bc wildfires

B.C. forest firefighters head into an area south of Lytton to perform a back-burn, June 17, 2021. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

B.C. declares state of emergency over wildfire season, preparing for potential ‘mass evacuation’

High winds forecast for Interior and across southern regions

 

A wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Wildfire smoke to affect much of B.C. until fall: meteorologist

A special air quality statement warns of the smoke stretching from the Interior of B.C. to Yukon and the Alberta boundary

 

Deka Lake and District Volunteer Fire Department. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Returning Deka Lake residents give firefighters standing ovation

Chief credits community with providing support

 

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)
A rail bridge spans the Fraser River as a wildfire burns in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

First Nations leader pledges action after rail service resumes by Lytton

Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council wants pause, fire disrupted movement of goods across Western Canada

A rail bridge spans the Fraser River as a wildfire burns in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Evacuations slow as B.C. welcomes out-of-province firefighters to help

Extra support helps boost morale, allows firefighters to take much-needed breaks for their health

A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A helicopter pilot prepares to drop water on a wildfire burning in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

UPDATE: Thunderstorms adding to fire danger in B.C.’s Interior

Conditions are favourable for very strong winds, large hail and heavy rain in at least eight regions

A helicopter pilot prepares to drop water on a wildfire burning in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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).
RCMP officers man a roadblock on the Trans-Canada Highway as wildfire burns in Lytton, B.C., Friday, July 2, 2021. The BC Wildfire Service says there has been minimal growth in fire that destroyed much of the village of Lytton, B.C., in the past day .THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

RCMP working to identify cause of Lytton, B.C., fire as two deaths confirmed

No open missing persons, anyone with unaccounted family members or friends should reach out to RCMP

RCMP officers man a roadblock on the Trans-Canada Highway as wildfire burns in Lytton, B.C., Friday, July 2, 2021. The BC Wildfire Service says there has been minimal growth in fire that destroyed much of the village of Lytton, B.C., in the past day .THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An evacuation alert has been issued for Si Lake Sunday afternoon.
An evacuation alert has been issued for Si Lake Sunday afternoon.
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 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).
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)
The Merry Creek Wildfire is burning near Castlegar. Photo: Rob Voykin

Castlegar wildfire burns 15 hectares but no structures

Evacuation orders remain in place

The Merry Creek Wildfire is burning near Castlegar. Photo: Rob Voykin
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)
Amy Tinson and her daughter Kendall, 4, left their horses at the site run by the 100 Mile and District Outriders, after being told they may have to leave their Lone Butte home because of wildfires. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Horses find temporary home as wildfires loom

Amy Tinson drops her horses at 100 Mile Agriplex after being told to be prepared to leave Lone Butte

Amy Tinson and her daughter Kendall, 4, left their horses at the site run by the 100 Mile and District Outriders, after being told they may have to leave their Lone Butte home because of wildfires. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Kasey Johnny, pictured here in Boothroyd on July 1, 2021, has many friends and family in Lytton she said she hadn’t heard from after the devastating fire that destroyed much of the town on June 30, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘I’m leaving all this behind’: Lytton resident recounts escaping home amid wildfire

Fraser Canyon residents share stories of scrambling to get away with no word on family and friends

Kasey Johnny, pictured here in Boothroyd on July 1, 2021, has many friends and family in Lytton she said she hadn’t heard from after the devastating fire that destroyed much of the town on June 30, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)