B.C. wildfires 2017

Bullet remnants found near the metal target. (Freedom of Information request)

Bullet fragment likely caused 2017 wildfire that destroyed northern B.C. homes: FOI

Chief fire information officer says firearms ignitions have become more common

 

A wildfire is seen from a Canadian Forces Chinook helicopter as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau views areas affected by wildfire near Williams Lake, B.C., on Monday July 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Smoke from 2017 B.C. wildfires helps research on potential impact of nuclear war

The smoke formed the largest cloud of its kind ever observed, says a study published in Science

 

The Ministry of Forests announced Friday it is putting vehicle restrictions in place for areas impacted by the Elephant Hill, Chilcotin Plateau and Hanceville-Riske Creek fires to protect wildlife. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Vehicle restrictions in place to protect big game in wildfire areas

Ministry implements vehicle restrictions in areas impacted by fires to protect wildlife

 

Gary Ellis sets up irrigation to protect his property from wildfire at 150 Mile House. (Troy Weil photo)

B.C. farmers impacted by wildfires to receive $20-million boost

1,207 wildfires have burned across B.C. this year in the Cariboo, Kamloops and southeast region

Gary Ellis sets up irrigation to protect his property from wildfire at 150 Mile House. (Troy Weil photo)
Photo submitted. Three cedar logs bearing signatures of wildfire emergency personnel will go on permanent display in Williams Lake, said Bryan Reid Sr. of Pioneer Log Homes who came up with the idea.

Signatured Pioneer logs to become permanent 2017 wildfire legacy

Three logs donated by Pioneer Log Homes of B.C. have been signed by hundreds of emergency personnel who helped during the wildfires in the Cariboo-Chilcotin.

Photo submitted. Three cedar logs bearing signatures of wildfire emergency personnel will go on permanent display in Williams Lake, said Bryan Reid Sr. of Pioneer Log Homes who came up with the idea.
A wildfire has forced an Evacuation Order in the Moyie/Munroe Lake areas.

BREAKING: Evacuation order expanded for Moyie, Munroe Lake area

Two wildfires currently threatening areas in the East Kootenays

A wildfire has forced an Evacuation Order in the Moyie/Munroe Lake areas.
A man was fined $1,150 after he left a campfire burning at a north Okanagan recreation site. (@_BCCOS/Twitter)                                A man was fined $1,150 after he left a campfire burning at a north Okanagan recreation site. (@_BCCOS/Twitter)

B.C. man fined for going to sleep with campfire burning

Conservation officers say they’re frustrated amidst the worst wildfire season on record

A man was fined $1,150 after he left a campfire burning at a north Okanagan recreation site. (@_BCCOS/Twitter)                                A man was fined $1,150 after he left a campfire burning at a north Okanagan recreation site. (@_BCCOS/Twitter)
A burnt out car following wildfires in 150 Mile. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

Wildfires cost ICBC $500,000

Auto insurer has received 124 claims since the season began

A burnt out car following wildfires in 150 Mile. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
(BC Wildfire Service)

Wind fans B.C. fires, but growth of two largest blazes is limited

Kevin Skrepnek says that despite the rain, it wasn’t much, and 14 new fires were sparked since Friday

(BC Wildfire Service)
How to cope with stress after the B.C. wildfires

How to cope with stress after the B.C. wildfires

One expert says stress will vary from person to person, but there are ways of dealing with it

How to cope with stress after the B.C. wildfires
VIDEO: BC Wildfire Service warns about aggressive fires

VIDEO: BC Wildfire Service warns about aggressive fires

Footage captures a Cariboo wildfire

VIDEO: BC Wildfire Service warns about aggressive fires
Hanceville fire. (BC Wildfire Service)

B.C. hits 1,003 wildfires in 2017

$285.2 million has been spent fighting fires so far

Hanceville fire. (BC Wildfire Service)
Firefighting training instructor Kelly Hatfull, left, and Chilliwack Fire Capt. Trevor Kirkpatrick talk to Canadian military reservists, who are training before being deployed to fight wildfires in B.C. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Canadian military personnel learn how to fight fires in Chilliwack

Reservists learn to keep safe on the fire line before heading to the Interior

Firefighting training instructor Kelly Hatfull, left, and Chilliwack Fire Capt. Trevor Kirkpatrick talk to Canadian military reservists, who are training before being deployed to fight wildfires in B.C. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
Surrey firefighter Geoff McIntyre, left, Assistant fire chief Chris Keon, middle, talk to Williams Lake resident Woody Winkelmann about their firefighting efforts. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

Wildfire evacuee was ‘treated like royalty’

Woody Winkelmann just wants to say thank you

Surrey firefighter Geoff McIntyre, left, Assistant fire chief Chris Keon, middle, talk to Williams Lake resident Woody Winkelmann about their firefighting efforts. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
The instant, temporary city of Shambhala in 2016. Photo: Bryce Duffy

Organizers preparing for worst as wildfire burns near Shambhala Music Festival

Evacuating 15,000 festival attendees would be easier than evacuating a town: public safety director

The instant, temporary city of Shambhala in 2016. Photo: Bryce Duffy
(Black Press files)

Anticipated rain a ‘wildcard’ for B.C.’s wildfires

Fire officials unsure how rain will affect the 126 fires in the southern Interior until it arrives

(Black Press files)
5 photos of the B.C. wildfire smoke then-and-now

5 photos of the B.C. wildfire smoke then-and-now

Photographers in Princeton match up historical and current photos to demonstrate the level of smoke

5 photos of the B.C. wildfire smoke then-and-now
(BC Wildfire Service)

No end in sight for B.C. wildfires, one month since state of emergency declared

Wildfire conditions remained ‘static’ during the long weekend but fires still a concern through August

(BC Wildfire Service)
(RCMP handout)

Man fined for allegedly setting off fireworks in Williams Lake

The man was arrested and fined $1,000

(RCMP handout)
VIDEO: Quick-thinking drivers douse grass fire on Vancouver Island highway

VIDEO: Quick-thinking drivers douse grass fire on Vancouver Island highway

Marie Beaton was driving along Hwy. 19 near Qualicum when she saw smoke billowing at Horne Lake exit

VIDEO: Quick-thinking drivers douse grass fire on Vancouver Island highway