bc wildfires

2017 now worst wildfire season in B.C.

Total area burned approaching 9,000 square km across the province

B.C. Wildfire season approaching 2009 record

Estimated 8,450 square kilometres burned this season

Financial support offered to fire-affected businesses

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

BC VIEWS: Notes from the forest fire zone

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

B.C’s businesses recover after wildfires

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

Accused wildfire looter appears in court

Shane Brady is charged in connection with $65,000 in equipment stolen near Williams Lake

Canadian Armed Forces rotate soldiers in Williams Lake

Soldiers have assisted since July 21 in response to a federal request from the RCMP

  • Aug 6, 2017

B.C. wildfire crews prepare for scorching August

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

Yukon firefighters help battle B.C. wildfires

Relief arrived for weary fire personnel this weekend

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

A jet engine boat prevented a grass fire from spreading

Justin Trudeau to visit Williams Lake

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

BREAKING: Evacuation order issued for village of Clinton

Wind has whipped the Elephant Hill wildfire across the Bonaparte River.

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

Hikers fined for campfire in Cariboo

BC Wildfire was called in to rescue the pair

VIDEO: Wind and warm, dry weather increase Elephant Hill wildfire

Crews may start conducting controlled burns as early as today to try to contain the fire.

BC Fires Appeal receives $51K from Vancouver Island Co-ops and Federated Co-operative

The Canadian Red Cross will redistribute the donation to evacuated and recovering communities

  • Jul 26, 2017

Greater Victoria woman helping wildfire evacuees

Hansi Bhagwanani helping to distribute financial aid

450 Canadian troops support wildfire fight

Soldiers are stationed in 100 Mile and Williams Lake

July wildfires have been ‘almost unprecedented’: Skrepnek

377,000 hectares have burned so far

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