Cariboo Regional District

Environment Canada has issued a smoky skies bulletin for the 100 Mile area Aug. 1 (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Wildfire crews bracing for ‘erratic’ winds as storm cell moves through

Cooler temperatures, precipitation helped dampen fires but not enough for lasting impact

 

Instructor Roy Bernhardt shows Jono Hessler how to operate the pump for hose training. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

High demand for basic firefighter training in 100 Mile House

Waitlist for course offered by Horton Ventures

 

The Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department has been aiding BC Wildfire on the Flat Lake fire. (WLNGL photo -submitted).

On patrol: Local firefighters support BCWS

Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department helps to fight Flat Lake fire

The Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department has been aiding BC Wildfire on the Flat Lake fire. (WLNGL photo -submitted).
Hand ignitions taking place on Big Stake wildfire. (BCWS photo)

Firefighters continue to battle 37 wildfires in Cariboo

Latest update for Cariboo Fire Centre

Hand ignitions taking place on Big Stake wildfire. (BCWS photo)
Firefighters battle the Flat Lake wildfire. (Warren Lowe photo - submitted).

Wildfire crews bracing for more ‘challenging’ conditions as temperature rise

Higher temperatures likely mean increased fire behaviour

Firefighters battle the Flat Lake wildfire. (Warren Lowe photo - submitted).
The evacuation order for the Big Stick Lake area has been rescinded and downgraded to an alert. (Cariboo Regional District image)

Evacuation order replaced by alert for Big Stick Lake fire in the Chilcotin

An evacuation alert for Anahim Lake area was rescinded Monday

The evacuation order for the Big Stick Lake area has been rescinded and downgraded to an alert. (Cariboo Regional District image)
The CRD has downgraded an evacuation order affecting 482 parcels in the Canim Lake South to Mahood Lake area to an alert Saturday, July 24.

Evacuation order in Canim Lake South -Mahood Lake downgraded to alert

CRD rescinds order for 482 parcels in the area

The CRD has downgraded an evacuation order affecting 482 parcels in the Canim Lake South to Mahood Lake area to an alert Saturday, July 24.
The CRD has rescinded a portion of its evacuation order for Flat Lake to Green Lake North, replacing it with an alert instead.

CRD rescinds portion of evacuation order for Flat Lake to Green Lake North

Order downgraded to alert for 664 parcels, covering 17,686 hectares

The CRD has rescinded a portion of its evacuation order for Flat Lake to Green Lake North, replacing it with an alert instead.
The Young Lake wildfire has grown to 2,631 hectares in size Tuesday. (BC Wildfire Service).

UPDATE: Aerial ignitions called off at Young Lake fire: BCWS

Wildfire southeast of 70 Mile now listed at 4,000 hectares

The Young Lake wildfire has grown to 2,631 hectares in size Tuesday. (BC Wildfire Service).
Firefighters battle the Flat Lake wildfire. (Warren Lowe photo - submitted).

‘Moderate’ fire activity for Flat Lake Friday

Latest community bulletin from BC Wildfire Service includes Flat Lake, Canim Lake

Firefighters battle the Flat Lake wildfire. (Warren Lowe photo - submitted).
Marian Marinescu, left, and Stuart Spencer, of FP innovations with one of three chippers used in a trial at the UBC Research Forest property on Fox Mountain.

Wood chipper trials underway at UBC Alex Fraser Research Forest

FP Innovations has been working with three different models

Marian Marinescu, left, and Stuart Spencer, of FP innovations with one of three chippers used in a trial at the UBC Research Forest property on Fox Mountain.
A Structural Protection Unit is in Canim Lake to assess the number of structures that may be at risk from the wildfire. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).

Cariboo Fire Centre update: 43 fires still burning

Fire danger ranging in Chilcotin, Central, and 100 Mile Zones remain high to extreme

  • Jul 23, 2021
A Structural Protection Unit is in Canim Lake to assess the number of structures that may be at risk from the wildfire. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).
The Flat Lake fire is highly visible from Highway 97 at 70 Mile House. (Scott Nelson photo)
The Flat Lake fire is highly visible from Highway 97 at 70 Mile House. (Scott Nelson photo)
A structure protection unit from the Williams Lake Fire Department has been deployed to assist the BC Wildfire Service at the Young Lake wildfire. (Photo submitted)
A structure protection unit from the Williams Lake Fire Department has been deployed to assist the BC Wildfire Service at the Young Lake wildfire. (Photo submitted)
A firefighting helicopter passes over Barkerville Historic Town and Park near Wells on Saturday, July 10. Fires are still burning inside the Bowron Lake Provincial Park. (Rebecca Dyok Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Purdy Lake wildfire west of Quesnel no longer growing: BCWS

Heavy rain appears to have slowed down the largest wildfire burning in the Quesnel Fire Zone

A firefighting helicopter passes over Barkerville Historic Town and Park near Wells on Saturday, July 10. Fires are still burning inside the Bowron Lake Provincial Park. (Rebecca Dyok Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Firefighters battle the Flat Lake wildfire. (Warren Lowe photo - submitted).

Flat Lake fire grows due to significant wind: BCWS

Latest update from Northeast Fire Complex in 100 Mile House

  • Jul 22, 2021
Firefighters battle the Flat Lake wildfire. (Warren Lowe photo - submitted).
Over 100 properties are under an evacuation order due to the Young Lake wildfire. (Submitted photo)

Update: Aerial ignition planned for northwest flank of Young Lake fire if conditions allow

BC Wildfire said it wants to take advantage of cooler temperates and low fire activity

Over 100 properties are under an evacuation order due to the Young Lake wildfire. (Submitted photo)
Highway 97 is closed in both directions July 22 due to the Flat Lake wildfire. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Highway 97 closed in both directions from Big Bar Road to 94 Mile: DriveBC

Detour available via Highway 24 at Little Fort

Highway 97 is closed in both directions July 22 due to the Flat Lake wildfire. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Xeni Gwet’in First Nation community members Jim Lulua Sr., from left, Dinah Lulua, Delia William and Ubill Lulua (right) with Jim Dooley, Arctic Arrow Power foreman. (Shannon Woods photo)
Xeni Gwet’in First Nation community members Jim Lulua Sr., from left, Dinah Lulua, Delia William and Ubill Lulua (right) with Jim Dooley, Arctic Arrow Power foreman. (Shannon Woods photo)