Wildfires

Alan Hofsink joins Vernon Fire Rescue Services as the City of Vernon’s first FireSmart program coordinator. (City of Vernon)

Record-breaking fire season sparks extension of Vernon FireSmart position

Grant funding allows city to hire person for one-year term

 

The Shovel Lake wildfire burns near the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation in Fort Fraser, B.C., on Thursday August 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Report says B.C. has to shore up communications before, during and after wildfires

Thompson Rivers University report says changes could save lives and property

 

President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media as he visits the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department in Shanksville, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. Biden stopped by after visiting the nearby Flight 93 National Memorial to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden points to wildfires, weather to push for big $3.5 trillion rebuild

U.S. president wants investment to ensure communities can withstand catastrophic weather

 

Seen in a long camera exposure, chimneys stand at residences leveled by the Caldor Fire along Highway 50 on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, in Eldorado National Forest, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

VIDEO: Massive fire threatens Lake Tahoe, more ordered to flee

The new orders for people to immediately evacuate included part of the tourist city of South Lake Tahoe

Seen in a long camera exposure, chimneys stand at residences leveled by the Caldor Fire along Highway 50 on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, in Eldorado National Forest, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
A wildfire burns in the mountains above Lytton, B.C., on July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Impact of fires on wildlife needs study as blazes get bigger and hotter, says expert

Scientists are most worried about old-growth forests in fire areas

A wildfire burns in the mountains above Lytton, B.C., on July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Bright Jenny is located at 984 Laurel Avenue in Kelowna. (Isabella Harmel/Capital News)

Kelowna coffee shop offers free coffee, workspace to wildfire evacuees

Bright Jenny Coffee is inviting evacuees in, ‘treat this place like an extension of your home’

Bright Jenny is located at 984 Laurel Avenue in Kelowna. (Isabella Harmel/Capital News)
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)
Activity spotted on the Thomas Creek wildfire on Aug. 13. (B.C. Wildfire)

South Okanagan Wildfires staying active

Growth has been minimal on the two fires but more is expected

Activity spotted on the Thomas Creek wildfire on Aug. 13. (B.C. Wildfire)
The Spur Wildfire south of the border, as seen from Sidley Mountain east of Osoyoos. (Jennifer Brock - Facebook)

Smoke seen in Osoyoos from two wildfires south of the border

The Spur and Walker Creek wildfires are currently over 1,100 hectares combined

The Spur Wildfire south of the border, as seen from Sidley Mountain east of Osoyoos. (Jennifer Brock - Facebook)
Smoke spreads over Parnitha mountain during a wildfire in Ippokratios Politia village, about 35 kilometres (21 miles), northern Athens, Greece, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. Thousands of people fled wildfires burning out of control in Greece and Turkey on Friday, including a major blaze just north of the Greek capital of Athens that claimed one life, as a protracted heat wave left forests tinder-dry and flames threatened populated areas and electricity installations. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

PHOTOS: Wildfires rampage in Greek forests, cut large island in half

One volunteer firefighter died Friday and at least 20 people have been treated in hospitals

Smoke spreads over Parnitha mountain during a wildfire in Ippokratios Politia village, about 35 kilometres (21 miles), northern Athens, Greece, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. Thousands of people fled wildfires burning out of control in Greece and Turkey on Friday, including a major blaze just north of the Greek capital of Athens that claimed one life, as a protracted heat wave left forests tinder-dry and flames threatened populated areas and electricity installations. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Flames consume a home on Highway 89 as the Dixie Fire tears through the Greenville community of Plumas County, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. The fire leveled multiple historic buildings and dozens of homes in central Greenville. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

‘We lost Greenville.’ Wildfire decimates California town

California’s largest current wildfire has blackened more than 1,305 square kilometres

Flames consume a home on Highway 89 as the Dixie Fire tears through the Greenville community of Plumas County, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. The fire leveled multiple historic buildings and dozens of homes in central Greenville. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Satellite imagery that shows the extent of the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire as of July 28. (Sentinel Playground - Sinergise Ltd.)

Nk’Mip Creek wildfire near Osoyoos continues to grow northwards

High fire activity is expected on Saturday and overnight

Satellite imagery that shows the extent of the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire as of July 28. (Sentinel Playground - Sinergise Ltd.)
Multiple wildfires are currently raging in the South Okanagan, with the Thomas Creek and Nk’Mip Creek both growing over 10,000 hectares. (Mike Biden Photography)

Thomas Creek Wildfire now over 10,000 hectares

The fire grew by close to 2,000 hectares since Friday

Multiple wildfires are currently raging in the South Okanagan, with the Thomas Creek and Nk’Mip Creek both growing over 10,000 hectares. (Mike Biden Photography)
Satellite imagery that shows the extent of the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Sentinel Playground - Sinergise Ltd.)

BC Wildfire estimates Nk’Mip Creek blaze at more than 13,000 hectares

Heavy smoke has made getting an estimate on the fire difficult

Satellite imagery that shows the extent of the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Sentinel Playground - Sinergise Ltd.)
The Two Mile wildfire has grown by at least 200 hectares according to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (CSRD photo)

Shuswap wildfires grow hundreds of hectares

The Hunakwa and Two Mile fires both grew on July 29 according to the CSRD

The Two Mile wildfire has grown by at least 200 hectares according to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (CSRD photo)
Satellite imagery that shows the extent of the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Sentinel Playground - Sinergise Ltd.)

131 evacuation orders rescinded for Nk’Mip Creek wildfire near Osoyoos

The properties remain under evacuation alert

Satellite imagery that shows the extent of the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Sentinel Playground - Sinergise Ltd.)
The Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire is over 6,500 hectares and growing. (BC Wildfire Service Twitter)

One home damaged in Nk’Mip fire, Mexican reinforcements arrive this weekend

A camper and power lines in the area have also been damaged

The Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire is over 6,500 hectares and growing. (BC Wildfire Service Twitter)
The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department has been working with BC Wildfire on establishing protective guards and battling the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)

Heat and high winds drive Nk’Mip wildfire north of Osoyoos

Anarchist Mountain residents have all been forced to evacuate

The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department has been working with BC Wildfire on establishing protective guards and battling the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)
The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk'Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato - Black Press)

Nk’Mip fire in Osoyoos top priority for BC Wildfire

Over 370 properties on evacuation order but some refusing to leave

The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk'Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato - Black Press)
The Thomas Creek Fire seen from McLean Creek Rd on Thursday, July 15. (Jake Evans - Facebook)

Thomas Creek fire shrinks in size

BC Wildfire Services Incident Management team has taken over control of the fire

The Thomas Creek Fire seen from McLean Creek Rd on Thursday, July 15. (Jake Evans - Facebook)