• Hog fuel spontaneously ignites at Merritt Green Energy project

    Fifteen firefighters, an engine and a ladder truck were deployed to the Merritt Green Energy plant to help extinguished a fire which ignited in a hog fuel pile. Crews were deployed at about 2:40 p.m. on Dec....

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  • Fire destroys storage trailer

    A storage trailer in an RV park off Neilson Street was engulfed in flames when Merritt firefighters arrived on scene at about 4 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 26). “The building itself was pretty much consumed,” said Fire Chief...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Federal help for B.C. wildfire recovery on way

    Premier John Horgan says $100 million helps businesses rebuild. Premier John Horgan has welcomed word of $100 million in additional funds to help B.C.’s wildfire recovery effort, after discussing the issue with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Above and Beyond Awards recognize those who responded to wildfires, floods

    By: Kamloops This Week The B.C. government has created the Above and Beyond Awards program to recognize people who helped in their communities during 2017’s floods and wildfires. “People deserve to be recognized for going above and...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • B.C. WILDFIRES: Hull Hill fire considered now fully contained

      Firefighters with the BC Wildfire Service have now contained the Hull Hill fire, which sparked about 15 kilometres south of Kamloops last week. The fire reached approximately 2.25 hectares in size before it was brought under...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Two wildfires under control adjacent to Highway 5A

    Fire jumped from a burning vehicle on Highway 5A last night, forcing members of the BC Wildfire Service to attend a second fire in as many days along the route near Nicola and Stump lakes. The highway...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Rollover sparks blaze near Nicola Lake

    A small wildfire is still burning near the north end of Nicola Lake, a result of a semi-truck rolling over on Highway 5A late at night on Sept. 12. Though the driver of the semi was able...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • B.C. WILDFIRE: A dozen firefighters to battle fire west of Merritt

      Firefighters have stemmed the growth of a wildfire which sparked just west of Merritt yesterday but as of Thursday morning, the fire remained active. “Twelve firefighters and a water tender are going to be working on...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • B.C. WILDFIRE: Brush fire south of Merritt extinguished

      Crews from the BC Wildfire service moved quickly to extinguish a small fire near Kingsvale, about 25 kilometres south of Merritt on Saturday. The fire — suspected to be human caused — was contained before it...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • TEGART: Enduring the fires and the flood

      Hello everyone, Let me start off by saying my thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the fires that are devastating B.C.’s interior. This is a challenging time, but through it all, it’s so heartening...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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