bc wildfires

The view from Hope’s downtown was obscured by wildfire smoke from B.C.’s interior. (X. Y. Zeng/Hope Standard)

Wildfire smoke clouds Lower Mainland

Air quality advisory issued for Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley

  • Jul 31, 2017
The view from Hope’s downtown was obscured by wildfire smoke from B.C.’s interior. (X. Y. Zeng/Hope Standard)
Wildfire evacuee registration at Cloverdale centre in ‘steady decline’

Wildfire evacuee registration at Cloverdale centre in ‘steady decline’

Just over 2,700 now registered, while one RV remains on site

Wildfire evacuee registration at Cloverdale centre in ‘steady decline’
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)
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
BREAKING: Evacuation order issued for village of Clinton

BREAKING: Evacuation order issued for village of Clinton

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

BREAKING: Evacuation order issued for village of Clinton
B.C. Vintage Truck Museum gives a truck full of clothes to wildfire evacuees

B.C. Vintage Truck Museum gives a truck full of clothes to wildfire evacuees

‘It’s all about being a good neighbour’: museum supports nearby Cloverdale evacuation centre

B.C. Vintage Truck Museum gives a truck full of clothes to wildfire evacuees
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
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)
Volunteers help setup an evacuation centre in Cloverdale on Sunday. (Lance Peverley/Peace Arch News)

Wildfire evacuee numbers rise to 2,400 at Cloverdale evacuation centre

No use of overnight cots so far, but 13 RVs now set up on site

Volunteers help setup an evacuation centre in Cloverdale on Sunday. (Lance Peverley/Peace Arch News)
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