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Crews work to put out a wildfire on Pender Island on Monday. (Photo courtesy Amanda Harris/@belleamanda)

Crews work overnight to try to put out wildfire on Pender Island

Fire department and B.C. Wildfire Service crews extinguishing fire in ‘extremely difficult terrain’

Crews work to put out a wildfire on Pender Island on Monday. (Photo courtesy Amanda Harris/@belleamanda)
A mountaintop fire in the Green Mountain area southwest of Nanaimo is challenging for crews to access. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)

Crews challenged by mountaintop wildfire west of Nanaimo

Nine-hectare wildfire in Green Mountain area classified as out-of-control

A mountaintop fire in the Green Mountain area southwest of Nanaimo is challenging for crews to access. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
A boat pulling a water skier makes its way past a wildland fire above East Beach Road at Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park on Thursday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Smoke wafting from Washington wildfires potential cause of Victoria haze

There are currently three active wildfires in Washington

A boat pulling a water skier makes its way past a wildland fire above East Beach Road at Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park on Thursday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
A BC Wildfire helicopter prepares for take off. (Joe Lebeau/Hashmark Photography)

BC Wildfire Service to conduct night vision trials for helicopters in South Okanagan

This technology could assist with future firefighting operations

A BC Wildfire helicopter prepares for take off. (Joe Lebeau/Hashmark Photography)
A one-hectare forest fire on the south face of Mount Manuel Quimper in July 2017 was put down by members of Sooke Fire rescue and the B.C. Wildfire Service. (Sooke Fire Rescue)

Sooke Fire Rescue gears up for wildfire season

Residents encouraged to clear area around home of combustible debris as wildfire season begins

  • May 20, 2020
A one-hectare forest fire on the south face of Mount Manuel Quimper in July 2017 was put down by members of Sooke Fire rescue and the B.C. Wildfire Service. (Sooke Fire Rescue)
There will be a Category 2 and 3 fire ban in place as of Monday, April 16 in B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Black Press Media)

B.C. wide burning restrictions come into effect April 16

‘Larger open burns pose an unnecessary risk and could detract from wildfire detection’

There will be a Category 2 and 3 fire ban in place as of Monday, April 16 in B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Black Press Media)
Firefighter lights a back-burn to interrupt the spread of a B.C. forest fire. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

B.C. works to prepare for future wildfire, flood seasons

Stepping up prescribed burns is part of the provincial strategy

Firefighter lights a back-burn to interrupt the spread of a B.C. forest fire. (B.C. Wildfire Service)
(BC Wildfire Service)

$90M spent million fighting B.C. wildfires since April 1

There were 17 new fires started on Sunday

(BC Wildfire Service)