bc wildfires

Damage from the Hanceville-Riske Creek fire is extensive along Highway 20, which remains closed around Kleena Kleene. (Monica Lamb-Yorski/Williams Lake Tribune)

VIDEO: Cariboo backcountry ban lifted as risk eases

Campfires allowed again in Prince George, Northwest districts

Damage from the Hanceville-Riske Creek fire is extensive along Highway 20, which remains closed around Kleena Kleene. (Monica Lamb-Yorski/Williams Lake Tribune)
Smoke obscures sky at Okanagan Lake and other areas of the B.C. Interior. (Black Press)

B.C. wildfire emergency extended to Sept. 1

Dozens of fires still burning since July declaration

Smoke obscures sky at Okanagan Lake and other areas of the B.C. Interior. (Black Press)
Drivers wait for an open sailing at BC Ferries’ Tsawwassen terminal last week, with a smoke haze visible from Interior wildfires. Sailing waits have been frequent despite hourly sailings to Vancouver island. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Tourist cancellations far beyond B.C. wildfire zone

Vancouver Island traffic up, misinformation a problem

Drivers wait for an open sailing at BC Ferries’ Tsawwassen terminal last week, with a smoke haze visible from Interior wildfires. Sailing waits have been frequent despite hourly sailings to Vancouver island. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Cattle walk through burned-out forest area along Highway 20 west of Williams Lake. (Coast Mountain News)

2017 now worst wildfire season in B.C.

Total area burned approaching 9,000 square km across the province

Cattle walk through burned-out forest area along Highway 20 west of Williams Lake. (Coast Mountain News)
The 2017 B.C. wildfire season is approaching one of the largest ever by area burned. (B.C. government)

B.C. Wildfire season approaching 2009 record

Estimated 8,450 square kilometres burned this season

The 2017 B.C. wildfire season is approaching one of the largest ever by area burned. (B.C. government)
Bald Mountain fire forced closure of Highway 20 from Williams Lake to Bella Coola. (BC Wildfire Service)

Financial support offered to fire-affected businesses

$1,500 emergency grants also for aboriginal communities, non-profits

Bald Mountain fire forced closure of Highway 20 from Williams Lake to Bella Coola. (BC Wildfire Service)
Forest fire crew packs up at the end of a day’s work. Politicians should not wear this uniform. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

BC VIEWS: Notes from the forest fire zone

Media hype aside, this is not the worst fire season ever

Forest fire crew packs up at the end of a day’s work. Politicians should not wear this uniform. (B.C. Wildfire Service)
B.C’s businesses recover after wildfires

B.C’s businesses recover after wildfires

A Williams Lake business owner says it’s been a hard summer

B.C’s businesses recover after wildfires
Shane Brady made his first appearance at provincial court in Williams Lake on Wednesday. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

Accused wildfire looter appears in court

Shane Brady is charged in connection with $65,000 in equipment stolen near Williams Lake

Shane Brady made his first appearance at provincial court in Williams Lake on Wednesday. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
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
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)
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