Bc Wildfire

Fire Blazes Through Interior B.C. Forests

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Firefighters are bracing for windy conditions that could strengthen a blaze in the north-central Interior between Houston, B.C., and Burns...

Wildfire Smoke Advisory Issued For Prince George

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - A wildfire smoke advisory has been issued for the Prince George area.People with chronic medical conditions should avoid strenuo...

Good News For B.C. Wildfires

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Heavy rain showers over the past 24 hours have wiped out any imminent wildfire danger across British Columbia, although it's expected...

More Crews Arrive To Combat B.C. Wildfires

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Another 153 firefighters from across Canada have arrived in British Columbia as the province braces for more hot, dry weather that could s...

West Kelowna Wildfire Forces Thousands To Flee

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

WEST KELOWNA, B.C. - Flames from a fast-moving wildfire have forced the evacuation of about 2,500 residents from several neighbourhoods in British Col...

'Extreme' Wildfire Leads To Town's Evacuation

CP | Keven Drews and Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Sirens sounded in the northeastern British Columbia town of Hudson's Hope, as its 1,150 residents were ordered to flee from what officials...

B.C. Wildfire Quadruples In Size

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. - A forest fire in northeastern B.C. has more than quadrupled in size in 24 hours and threatens to singe Alberta's boundary.Inform...

HUGE B.C. Wildfire Forces Workers To Evacuate Campsites

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

UPDATE - July 9, 2014: The fire grown to an estimated 3,100 hectares on Wednesday afternoon, according to a government update. High winds and hot and ...

B.C. Wildfires Hit Forests, Spare Trees

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - British Columbia's Wildfire Management Branch endured a tense summer as record dry spells meant parched forests and the potential for...

B.C. Wildfires Top Last Year's Total

CBC | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The number of wildfires sparked this weekend has pushed this year's total past that of 2012, with firefighters having responded to close to 1,000 blaz...

Lightening Strikes Spark B.C. Fires

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - The BC Wildfire Branch's predictions of a busy long weekend appears to be playing out, as crews battle 200 forest fires.Fire informat...

'Firestorms' Could Ravage B.C. Again

CP | Kim Nursall, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Lou Wilde's 17 years as a firefighter did not prepare him for the "firestorm" that ravaged Kelowna a decade ago this summer."You can find ...

B.C. Wildfires Wax And Wane

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A campfire ban will soon be in place in the Kamloops fire district where the fire danger rating is high to extreme.The goal of the ban, wh...

Under Control

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

OKANAGAN FALLS, B.C. - Calmer winds overnight have helped crews make good progress in the fight against a wildfire burning five kilometres southwest o...

Wildfire Burns Near Pemberton

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

PEMBERTON, B.C. - Residents living on 13 rural properties near Pemberton, B.C., are on evacuation alert because of a wildfire that is burning on a ste...

Runaway Truck Starts B.C. Wildfire

CBC | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Local firefighters and crews from the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch are battling a wildfire that was triggered by a semi-trailer that went off the r...

Man Starts Fire, Handed $860K Fine

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. - A Cariboo-area man who was fined more than $860,000 for starting a wildfire while camping on his own property is appealing the p...

B.C. Evacuation Order Lifted

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

ASHCROFT, B.C. - Relieved property owners in an area east of Ashcroft, B.C., were allowed to return to their homes Monday night -- but they must remai...

B.C. Wildfires Force Evacuation Order

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

ASHCROFT, B.C. - Dozens of rural properties in B.C.'s southern Interior remain under evacuation order thanks to a raging 1,400-hectare wildfire, spurr...

B.C.'s Hot Weather Triggers More Fire Bans

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A beautiful end to B.C.'s summer has prompted yet another fire ban, which now means no burning in most of the province.Fire Information Of...

How Does B.C. Fight Wildfires?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada British Columbia

More than 150 personnel continue to tackle a wildfire in Peachland, B.C. as it spreads to 200 hectares. Helicopters have been dispatched for water buc...

Cariboo Wildfire Tamed By Crews

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada British Columbia

CLINTON, B.C. - Twenty-four hours of back-breaking effort has partially tamed a wildfire burning in B.C.'s Cariboo region at Big Bar Creek, 40 kilomet...