B.C. Wildfires

B.C. Is Going To Get Very, Very Hot This Weekend

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"We're looking at Saturday and Sunday, temperatures rocketing up to 40 C, and that of course will be breaking daily records."

Out-Of-Control B.C. Wildfire Forces Evacuations

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada British Columbia

10 properties have been evacuated, and residents in another 60 to 65 homes are on alert.

5 Things To Know About Those Wildfires

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Five things to know about the 2015 wildfire season expected in Western Canada:1. Experts contend El Nino is responsible for an early wildf...

What's Behind This Early Wildfire Season?

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Alberta

VANCOUVER - Experts are blaming El Nino for speeding up nature's clock and forcing firefighters to deploy weeks ahead of normal to battle wildfires ac...

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...

Raging B.C. Wildfires Cost Near Triple What Was Forecast

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A fast-moving forest fire near Houston, B.C., that forced residents in 19 homes to evacuate had almost doubled in size within 24 hours.The...

Air Quality Advisory Issued For Metro Vancouver

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Wildfire smoke blowing in from outside Metro Vancouver has prompted an air quality advisory for the region and Fraser Valley area.Metro Va...

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 Evacuation

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

UPDATE: The evacuation order expanded to 2,500 residents on Thursday night. Story here. WEST KELOWNA, B.C. - About 1,500 residents have been evacua...

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...

HOT HOT HEAT

The Canadian Press | CP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

An air quality advisory has been issued for the Greater Vancouver regional district as a record-breaking heat wave continues across British Columbia. ...

Hot Weather Sparks Wildfire Danger

CBC | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Temperatures are forecast to climb this week across B.C., raising the risk of wildfires. On Tuesday, fire crews rushed to fight a blaze at West Lind...

B.C. Bans Open Fires

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia

CASTLEGAR, B.C. - As temperatures soar across British Columbia, the Ministry of Forests is taking another step to protect against wildfires.All open f...

Wildfires Grow In B.C. Interior

CBC | Posted 07.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A rapidly growing wildfire in a rural area near Ashcroft, B.C., has forced the evacuation of about 50 homes. The Spatsum Creek fire — ab...

Was This Year Worst Season For B.C. Wildfires?

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

2012 saw a voracious forest fire destroy four houses in B.C.'s Okanagan and more than 1,500 people evacuated from the area around the town of Peachlan...

Wildfires In B.C. Interior Force Evacuations Near Clinton

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Emergency officials in British Columbia’s Cariboo region have asked about 40 people to leave their homes because of a wildfire.The Minis...