bc wildfires

Bald Mountain fire forced closure of Highway 20 from Williams Lake to Bella Coola. (BC Wildfire Service)

Financial support offered to fire-affected businesses

$1,500 emergency grants also for aboriginal communities, non-profits

Bald Mountain fire forced closure of Highway 20 from Williams Lake to Bella Coola. (BC Wildfire Service)
Forest fire crew packs up at the end of a day’s work. Politicians should not wear this uniform. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

BC VIEWS: Notes from the forest fire zone

Media hype aside, this is not the worst fire season ever

Forest fire crew packs up at the end of a day’s work. Politicians should not wear this uniform. (B.C. Wildfire Service)
B.C’s businesses recover after wildfires

B.C’s businesses recover after wildfires

A Williams Lake business owner says it’s been a hard summer

B.C’s businesses recover after wildfires
Volunteers help setup an evacuation centre in Cloverdale on Sunday. (Lance Peverly/Peace Arch News)

Wildfire evacuee surprised to find Cloverdale centre closed over long weekend

Evacuee arrives at evacuation centre to closed doors, discovers it won’t re-open until Tuesday

Volunteers help setup an evacuation centre in Cloverdale on Sunday. (Lance Peverly/Peace Arch News)
The Wentworth Creek fire. (BC Wildfire Service)

B.C. wildfire crews prepare for scorching August

Smoke is expectected to hit the previously untouched south coast this week

The Wentworth Creek fire. (BC Wildfire Service)
(BC Wildfire Service)

Yukon firefighters help battle B.C. wildfires

Relief arrived for weary fire personnel this weekend

(BC Wildfire Service)
(Lorrie Jane/Facebook)

VIDEO: Kamloops boaters become B.C.’s newest firefighters

A jet engine boat prevented a grass fire from spreading

(Lorrie Jane/Facebook)
Rose Raphael holds up Milo, who evacuated with her out of 70 Mile early in the morning on July 30. Tara Sprickerhoff photo.

Late night knocks on the door in 70 Mile

“It’s amazing how unnerving it is. You feel powerless.”

Rose Raphael holds up Milo, who evacuated with her out of 70 Mile early in the morning on July 30. Tara Sprickerhoff photo.
Justin Trudeau holds up a new snowboard given to him by Revelstoke’s Trapper Snowboards. ~ Photo by Alex Cooper, Revelstoke Review

Justin Trudeau to visit Williams Lake

Trudeau continues his tour of B.C.’s wildfire-ravaged communities

Justin Trudeau holds up a new snowboard given to him by Revelstoke’s Trapper Snowboards. ~ Photo by Alex Cooper, Revelstoke Review
An area to the north of Green Lake has been placed on evacuation alert.                                An area to the north of Green Lake has been placed on evacuation alert.

Update: North Green Lake placed on evacuation alert

Most South Cariboo evacuation alerts lifted

An area to the north of Green Lake has been placed on evacuation alert.                                An area to the north of Green Lake has been placed on evacuation alert.
Wildfire evacuees told to double-check evacuation orders before driving home

Wildfire evacuees told to double-check evacuation orders before driving home

RCMP say several people have been turned away because orders were not yet lifted for their areas

Wildfire evacuees told to double-check evacuation orders before driving home
A wind warning has been issued for the Cariboo Fire Centre by weather forecasters working for the BC Wildfire Service. (Angie Mindus photo)

Wind warning issued for the Cariboo Fire Centre

BC Wildfire Service weather forecasters predict strong winds

  • Jul 27, 2017
A wind warning has been issued for the Cariboo Fire Centre by weather forecasters working for the BC Wildfire Service. (Angie Mindus photo)
(Black Press files)

Cariboo hikers fined $1,200 for campfire

The pair has to shell out $1,233 for lighting a fire during a ban

(Black Press files)
(Black Press files)

Hikers fined for campfire in Cariboo

BC Wildfire was called in to rescue the pair

(Black Press files)
450 Canadian troops support wildfire fight

450 Canadian troops support wildfire fight

Soldiers are stationed in 100 Mile and Williams Lake

450 Canadian troops support wildfire fight
Gary Ellis sets up irrigation to protect his property from wildfire at 150 Mile House. The BC Cattlemen’s Association is working with the Cariboo Regional District to cut red tape for ranchers staying inside evacuated areas who are protecting their homes and livestock. (Troy Weil photo)

July wildfires have been ‘almost unprecedented’: Skrepnek

377,000 hectares have burned so far

Gary Ellis sets up irrigation to protect his property from wildfire at 150 Mile House. The BC Cattlemen’s Association is working with the Cariboo Regional District to cut red tape for ranchers staying inside evacuated areas who are protecting their homes and livestock. (Troy Weil photo)
Evacuations north east of Clinton

Evacuations north east of Clinton

Village of Clinton remains on alert.

Evacuations north east of Clinton
Lightning causes 32 more fires in B.C.’s southern Interior

Lightning causes 32 more fires in B.C.’s southern Interior

About 316,000 hectares has burned in the Cariboo and Chilcotin regions of the province

Lightning causes 32 more fires in B.C.’s southern Interior
Chinook helicopter heads to B.C. Interior fire zone carrying fire vehicle from CFB Comox. (MCpl Gabrielle DesRochers, Canadian Forces Combat Camera)

Soldiers from Edmonton head for fire zone

225 army members, vehicles on way to Williams Lake

Chinook helicopter heads to B.C. Interior fire zone carrying fire vehicle from CFB Comox. (MCpl Gabrielle DesRochers, Canadian Forces Combat Camera)
Frefighter lights a backburn during operations in the Southern Interior. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

Wildfire threat eases, light rain expected Thursday

Only four new starts Tuesday as B.C. Interior battle continues

Frefighter lights a backburn during operations in the Southern Interior. (B.C. Wildfire Service)