a string of fires set in Marsh Creek near Fruitvale on Friday night. (Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire and Rescue photo)
Smoke from a wildfire north of Clinton, Aug. 5, 2020. BC Wildfire Service is reporting that it is a new fire, not a flare-up of one from Aug. 1. (Photo credit: Megan J. Francis)

New wildfire springs up north of Clinton; lightning suspected as cause

Fire is not a flare-up of blaze that started on Aug. 1 near 51 Mile Creek

Smoke from a wildfire north of Clinton, Aug. 5, 2020. BC Wildfire Service is reporting that it is a new fire, not a flare-up of one from Aug. 1. (Photo credit: Megan J. Francis)
(Black Press Media files)

Alleged impaired driver sparks small wildfire near Lytton after crash: B.C. RCMP

Good Samaritans prevented the blaze from getting out of control

(Black Press Media files)
UPDATE: Wildfire northeast of Clinton put out by BC Wildfire Service

UPDATE: Wildfire northeast of Clinton put out by BC Wildfire Service

Fire at 51 Mile Creek suspected to be lightning-caused

UPDATE: Wildfire northeast of Clinton put out by BC Wildfire Service
Wildfire in pine beetle-attacked forest at Eutsuk Lake in northwest B.C., 2014. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

B.C. tackles wildfire prediction, new strategies to respond

Interior universities team up to gather, model data

Wildfire in pine beetle-attacked forest at Eutsuk Lake in northwest B.C., 2014. (B.C. Wildfire Service)
As temperatures increase the Cariboo Fire Centre is anticipating drier conditions and reminding the public to conduct burning responsibly. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
As temperatures increase the Cariboo Fire Centre is anticipating drier conditions and reminding the public to conduct burning responsibly. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The start of the Elephant Hill wildfire (marked with “X”) in relation to the entrance of the railway tunnel. (BC Wildfire image obtained through FOI)

FOI documents offer closer look at cause of Elephant Hill wildfire

Conditions were right for ignition from a cigarette

The start of the Elephant Hill wildfire (marked with “X”) in relation to the entrance of the railway tunnel. (BC Wildfire image obtained through FOI)
Wildfires this season have so far been successfully contained to a small size due to the actions of response crews and high level of snow melt, freshet and periodic rain (B.C. government photo)
Wildfires this season have so far been successfully contained to a small size due to the actions of response crews and high level of snow melt, freshet and periodic rain (B.C. government photo)