bc wildfires

Smoke can plainly be seen and smelled in the Agassiz-Harrison Mills area as two late-season wildfires burn. (Adam Louis/Observer)

2 Agassiz-area wildfires being tackled by multiple crews

State of local emergency declared, emergency operations centre activated

 

Esperon Lake wildfire (Photo - @BCGovFireInfo/Twitter)

Wildfires north of West Kelowna being held

The Esperon Lake wildfire is now 54 hectares in size

 

Esperon Lake wildfire (Photo - @BCGovFireInfo/Twitter)

UPDATE: Esperon Lake wildfire more than quadruples in size

The Esperon Lake wildfire started on Wednesday, Oct. 19

 

Wildfire smoke is particularly unhealthy and people are advised to stay indoors until this situation improves, if possible. Rain could come as early as Thursday night, according to Environment Canada, potentially marking the end of a three-month drought in the region. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)

Inaccessible fire burning near Hope will need significant rainfall, says B.C. Wildfire

Flood Falls fire is being held and is in steep terrain, but coming rain could help extinguish it

Wildfire smoke is particularly unhealthy and people are advised to stay indoors until this situation improves, if possible. Rain could come as early as Thursday night, according to Environment Canada, potentially marking the end of a three-month drought in the region. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)
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UPDATE: New wildfire off Highway 33 southwest of Big White has more than tripled in size

After being called Arlington Lake, it is now called the West Kettle River wildfire

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McDougall Creek fire. (BC Wildfire)

UPDATE: Second blaze begins north of McDougall Creek wildfire above West Kelowna

There are 7 personnel on site along with 2 helicopters for Wednesday

McDougall Creek fire. (BC Wildfire)
Rising flood waters are seen surrounding barns in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. B.C.’s Ombudsperson is hoping to speak with people who were impacted by 2021 floods and wildfires to determine how well the government responded. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

B.C.’s Ombudsperson wants to hear from people impacted by 2021 floods, wildfires

Office is investigating whether provincial support programs were administered fairly

Rising flood waters are seen surrounding barns in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. B.C.’s Ombudsperson is hoping to speak with people who were impacted by 2021 floods and wildfires to determine how well the government responded. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
The 2022 Aerial Firefighting Conference was held at the KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence on Sept. 20, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

First big event at Centre for Excellence in Kelowna talks aerial firefighting

Kelowna company SKYTRAC was one of the featured businesses

The 2022 Aerial Firefighting Conference was held at the KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence on Sept. 20, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Two new wildfires have sparked west of the Jack Creek wildfire outside of Glenrosa (BC Wildfire Service Dashboard)

Two new wildfires sparked west of Glenrosa

The suspected causes are unknown

Two new wildfires have sparked west of the Jack Creek wildfire outside of Glenrosa (BC Wildfire Service Dashboard)
Conair’s Convair left the Penticton airport Tuesday, Sept. 13, after serving the community with wildfire-fighting support for 25 years. Longtime B.C. pilot Grahame Wilson retired from flying following the takeoff. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

VIDEO: Convair air tankers soar off into the Penticton sunset

Grahame Wilson left the Penticton airport Tuesday evening, signalling his retirement after 39 years

Conair’s Convair left the Penticton airport Tuesday, Sept. 13, after serving the community with wildfire-fighting support for 25 years. Longtime B.C. pilot Grahame Wilson retired from flying following the takeoff. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Northwest area of Heather Lake fire on Sept. 7. Photo BC Wildfire.
Northwest area of Heather Lake Fire. Photo BC Wildfire.

Heather Lake fire balloons to more than 10,000 hectares

Eastgate properties remain under evacuation alert as blaze grows on Canadian side of border

Northwest area of Heather Lake fire on Sept. 7. Photo BC Wildfire.
Northwest area of Heather Lake Fire. Photo BC Wildfire.
Flood Falls Trail wildfire is estimated to be 520 hectares and continues to grow (Samuel St-laurent/Facebook)

Wildfire near Hope now at 520 hectares and growing

Highway 1 eastbound still closed and a dozen properties in Hunter Creek and Laidlaw evacuated

Flood Falls Trail wildfire is estimated to be 520 hectares and continues to grow (Samuel St-laurent/Facebook)
A new wildfire ignited Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Shuswap at Mara Creek east of Mara Lake between Enderby and Sicamous As of Sunday, Sept. 11, B.C. Wildfire Service classifies the fire as .01 hectares in size and being held. (BCWS Wildfire Dashboard)

New Shuswap wildfire being held

Blaze off Highway 97a between Enderby and Sicamous at Mara Creek listed as 0.01 hectares in size

A new wildfire ignited Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Shuswap at Mara Creek east of Mara Lake between Enderby and Sicamous As of Sunday, Sept. 11, B.C. Wildfire Service classifies the fire as .01 hectares in size and being held. (BCWS Wildfire Dashboard)
Highway 1 eastbound through Hope is closed Sunday (Sept. 11) as the Flood Falls Trail wildfire continues to grow. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

Highway 1 eastbound closed between Chilliwack and Hope as area wildfire grows

All eastbound traffic detoured to Highway 7 and Highway 9 Sunday

Highway 1 eastbound through Hope is closed Sunday (Sept. 11) as the Flood Falls Trail wildfire continues to grow. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
Jacqui Brown posted this image to Facebook Saturday about 5 p.m.

UPDATE: Flood Falls Trail wildfire near Hope grows to 271 hectares

Evacuation alert sent last night via Alertable app still in effect as of this morning

Jacqui Brown posted this image to Facebook Saturday about 5 p.m.
A view of a newly-reported wildfire near Hope, B.C. is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service

Wildfires in B.C. and U.S. prompt haze, air-quality statements in southern B.C.

Nearly 200 fires are currently burning in B.C., with 77 reported in the last week

A view of a newly-reported wildfire near Hope, B.C. is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service
Heather Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire)

Heather Lake wildfire burning on both sides of border grows to 4,140 hectares

The Heather Lake fire was sparked by lightning on Aug. 21

Heather Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire)
Sep. 6 Heather Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire)

Heather Lake wildfire near Princeton grows to more than 3,900 hectares

Drivers may experience visiblity issues along Highway 3

Sep. 6 Heather Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire)
The sun rises over Mt. Shasta and homes destroyed by the Mill Fire on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, in Weed, Calif. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Noah Berger

Environment Canada ends air quality advisories for southeastern B.C.

Advisories attributed to wildfires burning locally and south of the border in Washington and Idaho

The sun rises over Mt. Shasta and homes destroyed by the Mill Fire on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, in Weed, Calif. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Noah Berger
The cause of the blaze is unknown, and it is only 0.01 hectares in size. (Photo/BCWS)

Wildfire spotted near West Kelowna

The Upper Jack Creek fire was discovered Monday (Sep. 5) morning

The cause of the blaze is unknown, and it is only 0.01 hectares in size. (Photo/BCWS)
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