• 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...

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  • B.C. WILDFIRES: Full crew responds to blaze south of Kamloops

      UPDATE: Hull Hill fire now considered fully contained (Oct. 2) A full response crew from the BC Wildfire service is currently battling a blaze 15 kilometres south of Kamloops near Lac Le Jeune. “The fire grew...

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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...

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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...

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  • Merritt firefighters deployed to help extinguish wildfire east of Kelowna

    UPDATE: Fire engine two and a crew of volunteer firefighters has returned from the wildfire burning east of Kelowna. The crew made patrols, checked on sprinkler protection units already in place and extinguished hotspots around structures and adjacent to...

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  • Wildfire west of Merritt contained

    A wildfire burning 23 kilometres west of Merritt off Highway 8 has been fully contained by firefighters. “Today there were 12 firefighters and a water tender working the fire,” said BC Wildfire information officer Melanie Morin. “That...

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  • B.C. WILDFIRE: Financial support offered to fire-affected businesses

      $1,500 emergency grants also for aboriginal communities and non-profits. The B.C. government is offering emergency grants of $1,500 for eligible small businesses affected by wildfires in the B.C. Interior. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson announced Monday the...

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  • Wildfire sparks west of Merritt

    The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a wildfire that is burning west of Merritt near Highway 8 and the Dot Ranch cut-off road. “We received  multiple reports we have crews on the way along with...

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  • Wildfire sparks south of Spences Bridge

    UPDATE: The BC Wildfire Service is reporting the fire, which grew to 20 hectares in size, is no longer active. A wildfire has popped up just nine kilometres south of Spences Bridge, burning near Highway 1 and the...

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  • BC Wildfire Service pleads with British Columbians: ’stay out of the backcountry’

      Though the weather had shown signs of improvement heading into the weekend, an updated forecast has B.C.’s wildfire firefighters asking people to stay out of the backcountry as firefighters continue to work to contain fires burning...

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