bc wildfires

A firefighter combats a wildfire near Smithers, where eased campfire restrictions following recent rainfall come with continued warnings for public caution amid persistent fire activity in the region. (BC Wildfire Service)

BC Wildfire Service relaxes campfire restrictions in northwest amid rainy conditions

While the campfire bans have been eased, officials continue to urge caution amid ongoing wildfires

 

Burned vehicles are seen at a property destroyed by the Bush Creek East wildfire, in Scotch Creek, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Columbia-Shuswap officials call for review of B.C.’s wildfire response

The CSRD supported the Mayor of Barriere’s call on the provincial government

 

Extensive wildfire damage is visible from Okanagan Lake after the McDougall Creek wildfire swept through the Central Okanagan. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

What remains on the west side of Okanagan Lake as wildfire evacuees return home

Dockside Marine assisted in taking Black Press on a boat tour of the wildfire area

 

John Valiant, the author of ‘Fire Weather: The Making of a Beast’. (Supplied photo)

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John Valiant, the author of ‘Fire Weather: The Making of a Beast’. (Supplied photo)
Following recent rains, campfire restrictions have been eased in several communities within BC Wildfire Service’s Northwest Fire Centre, bringing warmth and comfort back to outdoor enthusiasts. (Leon Contreras/Unsplash)

BC Wildfire Service eases campfire ban in northwest

Campfires permitted again following wetter conditions

Following recent rains, campfire restrictions have been eased in several communities within BC Wildfire Service’s Northwest Fire Centre, bringing warmth and comfort back to outdoor enthusiasts. (Leon Contreras/Unsplash)
Premier David Eby stopped in Salmon Arm to speak with local officials and hold a media availability about the Bush Creek East wildfire that tore through the North Shuswap. (Brittany Webster/Black Press)

‘It’s complicated’: Premier committed to rebuilding fire-ravaged North Shuswap

David Eby flew over the Bush Creek East wildfire zone and visited with impacted residents

Premier David Eby stopped in Salmon Arm to speak with local officials and hold a media availability about the Bush Creek East wildfire that tore through the North Shuswap. (Brittany Webster/Black Press)
The miniature Delft Blue House that former MP Stephen Fuhr was able to find in the debris of his home. (Stephen Fuhr)

Ash-caked porcelain house all that B.C. wildfire left of former MP’s home

Stephen Fuhr plans to rebuild on the property he has lived at for 15 years

The miniature Delft Blue House that former MP Stephen Fuhr was able to find in the debris of his home. (Stephen Fuhr)
Firefighters hose down a spot within the Bush Creek East wildfire perimeter. (BCWS photo)

Possible rain, cooler temperatures forecasted for Shuswap wildfire

Evacuation orders and alerts remain for the Bush Creek East wildfire

Firefighters hose down a spot within the Bush Creek East wildfire perimeter. (BCWS photo)
The McDougall Creek wildfire ripped through the Bear Creek area of West Kelowna. There is very little left for residents to salvage. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

250 personnel ready if West Kelowna blaze encroaches on Glenrosa

The cause of the fire is still under investigation

The McDougall Creek wildfire ripped through the Bear Creek area of West Kelowna. There is very little left for residents to salvage. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
Fire encroaching on homes in Lake Country on Aug. 18. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Kelowna, Lake Country wildfires now considered under control

The McDougall Creek wildfire remains out of control in West Kelowna

Fire encroaching on homes in Lake Country on Aug. 18. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Before and after photos of the property loss resulting from the Lytton fire in 2021. The wildfire killed two people and destroyed 90 per cent of the town. (File photo)

Lytton fire survivor faces emotional journey

Meghan Fandrich turned to writing to confront her post-fire trauma

Before and after photos of the property loss resulting from the Lytton fire in 2021. The wildfire killed two people and destroyed 90 per cent of the town. (File photo)
The McDougall Creek wildfire ripped through the Bear Creek area of West Kelowna. There is very little left for residents to salvage. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

VIDEO: ‘Nothing left’: West Kelowna resident reveals shocking wildfire damage

The Bear Creek Road resident escorts Black Press onto fire damaged property

The McDougall Creek wildfire ripped through the Bear Creek area of West Kelowna. There is very little left for residents to salvage. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
John Brown Creek wildfire. (Emily Myerscough photo)

Evacuation alert issued for Witset wildfire

The fire, now 350 hectares in size, is classified as out of control

John Brown Creek wildfire. (Emily Myerscough photo)
BC Wildfire Service wildland firefighters work the Bush Creek East wildfire in the Shuswap. (BCWS image)

B.C. wildfires fuelling conspiracy theories

UBC expert says traumatic events can lead people to conspiracies to try and make sense of what’s happening

BC Wildfire Service wildland firefighters work the Bush Creek East wildfire in the Shuswap. (BCWS image)
Image of the Bush Creek East wildfire. (Cory Erlandson)

Shuswap winery, vacation home saved from wildfire ‘thanks to those who stayed behind’

Staff of Celista Winery stay in fire zone to fight flames

Image of the Bush Creek East wildfire. (Cory Erlandson)
Kelowna residents watch the McDougall Creek wildfire from the east side of Okanagan Lake as it lights up the night sky on Thursday, Aug. 17. (Contributed)

Children flee in time as B.C. wildfire destroys summer camp on Okanagan Lake

A children’s summer camp located on Okanagan Lake in British Columbia’s Interior…

Kelowna residents watch the McDougall Creek wildfire from the east side of Okanagan Lake as it lights up the night sky on Thursday, Aug. 17. (Contributed)
RDKB Area C/Christina Lake Director Grace McGregor hopes to lead by example. She participated in the Christina Lake Fire Rescue sprinkler program and installed a WASP gutter-mounted sprinkler system on her own Christina Lake home. Homes that observe FireSmart principles and install sprinkler systems are more likely to withstand wildfire. Photo: Submitted

Don’t turn on roof sprinklers in wildfire fight: Vernon fire chief

If evacuating from a wildfire, do not turn on your sprinklers

RDKB Area C/Christina Lake Director Grace McGregor hopes to lead by example. She participated in the Christina Lake Fire Rescue sprinkler program and installed a WASP gutter-mounted sprinkler system on her own Christina Lake home. Homes that observe FireSmart principles and install sprinkler systems are more likely to withstand wildfire. Photo: Submitted
A lone firefighter stayed behind at Pettman Road to save structures threatened by the McDougall Creek fire. (contributed)

‘Single angel firefighter’ stays behind to fight flames with garden hose in West Kelowna

A single firefighter stayed behind to extinguish flames and save three homes on Pettman Road

A lone firefighter stayed behind at Pettman Road to save structures threatened by the McDougall Creek fire. (contributed)
Wildfire evacuees at the reception centre at Royal LePage Place in West Kelowna on Aug. 19, 2023. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

Central Okanagan fire evacuees say support system too slow

Kelowna West MLA said the Royal LePage volunteers are assisting about 400 people per day

Wildfire evacuees at the reception centre at Royal LePage Place in West Kelowna on Aug. 19, 2023. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
The East Adams Lake wildfire is currently 6,505 hectares. (BC Wildfire Service)
The East Adams Lake wildfire is currently 6,505 hectares. (BC Wildfire Service)