B.C. Wildfires 2021

A fundraising campaign for The Farm, a popular mountain park destination, has raised nearly $70,000 after burning in the White Rock Lake wildfire. (GoFundMe)

Some evacuation orders, alerts, lifted near B.C. wildfire but heat set to return

White Rock Lake wildfire helped by a damp weekend but fire remains out of control

A fundraising campaign for The Farm, a popular mountain park destination, has raised nearly $70,000 after burning in the White Rock Lake wildfire. (GoFundMe)
Smoke from the Tremont Creek wildfire burning on a mountain rises in the distance behind a home in Ashcroft, B.C., on Thursday, July 15, 2021. British Columbia’s wildfire danger map shows a low to moderate fire risk over much of the province after a rainy weekend, but the extreme risk is expected to resume quickly as another hot spell arrives. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Fast-moving fire scorched tires as woman fled from Monte Lake, B.C.

‘All hell broke loose, it came down the valley so freaking fast’

Smoke from the Tremont Creek wildfire burning on a mountain rises in the distance behind a home in Ashcroft, B.C., on Thursday, July 15, 2021. British Columbia’s wildfire danger map shows a low to moderate fire risk over much of the province after a rainy weekend, but the extreme risk is expected to resume quickly as another hot spell arrives. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
On Saturday, 98 firefighters from Mexico left the NK’Mip Creek wildfire for a well deserved rest, BC Wildfire Service tweeted Aug. 7. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Crews take a breather from fighting Kootenay Boundary-Okanagan wildfire

As of Aug. 5, 123 properties in the RDKB remain on evacuation order

On Saturday, 98 firefighters from Mexico left the NK’Mip Creek wildfire for a well deserved rest, BC Wildfire Service tweeted Aug. 7. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Michaud Creek, Octopus Creek, Mt. Ruppel and Trozzo Creek fires. Evacuation alerts are shaded in orange. Map: BCWS/Nelson Star

Evacuation order for Fauquier lifted, two Lower Arrow Lake fires merge

Rain pauses West Kootenay fires, but more hot weather forecast

The Michaud Creek, Octopus Creek, Mt. Ruppel and Trozzo Creek fires. Evacuation alerts are shaded in orange. Map: BCWS/Nelson Star
Smoke from wildfires burning in the area fills the air while motorists travel on the Trans-Canada Highway near Walhachin, B.C., on July 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Weather stalls significant growth at White Rock Lake fire: BC Wildfire Service

Vernon rescinded an evacuation alert for most of its roughly 45,000 residents on Saturday

Smoke from wildfires burning in the area fills the air while motorists travel on the Trans-Canada Highway near Walhachin, B.C., on July 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue members with Smokey the dog on Aug. 6. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue/Facebook)

Dog thrown from car during wildfire evacuation, adopted by Central Okanagan Search and Rescue

Smokey the dog will been handed over to Dr. Moshe Oz at Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue members with Smokey the dog on Aug. 6. (Central Okanagan Search and Rescue/Facebook)
A view of the White Rock Lake wildfire from Ellison Park Provincial Park Aug. 6, 2021. (Alana Johannson photo)

PHOTOS: White Rock Lake wildfire lights up night skies in the Okanagan

The 55,000-hectare wildfire caused thousands of evacuations Friday night, even more on alert

A view of the White Rock Lake wildfire from Ellison Park Provincial Park Aug. 6, 2021. (Alana Johannson photo)
(Regional District of Central Okanagan)

Nearly 1,000 Okanagan properties under evacuation as White Rock Lake wildfire rages

The affected area runs south from Ewings Landing to the south end of La Casa Lakeside Resort

(Regional District of Central Okanagan)
Coquihalla Highway on Friday, Aug, 6, 2021. (@maureenshenher2/Twitter)
Coquihalla Highway on Friday, Aug, 6, 2021. (@maureenshenher2/Twitter)
The out of control Sparks Lake fire burning forests on June 30, 2021. BC WILDFIRE SERVICE

In 2021, wildfires in B.C. have burned more land than all of P.E.I.

