bc wildfires

Amanda Weber-Roy of BC Parks with Scott Jeffery of Nelson’s fire department in a forest in West Arm Provincial Park near Nelson that was cleared of dry wildfire fuel last year to create a shaded fuel break. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

BC Parks creates shaded fuel breaks in forests next to Nelson

The work is part of extensive wildfire fuel mitigation underway

 

The Nk’Mip Wildfire (pictured burning near Osoyoos late last month) is now burning over 17,000 hectares in the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen. Photo courtesy of the BC Wildfire Service

Last evacuation alerts come off in West Boundary

Nk’Mip Creek wildfire still burning a huge area, but no longer threatens the RDKB

 

Wildfire smoke covers Grand Forks on Sept. 14, 2020. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks, Castlegar had highest soot levels in B.C. in 2020

The cities topped the list for fine particulate matter in the B.C. Lung Association’s latest State of the Air report

 

B.C. Wildfire Service crews battle the Mt. Hayes wildfire near Ladysmith, which has burned 70 hectares. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Mt. Hayes wildfire near Ladysmith grows to 70 hectares overnight

Cowichan Valley Regional District issued a state of local emergency Thursday night

B.C. Wildfire Service crews battle the Mt. Hayes wildfire near Ladysmith, which has burned 70 hectares. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Pamela Anderson at the Rescue And Sanctuary for Threatened Animals in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)

Pamela Anderson and PETA sending vegan food to wildfire-stricken B.C. cities

‘Methane offset starter kits’ intended as climate crisis response

Pamela Anderson at the Rescue And Sanctuary for Threatened Animals in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)
White Rock Lake wildfire from Monte Lake Aug. 5, 2021. (Kevin Cooke/Facebook)

Wildfire crews forced to rescue Monte Lake residents who ignored evacuation order

‘No property is worth risking lives,’ said Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth

White Rock Lake wildfire from Monte Lake Aug. 5, 2021. (Kevin Cooke/Facebook)
The B.C. Wildfire Dashboard showed small wildfires burning near Midway and Grand Forks Thursday morning, Aug. 5. Map: B.C. Wildfire Dashboard

Small wildfire reported near Midway

Listed as ‘out of control,’ the fire is not a threat to people or property, according to the BC Wildfire Service

The B.C. Wildfire Dashboard showed small wildfires burning near Midway and Grand Forks Thursday morning, Aug. 5. Map: B.C. Wildfire Dashboard
Orange diamonds represent two small wildfires west of Grand Forks, with the third representing another wildfire east of Christina Lake. Map: B.C. Wildfire Dashboard

Wildfires reported near Grand Forks after overnight lightning storm

The fires are burning at around 100 square metres as of Wednesday morning, Aug. 4

Orange diamonds represent two small wildfires west of Grand Forks, with the third representing another wildfire east of Christina Lake. Map: B.C. Wildfire Dashboard
The Nk’Mip wildfire is burning at an estimated 6,800 hectares as of Thursday, July 28. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

RDKB rescinds some evacuation orders across West Boundary

The nearby Nk’Mip wildfire continues to burn out of control, BC Wildfire Service says

The Nk’Mip wildfire is burning at an estimated 6,800 hectares as of Thursday, July 28. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
A fireball erupts above a grass fire on Highway 3, between Grand Forks and Christina Lake Wednesday afternoon, July 28. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Firefighters put out grass fire east of Grand Forks

Cause of Wednesday’s fire remains under ivestigation

A fireball erupts above a grass fire on Highway 3, between Grand Forks and Christina Lake Wednesday afternoon, July 28. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A Shaw van sits parked in the alley across from The Gazette’s 2nd Street office while a company technician performed some overhead work Tuesday morning, July 27. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Shaw working on temporary fix to internet, cable outage

The company has attributed the disruption to a burnt out cable near the Nk’Mip fire

A Shaw van sits parked in the alley across from The Gazette’s 2nd Street office while a company technician performed some overhead work Tuesday morning, July 27. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Nk’Mip fire is over 6,800 ha and caused more than 600 evacuation orders. Photo: BC Wildfire

Surge of firefighters to hit Nk’Mip wildfire tomorrow

Firefighters on the line are using BC Wildfire Service helicopters, heavy machinery to battle the flames

Nk’Mip fire is over 6,800 ha and caused more than 600 evacuation orders. Photo: BC Wildfire
A smashed up truck was all that came out of Friday's rumour of a wildfire in the West Boundary. Photo courtesy of Midway Fire and Rescue

Stick to the facts when it comes to wildfires, says Midway Fire Chief

A social media post last week wrongly stated that a wildfire was burning in the West Boundary

A smashed up truck was all that came out of Friday's rumour of a wildfire in the West Boundary. Photo courtesy of Midway Fire and Rescue
This map shows the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary’s latest evacuation zone, ordered Saturday, July 24, covers all of Mount Baldy Ski Resort.

Twice as many West Boundary homes under evacuation orders as Nk’Mip wildfire burns

The latest orders came into effect Saturday morning, July 24

This map shows the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary’s latest evacuation zone, ordered Saturday, July 24, covers all of Mount Baldy Ski Resort.
The B.C. Wildfire Dashboard shows West Boundary areas under evacuation order (pink) and under emergency alert (peach) as of 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22.

RDKB evacuation centre moves from Grand Forks to Midway

An evacuation order remains in effect across the western edge of Area E

The B.C. Wildfire Dashboard shows West Boundary areas under evacuation order (pink) and under emergency alert (peach) as of 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22.
A thick column of smoke towers above the Gladstone Park wildfire Monday, July 19. Photo: Facebook / Dave Talarico

Gladstone Park wildfire doubles in two days

The fire is burning a considerable stretch of forest north of Christina Lake

A thick column of smoke towers above the Gladstone Park wildfire Monday, July 19. Photo: Facebook / Dave Talarico
B.C. forest firefighters head into an area south of Lytton to perform a back-burn, June 17, 2021. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

B.C. declares state of emergency over wildfire season, preparing for potential ‘mass evacuation’

High winds forecast for Interior and across southern regions

B.C. forest firefighters head into an area south of Lytton to perform a back-burn, June 17, 2021. (B.C. Wildfire Service)
The Gladstone Creek wildfire was burning at nearly 1,000 hectares as of Monday morning, July 19. Map: B.C. Wildfire Dashboard

No-go order in effect for wildfire near Christina Lake

The BC Wildfire Service gave the order on Sunday, July 18

The Gladstone Creek wildfire was burning at nearly 1,000 hectares as of Monday morning, July 19. Map: B.C. Wildfire Dashboard
A wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Wildfire smoke to affect much of B.C. until fall: meteorologist

A special air quality statement warns of the smoke stretching from the Interior of B.C. to Yukon and the Alberta boundary

A wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Victoria announced the open fire ban on Wednesday, June 30. Photo: Pixabay

Grand Forks COs promise stiff penalties for fire ban violations

Serious fines have been handed down in the city and Christina Lake since the ban came into effect on June 30

Victoria announced the open fire ban on Wednesday, June 30. Photo: Pixabay