bc wildfires

Phil McLachlan, Penticton Western News

UPDATE: Wildfire forces evacuation of homes Summerland and Penticton

Emergency vehicles are at the scene near Sage Mesa

Phil McLachlan, Penticton Western News
Arson is likely cause of a string of fires set in Marsh Creek near Fruitvale on Friday night. (Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire and Rescue photo)

Arson suspected in several wildfires lit near Kootenay town

RCMP making progress in arson investigation of Marsh Creek fires

Arson is likely cause of a string of fires set in Marsh Creek near Fruitvale on Friday night. (Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire and Rescue photo)
It is suspected that the fire may have been caused by lightning. (Photo contributed August 2, 2020)

Dry Lake wildfire now classified as held

Wildfire was burning out of control north of Princeton for three days

It is suspected that the fire may have been caused by lightning. (Photo contributed August 2, 2020)
Map of the Trepanier Road wildfire near Peachland provided by B.C. Wildfire. (Photo - B.C. Wildfire Dashboard)

Wildfire burns near Okanagan Connector

All lanes are now open on Highway 97C

Map of the Trepanier Road wildfire near Peachland provided by B.C. Wildfire. (Photo - B.C. Wildfire Dashboard)
This photo of the Marble Point fire north of Sicamous was taken about 9 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020, when it appeared to still be growing. (Bigwater Taxi on Shuswap Lake photo)

UPDATE: Water bombers attack wildfire north of Sicamous above Shuswap Lake

Wildfire BC reports fire is still classified out of control, 25 personnel on ground

This photo of the Marble Point fire north of Sicamous was taken about 9 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020, when it appeared to still be growing. (Bigwater Taxi on Shuswap Lake photo)
Coldwater River, B.C. (Contributed)

Coldwater River wildfire near Coquihalla held at three-hectares

13 BC Wildfire personnel remain on scene

Coldwater River, B.C. (Contributed)
A forest fire was spotted around 10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3 at Marble Point, about halfway between Sicamous and Cinnemousun Narrows on the east side of Shuswap Lake. (Bigwater Taxi on Shuswap Lake photo)

VIDEO: Wildfire erupts north of Sicamous above Shuswap Lake

Observers suspect fireworks sparked blaze, Wildfire BC states cause still unknown

A forest fire was spotted around 10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3 at Marble Point, about halfway between Sicamous and Cinnemousun Narrows on the east side of Shuswap Lake. (Bigwater Taxi on Shuswap Lake photo)
The cause of the fire has not been determined. Photo contributed August 2, 2020

UPDATE: More personnel at Dry Lake fire, 43 properties remain under evacuation alert

Wildfire has been burning out of control north of Princeton for three days

The cause of the fire has not been determined. Photo contributed August 2, 2020
The BC Wildfire Service reported that 10 personnel were working on the Coldwater River wildfire on Aug. 3, 2020. (Black Press file photo)

Wildfire near Merritt creates smoke for drivers on Coquihalla

Coldwater River fire was estimated at seven hectares Aug. 3 and classified as out of control

The BC Wildfire Service reported that 10 personnel were working on the Coldwater River wildfire on Aug. 3, 2020. (Black Press file photo)
(B.C. Wildfire Dashboard)

Reported Big White wildfire dubbed ‘smoke chase’

Crews responded to the area but could not locate a fire

(B.C. Wildfire Dashboard)
(Black Press Media files)

Alleged impaired driver sparks small wildfire near Lytton after crash: B.C. RCMP

Good Samaritans prevented the blaze from getting out of control

(Black Press Media files)
Lightning caused four small fires to break out on or near Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie overnight Saturday, Aug. 1. (BC Wildfire Service Twitter photo)

Fires ignite on Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie; Kamloops Fire Centre blazes holding

Crews working throughout region over holiday weekend to contain wildfires

Lightning caused four small fires to break out on or near Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie overnight Saturday, Aug. 1. (BC Wildfire Service Twitter photo)
A number of wildfires sparked in the Kamloops Fire Centre as lightning struck the Southern Interior of B.C. Friday evening, July 31, 2020. (Black Press file)

Fourteen blazes sparked in Kamloops Fire Centre

Lightning the suspected cause of all fires but one; cause of Solco Creek blaze remains unknown

A number of wildfires sparked in the Kamloops Fire Centre as lightning struck the Southern Interior of B.C. Friday evening, July 31, 2020. (Black Press file)
Wildfire in pine beetle-attacked forest at Eutsuk Lake in northwest B.C., 2014. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

B.C. tackles wildfire prediction, new strategies to respond

Interior universities team up to gather, model data

Wildfire in pine beetle-attacked forest at Eutsuk Lake in northwest B.C., 2014. (B.C. Wildfire Service)
The Kamloops Fire Centre has issued bans on category two and category three open fires, effective from July 29 to Oct. 15. Source: pixabay

Kamloops Fire Centre bans category 2, 3 open fires

Additional bans have been placed on fireworks, sky lanterns

The Kamloops Fire Centre has issued bans on category two and category three open fires, effective from July 29 to Oct. 15. Source: pixabay
Two new fires spark on Wednesday. Image: BC Wildfire Centre

Two new blazes spark in Kamloops Fire Centre

One fire is northwest of Lillooet and the other is north of Cache Creek

Two new fires spark on Wednesday. Image: BC Wildfire Centre
BC Wildfire Map

No growth on wildfire near Merritt as BC Wildfire works to contain

The fire is 28-hectares in size and located near Highway 8 and the Shackan Indian Band

BC Wildfire Map
BC Wildfire Map

Mapping indicates wildfire near Merritt is 28-hectares, out-of-control

The fire was first reported on Monday, July 20

BC Wildfire Map
A previous year’s wildfire in B.C. (Photo BC Wildfire Service)

Almost 99% less land in B.C. burned this year compared to 2018

2018 was the worst year on record for wildfires

A previous year’s wildfire in B.C. (Photo BC Wildfire Service)
A haze, possibly caused by wildfire smoke drifting from as far away as Siberia, could be seen throughout the Okangan-Shuswap on Friday, July 3. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)

Haze over Okanagan and Shuswap skies may have drifted from Siberia

Few active wildifres so far this summer in B.C.

A haze, possibly caused by wildfire smoke drifting from as far away as Siberia, could be seen throughout the Okangan-Shuswap on Friday, July 3. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)