Largest individual wildfires are bigger than some entire nations

The out of control Sparks Lake fire burning forests on June 30, 2021. BC WILDFIRE SERVICE
As of Thursday, Aug. 5, the White Rock Lake wildfire was estimated to be 32,500 hectares in size. On Aug. 4, in response to the fire, an evacuation order was issued for Falkland in Electoral Area D of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Hundreds in Vernon on evacuation alert due to White Rock Lake wildfire

City of Vernon issues alert for residences northeast of Okanagan Lake

As of Thursday, Aug. 5, the White Rock Lake wildfire was estimated to be 32,500 hectares in size. On Aug. 4, in response to the fire, an evacuation order was issued for Falkland in Electoral Area D of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
White Rock Lake wildfire from Monte Lake Aug. 5, 2021. (Kevin Cooke/Facebook)

Wildfire crews forced to rescue Monte Lake residents who ignored evacuation order

‘No property is worth risking lives,’ said Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth

White Rock Lake wildfire from Monte Lake Aug. 5, 2021. (Kevin Cooke/Facebook)
A structure is seen engulfed in flames in Monte Lake Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (Facebook)

Wildfire devastates community of Monte Lake; Kamloops on high alert as blaze edges closer

Hundreds of properties in communities to the east and west of Monte Lake were already under evacuation order

A structure is seen engulfed in flames in Monte Lake Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (Facebook)
Heavy smoke from wildfires continued to blanket Salmon Arm on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

B.C. residents right to blame smoke for recent feeling of fatigue

Salmon Arm doctor says mental health might also be a contributing factor

Heavy smoke from wildfires continued to blanket Salmon Arm on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The White Rock Lake wildfire as seen from Monte Lake Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (@Louann - Twitter)

Monte Lake Store burns in White Rock Lake wildfire: Electoral Area chair

New evacuation order in effect for 303 properties, 117 more on alert

The White Rock Lake wildfire as seen from Monte Lake Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (@Louann - Twitter)
“The Cultus Creek fire currently burning on the Darkwoods Conservation Area is a distressing example of a wildfire that is burning out of control and threatening the very natural values we have been working to protect on that land,” Richard Klafki writes. Photo: OurTrust.org

Controlling the uncontrollable: fires burning we wish we could put out

Darkwoods Conservation Area is a distressing example of a wildfire burning out of control

  • Aug 5, 2021
“The Cultus Creek fire currently burning on the Darkwoods Conservation Area is a distressing example of a wildfire that is burning out of control and threatening the very natural values we have been working to protect on that land,” Richard Klafki writes. Photo: OurTrust.org
Thomas Creek fire seen from West Bench Aug. 3. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

New evacuations ordered as B.C. wildfire flares, but rain possible this weekend

More than 100 new fires have broken out this week in British Columbia

Thomas Creek fire seen from West Bench Aug. 3. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
In this photo provided by the Bootleg Fire Incident Command, columns of smoke rise from the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon on Sunday, July 18, 2021. The federal government says neither Canada nor the United States can spare each other any extra personnel as they deal with one of the most severe wildfire seasons in recent memory. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bootleg Fire Incident Command via AP

Canada, U.S. seek new approach as blistering 2021 wildfire season drains resources

Neither country able to share resources due to severity of conditions on either side of the border

In this photo provided by the Bootleg Fire Incident Command, columns of smoke rise from the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon on Sunday, July 18, 2021. The federal government says neither Canada nor the United States can spare each other any extra personnel as they deal with one of the most severe wildfire seasons in recent memory. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bootleg Fire Incident Command via AP
A helicopter flies past the Tremont Creek wildfire burning on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., Friday, July 16, 2021. Wildfire starts across British Columbia are ramping up again as heat and dry conditions replace last week’s slightly damper weather, boosting the wildfire danger to high or extreme in all but small pockets of the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Damage estimate for fire-razed Lytton reaches $78 million

Fire raced through community, killing two people and leaving other residents minutes to get out

A helicopter flies past the Tremont Creek wildfire burning on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., Friday, July 16, 2021. Wildfire starts across British Columbia are ramping up again as heat and dry conditions replace last week’s slightly damper weather, boosting the wildfire danger to high or extreme in all but small pockets of the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Wildfire smoke fills the air and obstructs the view of the mountains as people continue to take part in outdoor activities even though the air is currently 18 times above WHO exposure recommendation, in Sicamous B.C., Thursday July 29, 2021. Smoke from British Columbia wildfires has caused flight cancellations and delays at airports in Kelowna and Kamloops. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Rain helps curb B.C. wildfires, not enough to make long-term impact or clear smoke

65 evacuation orders in place affecting about 4,300 properties around the province

Wildfire smoke fills the air and obstructs the view of the mountains as people continue to take part in outdoor activities even though the air is currently 18 times above WHO exposure recommendation, in Sicamous B.C., Thursday July 29, 2021. Smoke from British Columbia wildfires has caused flight cancellations and delays at airports in Kelowna and Kamloops. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson