B.C. Wildfires 2022

Apex Fire Brigade showed this picture of all the protection equipment up at the mountain to explain why there is still an evacuation order. (Apex Fire Brigade)

Evacuation orders remain for Apex village due to the Keremeos Creek fire

Apex Mountain Resort residents have been out of their homes since Aug. 1

 

Airtankers send fire retardant on the Richter Mountain fire near Osoyoos. (BC Wildfire)

Richter Mountain wildfire, near Osoyoos being held

A vehicle fire sparked the blaze on Highway 3 on Aug. 4

 

Planned ignitions were successful on Aug. 11 at the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

High temperatures challenge firefighters working Keremeos Creek wildfire

The wildfire has increased in size to 6,948 hectares

 

(BC Wildfire Services)

Two wildfires on the go east of Vernon

Both were caused by lightning

(BC Wildfire Services)
Flames from a vehicle fire on Highway 3 spread up hill. (Facebook)

Highway 3A from Keremeos to Penticton reopens

Reduced speed limits and additional RCMP will be along the road

Flames from a vehicle fire on Highway 3 spread up hill. (Facebook)
Unit Crew mopping up a spot on the Keremeos Creek Wildfire (BC Wildfire Service photo)

45 new wildfires spark after lightning hits dry areas of B.C.

There are 89 wildfires actively burning in B.C., six of them are wildfires of note

Unit Crew mopping up a spot on the Keremeos Creek Wildfire (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Emergency personnel were on the scene of a wildfire near Fairmont Tuesday evening. RDEK file
Emergency personnel were on the scene of a wildfire near Fairmont Tuesday evening. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Firefighters gain upper hand on 2-hectare wildfire south of Fairmont, B.C.

The fire is burning on Crown land on the west side of Highway 93/95 near the Columbia Lake viewpoint

Emergency personnel were on the scene of a wildfire near Fairmont Tuesday evening. RDEK file
Emergency personnel were on the scene of a wildfire near Fairmont Tuesday evening. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
(B.C. Wildfire Services Dashboard)

Lightning starts wildfire east of Vernon

The blaze is 0.80 hectares in Cherryville

(B.C. Wildfire Services Dashboard)
(BC Wildfire)

Special air quality statement in place for the Okanagan

Smoky conditions are expected to last for 24-48 hours

(BC Wildfire)
Flames from a vehicle fire on Highway 3 spread up hill. (Facebook)

Flames from vehicle fire quickly spread off Highway 3 east of Keremeos

There is a detour available via Highway 3A, but a variable speed corridor is in effect

Flames from a vehicle fire on Highway 3 spread up hill. (Facebook)
BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up in areas surrounding the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)

EDITORIAL: Wildfire season is heating up

Recent increase in wildfire activity is cause for concern

  • Aug 11, 2022
BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up in areas surrounding the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)
A new fire on the north side of Mt. Smart in Glacier National Park. (Parks Canada)

Parks Canada responding to a new fire near Revelstoke in Glacier National Park

Parks Canada are responding to a new fire in Glacier National Park on the north side of Mt. Smart

A new fire on the north side of Mt. Smart in Glacier National Park. (Parks Canada)
The BC Wildfire Service will organize ground crews and aerial support for the remaining Nohomin wildfire. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service)

Nohomin Creek blaze downgraded from wildfire of note

Remaining fire in Stein Valley Nlaka-pamux Heritage Park will be left to naturally extinguish

The BC Wildfire Service will organize ground crews and aerial support for the remaining Nohomin wildfire. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service)
The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a fire north of Terrace. (Contributed photo)

‘Extremely dangerous’: Civilian drone reported flying over northern B.C. wildfire

All airspace above and around wildfires is restricted to firefighting personnel, says BC Wildfire

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a fire north of Terrace. (Contributed photo)
This burned tree along Highway 3A is a hazard and could come down onto the road. It’s an example of the dangers of opening the highway too soon, said BC Wildfire. (BC Wildfire)

Some Keremeos Creek fire evacuation orders and alerts rescinded

Evacuations lifted for over 40 properties along Hwy 3A corridor

This burned tree along Highway 3A is a hazard and could come down onto the road. It’s an example of the dangers of opening the highway too soon, said BC Wildfire. (BC Wildfire)
A photo from the Cedar Creek Ranch near Olalla on Aug 3. Volunteers assisted firefighters until the early hours of the morning to protect the ranch. The cattle ranch is still standing thanks to all the firefighters and helping hands of the community. (Facebook)

B.C. man has helped battle many wildfires – but nothing like the Keremeos Creek fire

“The sound was as if you were on the tarmac at the Vancouver Airport and let a 767 land on you”

A photo from the Cedar Creek Ranch near Olalla on Aug 3. Volunteers assisted firefighters until the early hours of the morning to protect the ranch. The cattle ranch is still standing thanks to all the firefighters and helping hands of the community. (Facebook)
Fire activity at the Maria Creek wildfire on Aug. 1. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

B.C. wildfires: Blazes in southern regions continue to challenge crews

50 active fires burning across the province

Fire activity at the Maria Creek wildfire on Aug. 1. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
The most recent map of the Keremeos Creek Wildfire's perimeter from August 9, including areas where planned ignitions were conducted. (BC Wildfire Service)

Keremeos Creek Wildfire over 6,800 hectares

No estimate for when Highway 3A will reopen

The most recent map of the Keremeos Creek Wildfire's perimeter from August 9, including areas where planned ignitions were conducted. (BC Wildfire Service)
BC Wildfire Service crews are using planned ignitions to control where wildfires are burning. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)

B.C. wildfires: 55 blazes burning, 8 of particular concern

Steep, rocky terrain and hot, dry conditions posing challenges for crews

BC Wildfire Service crews are using planned ignitions to control where wildfires are burning. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)
Smoke particles invisible to the naked eye can be inhaled deep into the lungs. (East Pierce Fire and Rescue file photo).

Experts offer tips to stay safe amid wildfire smoke across B.C.

Be aware of potential danger as winds push smoke across province

Smoke particles invisible to the naked eye can be inhaled deep into the lungs. (East Pierce Fire and Rescue file photo).