bc wildfires

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
(Black Press files)

Hikers fined for campfire in Cariboo

BC Wildfire was called in to rescue the pair

(Black Press files)
The Elephant Hill wildfire continues to behave aggressively, forcing an evacuation order northeast of Clinton on July 25.                                Barbara Roden

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.

The Elephant Hill wildfire continues to behave aggressively, forcing an evacuation order northeast of Clinton on July 25.                                Barbara Roden
Peninsula Co-op is one of the major Vancouver Island Co-ops to donate to the Canadian Red Cross’ BC Wildfire Appeal. (Morgan Cross photo)

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
Peninsula Co-op is one of the major Vancouver Island Co-ops to donate to the Canadian Red Cross’ BC Wildfire Appeal. (Morgan Cross photo)
Greater Victoria Hansi Bhagwanani (centre), alongside Octavia Jones-Elliott (left), and Dave Burns are one of many volunteers with the Red Cross, who have been deployed to B.C.’s Interior to help wildfire evacuees. Contributed photo

Greater Victoria woman helping wildfire evacuees

Hansi Bhagwanani helping to distribute financial aid

Greater Victoria Hansi Bhagwanani (centre), alongside Octavia Jones-Elliott (left), and Dave Burns are one of many volunteers with the Red Cross, who have been deployed to B.C.’s Interior to help wildfire evacuees. Contributed photo
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)
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)
Forests Minister Doug Donaldson and Premier John Horgan speak after their first cabinet meeting in Victoria July 19. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

VIDEO: Wildfire emergency extended two more weeks

Another $600 available for long-term evacuees, Premier John Horgan says

Forests Minister Doug Donaldson and Premier John Horgan speak after their first cabinet meeting in Victoria July 19. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Raylene and Bryan Poffenroth of Beacher Ranch work to save their home as the Hanceville-Riske Creek fire moves toward them Sunday night. Raylene Poffenroth photo

Riske Creek ranchers go it alone in fight against dangerous wildfire

Hanceville-Riske Creek fire crests ridge at Farwell Canyon Road

Raylene and Bryan Poffenroth of Beacher Ranch work to save their home as the Hanceville-Riske Creek fire moves toward them Sunday night. Raylene Poffenroth photo
SPCA helps animals behind evacuation lines

SPCA helps animals behind evacuation lines

The agency will feed pets left behind

  • Jul 18, 2017
SPCA helps animals behind evacuation lines
(BC Wildfire)

327,000 hectares burned across B.C.

$98 million spent on fighting wildfires so far

(BC Wildfire)
Lexy Fowlie and Chelsea Wallach of Prince George are coordinating the care of hundreds of evacuated livestock.

UNDER EVACUATION: Livestock safe, well cared for by volunteers

In Prince George, volunteers are walking, feeding and cleaning up after about 250 evacuated animals

Lexy Fowlie and Chelsea Wallach of Prince George are coordinating the care of hundreds of evacuated livestock.
White Lake fire gives city a break, for now

White Lake fire gives city a break, for now

Streets of Williams Lake mostly empty

White Lake fire gives city a break, for now
Firefighter sets a back-burn to contain the Meldrum Creek wildfire complex, spreading east towards Williams Lake, August 2010. (B.C. Forest Service)

Hype doesn’t help forest fire efforts

Andrew Weaver’s climate change claim doesn’t match reality

Firefighter sets a back-burn to contain the Meldrum Creek wildfire complex, spreading east towards Williams Lake, August 2010. (B.C. Forest Service)
Firefighter sets a back-burn to contain the Meldrum Creek wildfire complex, spreading east towards Williams Lake, August 2010. (B.C. Forest Service)

Hype doesn’t help forest fire efforts

Andrew Weaver’s climate change claim doesn’t match reality

Firefighter sets a back-burn to contain the Meldrum Creek wildfire complex, spreading east towards Williams Lake, August 2010. (B.C. Forest Service)
Volunteers help setup an evacuation centre in Cloverdale on Sunday. (Lance Peverly/Peace Arch News)

VIDEO: Emergency reception centres open across B.C.

Wildfire evacuees will receive lodging and food at the centres

Volunteers help setup an evacuation centre in Cloverdale on Sunday. (Lance Peverly/Peace Arch News)
Wildfires strand vacationing family in Ladysmith

Wildfires strand vacationing family in Ladysmith

A Cache Creek family is currently stranded in Ladysmith after wildfires forced…

Wildfires strand vacationing family in Ladysmith