bc wildfires

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)
The Battleship Mountain wildfire near Hudson’s Hope as seen Sep. 2. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)

B.C. Wildfire Service warns of multiple out-of-control fires

Evacuation orders in place for some properties near Lillooet and Hudson’s Hope

The Battleship Mountain wildfire near Hudson’s Hope as seen Sep. 2. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)
The Champion Creek wildfire, west of Princeton is now 111 hectares in size. Tulameen and District Fire Department took this photo 13 km on the Lodestone forest service road, looking towards Dear Mountain. (Photo- Tulameen and District Fire Department Facebook)
The Champion Creek wildfire, west of Princeton is now 111 hectares in size. Tulameen and District Fire Department took this photo 13 km on the Lodestone forest service road, looking towards Dear Mountain. (Photo- Tulameen and District Fire Department Facebook)
Air tankers work the Skaha Creek fire in September 2021. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

Time to wave a final goodbye to the Convair air tankers in the Okanagan

Tanker 44, 49, and 55 will be retired on Sept. 6 but not before a proper send-off

Air tankers work the Skaha Creek fire in September 2021. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire southwest of Penticton on Aug. 26. BC Wildfire Service says the blaze is now considered “held.”

Keremeos Creek wildfire considered held, no longer ‘out of control’

All evacuation orders and alerts have been rescinded by the regional district

The Keremeos Creek wildfire southwest of Penticton on Aug. 26. BC Wildfire Service says the blaze is now considered “held.”
Summerland firefighters respond to a grass fire along the Princeton-Summerland Road. The 
municipality of Summerland is applying for grant funding for fire mitigation work. (File photo)

Summerland seeks grant for fire mitigation work

Work will take place near Trapper’s Flats area west of community

Summerland firefighters respond to a grass fire along the Princeton-Summerland Road. The 
municipality of Summerland is applying for grant funding for fire mitigation work. (File photo)
Spot sized fire near Summerland. (BC Wildfire)

Lightning caused fire near Summerland doused

BC Wildfire is on scene of the Eneas Creek blaze

Spot sized fire near Summerland. (BC Wildfire)
A new fire was discovered Aug. 23 just east of Little White (BC Wildfire Service)

Small fire near Little White southeast of Kelowna

The fire is believed to be human caused

  • Aug 23, 2022
A new fire was discovered Aug. 23 just east of Little White (BC Wildfire Service)
Aerial crews work to extinguish a wildfire in the Kamloops Zone. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)

B.C. wildfires: Close to 40,000 hectares burned so far in 2022

Burn area far lower than 2021’s more than 850,000 hectares

Aerial crews work to extinguish a wildfire in the Kamloops Zone. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)
The Cosens Creek wildfire in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park in Coldstream, which began Friday, Aug. 19, has been classified as out as of Sunday, Aug. 21. (Coldstream Fire Department photo)

North Okanagan wildfires held, extinguished

Vlem Creek fire estimated at three hectares in size; Cosens Creek fire classified as out by B.C. Wildfire

The Cosens Creek wildfire in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park in Coldstream, which began Friday, Aug. 19, has been classified as out as of Sunday, Aug. 21. (Coldstream Fire Department photo)
(Black Press Media Creative)

11,000 lightning strikes spark nearly 100 new fires: BC Wildfire Service

188 active fires burning in province, 6 considered fires of note

(Black Press Media Creative)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire on Friday, Aug. 19. (BC Wildfire Service)

Winds and planned ignitions grow Keremeos Creek wildfire to 7,000 hectares

Winds expected to increase amid risk of thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday

The Keremeos Creek wildfire on Friday, Aug. 19. (BC Wildfire Service)
Fire burning near Armstrong.

UPDATE: Wildfire just east of Armstrong grows to 10 hectares

BC Wildfire is on scene of a blaze near Armstrong

Fire burning near Armstrong.
A map of the restricted area. (BC Wildfire Service)

Wildfire east of Revelstoke prompts area restriction near Akolkolex FSR

The wildfire 24 km east of Revelstoke has been burning since Aug. 12

A map of the restricted area. (BC Wildfire Service)
The BC Wildfire Service is responding to the Mount Grice-Hutchinson wildfire, about 20 kilometres south of Seymour Arm, on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Firefighters continue attack on Shuswap wildfire that prompted evacuation alert

BC Wildfire Service crews working on two fires, with a third on their radar

  • Aug 18, 2022
The BC Wildfire Service is responding to the Mount Grice-Hutchinson wildfire, about 20 kilometres south of Seymour Arm, on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Apex Fire Brigade worked alongside BC Wildfire Services and many other B.C. fire departments to protect the evacuated properties at Apex Mountain Resort from the nearby Keremeos Creek Wildfire. Apex residents expressed their gratitude to all the firefighters who kept their homes intact. (Apex Fire Brigade)

No more properties are on evacuation order for Keremeos Creek wildfire

Evacuation orders for properties along Green Mountain and Sheep Creek Road rescinded, alerts lifted

Apex Fire Brigade worked alongside BC Wildfire Services and many other B.C. fire departments to protect the evacuated properties at Apex Mountain Resort from the nearby Keremeos Creek Wildfire. Apex residents expressed their gratitude to all the firefighters who kept their homes intact. (Apex Fire Brigade)
BX-Swan Lake Fire Department (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon fire sparked by lawnmower blade

The blaze was contained by the farmer until firefighters arrived

BX-Swan Lake Fire Department (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Lightning strikes in B.C. between August 10 and 13, 2022 (BC Wildfire Service/Facebook)

B.C. light show ignited 140 new wildfires

Lightning touched ground over 17,000 times

  • Aug 14, 2022
Lightning strikes in B.C. between August 10 and 13, 2022 (BC Wildfire Service/Facebook)
(BC Wildfire Services)

Two wildfires on the go east of Vernon

Both were caused by lightning

(BC Wildfire Services)