Lytton

Lytton in the 1950s, provenance unknown.

A history of Lytton, from First Nations to the Gold Rush to disastrous fires

One of the oldest towns in the province, Lytton was once promoted as the possible capital

Lytton in the 1950s, provenance unknown.
A live webcam captured footage of the Cisco Road wildfire south of Lytton on June 11, 2015. CN was ultimately found responsible for the fire, which destroyed 2,200 hectares, and ordered to pay more than $16.6 million in damages. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)

Lytton First Nation asking for CN to work with them amid wildfire recovery: acting chief

John Haugen says CN should remain off-site and not try to repair infrastructure until fire is out

A live webcam captured footage of the Cisco Road wildfire south of Lytton on June 11, 2015. CN was ultimately found responsible for the fire, which destroyed 2,200 hectares, and ordered to pay more than $16.6 million in damages. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)
RCMP officers man a roadblock on the Trans-Canada Highway as wildfire burns in Lytton, B.C., Friday, July 2, 2021. The BC Wildfire Service says there has been minimal growth in fire that destroyed much of the village of Lytton, B.C., in the past day .THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lytton fire shows ‘minimal’ growth in past day: BC Wildfire Service

The service says the fire has remained roughly 80 square kilometres in size since Friday

RCMP officers man a roadblock on the Trans-Canada Highway as wildfire burns in Lytton, B.C., Friday, July 2, 2021. The BC Wildfire Service says there has been minimal growth in fire that destroyed much of the village of Lytton, B.C., in the past day .THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Abysmal attempt’: B.C.’s response to Lytton wildfire criticized by Indigenous leader

Pasco said the government’s shortfalls can be traced to the province’s treatment of Indigenous peoples

A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Volunteers sort through donations for the fire victims of Lytton. (Katzie First Nation/Special to the News)

Katzie First Nation collecting for Lytton wildfire victims

Donation dates for Saturday and Sunday

Volunteers sort through donations for the fire victims of Lytton. (Katzie First Nation/Special to the News)
A White Rock Fire Department foam truck is parked overlooking Takysie Lake, which is blanketed by smoke during the 2018 wildfire.(Contributed file photo)

Surrey, White Rock fire crews ‘ready’ to help with B.C. wildfires

With nearly 200 wildfires burning, call for help ‘could come at any time’

A White Rock Fire Department foam truck is parked overlooking Takysie Lake, which is blanketed by smoke during the 2018 wildfire.(Contributed file photo)
A new playground was recently installed at Kumsheen ShchEma-meet School in Lytton, which has survived the fire that destroyed nearly 90 per cent of the town. (Photo credit: School District No. 74)

Amid mass destruction, brand new school in Lytton survives wildfires

Recently renovated K–12 school did not burn, but former elementary school was lost

A new playground was recently installed at Kumsheen ShchEma-meet School in Lytton, which has survived the fire that destroyed nearly 90 per cent of the town. (Photo credit: School District No. 74)
Joe Wilson with his children Kechia Wilson, Wes Snukwa (Wilson) and Spotted Eagle Williams of the Lytton First Nation, prior to the June 30, 2021 fire that may have destroyed their family home. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm man devastated after fire destroys Lytton First Nation community

Homes of relatives, childhood friends, possibly his own family’s home, struck by fire

Joe Wilson with his children Kechia Wilson, Wes Snukwa (Wilson) and Spotted Eagle Williams of the Lytton First Nation, prior to the June 30, 2021 fire that may have destroyed their family home. (Contributed)
Wildfire burning in Kamloops on July 2, 2021. (Kelsey Abraham/Contributed to Black Press Media)

Lightning, heat ignite wildfire season in B.C.; 119 blazes burning

Lightning sparked several fires in Kamloops Thursday evening

Wildfire burning in Kamloops on July 2, 2021. (Kelsey Abraham/Contributed to Black Press Media)
Lytton Mayor Jan Polderman in Maple Ridge, B.C., on July 1, 2021, as he waits for details on the 9,000-hectare wildfire that destroyed at least 90 per cent of the village the day prior. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

From smoke to devastation: 23 minutes in Lytton

Twenty-three minutes was all it took for smoke spotted by Lytton mayor to become catastrophic fire

Lytton Mayor Jan Polderman in Maple Ridge, B.C., on July 1, 2021, as he waits for details on the 9,000-hectare wildfire that destroyed at least 90 per cent of the village the day prior. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)

Cause of growing Lytton fire under investigation, Horgan commits to rebuild

Roughly 29,000 lightning strikes in past 24 hours

Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)
Some of the destruction seen July 1, 2021, caused by a fast-moving wildfire in Lytton, B.C., which sparked June 30, 2021. (Facebook photo)

’People were already fleeing’: Officials hopeful entire Lytton community escaped wildfire

Some injuries have been reported, as well as significant destruction to 90% of village

Some of the destruction seen July 1, 2021, caused by a fast-moving wildfire in Lytton, B.C., which sparked June 30, 2021. (Facebook photo)
Plumes seen from satellite footage taken June 30, 2021 over B.C. (@CIRA_CSU/Twitter)

FROM THE SKY: Pyrocumulonimbus plumes – aka extreme stormy clouds – forming over B.C. wildfires

Health officials urge those with pre-existing health conditions and respiratory issues to remain vigilant

Plumes seen from satellite footage taken June 30, 2021 over B.C. (@CIRA_CSU/Twitter)
Lytton Hospital amid a fast-moving wildfire that sparked June 30, 2021. (Ken White/Facebook)

THE LATEST: 90% of Lytton destroyed in wildfire, injuries reported

The total destruction from the blaze remains unknown

Lytton Hospital amid a fast-moving wildfire that sparked June 30, 2021. (Ken White/Facebook)
Aerial view of Mckay Creek wildfire taken on June 29, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service handout)

78 wildfires burning in the province. Here’s what we know

Destruction caused by wildfire in Lytton still unknown

Aerial view of Mckay Creek wildfire taken on June 29, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service handout)
Fire is raging through Lytton, B.C. and the entire town is being evacuated. (Photo credit: Facebook)

BREAKING: Footage shows homes, buildings up in flames as wildfire races through Lytton

Mayor says fire came up in minutes and is sweeping through the community

Fire is raging through Lytton, B.C. and the entire town is being evacuated. (Photo credit: Facebook)