B.C. Wildfires 2021

Cool, damp weekend ahead but wildfire on Vancouver Island raises concerns

Cool, damp weekend ahead but wildfire on Vancouver Island raises concerns

 

A helicopter carrying a water bucket flies past a pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, produced by the Lytton Creek wildfire burning in the mountains above Lytton, B.C., on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Wind-fanned wildfire damages up to 60 properties in B.C.’s central Okanagan

Wind-fanned wildfire damages up to 60 properties in B.C.’s central Okanagan

 

The White Rock Lake wildfire burns west of Vernon, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. More than a dozen temperature records have fallen across southern and central British Columbia as a heat wave intensifies, adding to challenges facing crews battling nearly 270 wildfires in all corners of the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A forecast for winds of up to 60 km/h on B.C. wildfires is a ‘direct threat to life’

A forecast for winds of up to 60 km/h on B.C. wildfires is a ‘direct threat to life’

 

Wildfire risks increase with heat wave, some structure lost in voracious blaze

Wildfire risks increase with heat wave, some structure lost in voracious blaze

A helicopter is shown near the White Rock Lake wildfire near Westwold, B.C., in this recent handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Brenda Geisbrecht

‘We have nothing’: Residents share frustrations after destructive B.C. wildfire

‘We have nothing’: Residents share frustrations after destructive B.C. wildfire

A helicopter is shown near the White Rock Lake wildfire near Westwold, B.C., in this recent handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Brenda Geisbrecht
A fundraising campaign for The Farm, a popular mountain park destination, has raised nearly $70,000 after burning in the White Rock Lake wildfire. (GoFundMe)

Some evacuation orders, alerts, lifted near B.C. wildfire but heat set to return

White Rock Lake wildfire helped by a damp weekend but fire remains out of control

A fundraising campaign for The Farm, a popular mountain park destination, has raised nearly $70,000 after burning in the White Rock Lake wildfire. (GoFundMe)
Smoke from the Tremont Creek wildfire burning on a mountain rises in the distance behind a home in Ashcroft, B.C., on Thursday, July 15, 2021. British Columbia's wildfire danger map shows a low to moderate fire risk over much of the province after a rainy weekend, but the extreme risk is expected to resume quickly as another hot spell arrives. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Rain calms B.C. fire starts, lowers wildfire danger but relief not expected to last

Rain calms B.C. fire starts, lowers wildfire danger but relief not expected to last

Smoke from the Tremont Creek wildfire burning on a mountain rises in the distance behind a home in Ashcroft, B.C., on Thursday, July 15, 2021. British Columbia's wildfire danger map shows a low to moderate fire risk over much of the province after a rainy weekend, but the extreme risk is expected to resume quickly as another hot spell arrives. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A helicopter carrying a bucket flies past a property at Barnes Lake while battling the Tremont Creek wildfire near Ashcroft, B.C., on Thursday, July 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Wildfire devastates community of Monte Lake in B.C.’s southern Interior

Wildfire devastates community of Monte Lake in B.C.’s southern Interior

A helicopter carrying a bucket flies past a property at Barnes Lake while battling the Tremont Creek wildfire near Ashcroft, B.C., on Thursday, July 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A wildfire burns on a mountain above the Trans-Canada Highway near Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021.The BC Wildfire Service says more than 100 new fires have broken out this week in British Columbia as lightning storms and a return to hot weather helped push the total number of active fires to nearly 300. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

More wildfires have broken out in B.C. and strong winds expected to fan the flames

More wildfires have broken out in B.C. and strong winds expected to fan the flames

A wildfire burns on a mountain above the Trans-Canada Highway near Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021.The BC Wildfire Service says more than 100 new fires have broken out this week in British Columbia as lightning storms and a return to hot weather helped push the total number of active fires to nearly 300. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Smoke particles from wildfires enhance the colour of a sunset as a motorist travels on Highway 97C near Logan Lake, B.C., on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Above average temperatures for many parts of B.C. aren't expected to ease soon and Environment Canada says there is no hint of showers until at least the weekend for some regions of southern B.C. hit hard by wildfires. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Fires in Western Canada creating own weather systems, experts say

Fires in Western Canada creating own weather systems, experts say

Smoke particles from wildfires enhance the colour of a sunset as a motorist travels on Highway 97C near Logan Lake, B.C., on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Above average temperatures for many parts of B.C. aren't expected to ease soon and Environment Canada says there is no hint of showers until at least the weekend for some regions of southern B.C. hit hard by wildfires. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Firefighters from Mexico walk across the tarmac after arriving on a charter flight in Abbotsford, B.C, on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Ninety-nine firefighters will assist B.C. as the province deals with hundreds of wildfires burning in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Expert: climate change expected to bring longer wildfire seasons and more area burned

Expert: climate change expected to bring longer wildfire seasons and more area burned

Firefighters from Mexico walk across the tarmac after arriving on a charter flight in Abbotsford, B.C, on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Ninety-nine firefighters will assist B.C. as the province deals with hundreds of wildfires burning in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A helicopter with a water bucket flies past the Tremont Creek wildfire burning on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Doctors, air pollution experts forecast worsening health effects of wildfire smoke

Doctors, air pollution experts forecast worsening health effects of wildfire smoke

A helicopter with a water bucket flies past the Tremont Creek wildfire burning on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Helicopters fly past the Tremont Creek wildfire as it burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

More evacuations ordered in B.C. as wildfires flare, fanned by strong winds

More evacuations ordered in B.C. as wildfires flare, fanned by strong winds

Helicopters fly past the Tremont Creek wildfire as it burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Hundreds more ordered out of their homes in B.C. by threatening wildfires

Hundreds more ordered out of their homes in B.C. by threatening wildfires

Looking high above the small town of Osoyoos B.C. in the southern Okanagan the glow of smoke and fire illuminates the night sky on Thursday July 19, 2018. At least 160 properties have been ordered to evacuate as an aggressive wildfire burns in the south Okanagan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett

State of emergency declared in British Columbia over growing wildfires

State of emergency declared in British Columbia over growing wildfires

Looking high above the small town of Osoyoos B.C. in the southern Okanagan the glow of smoke and fire illuminates the night sky on Thursday July 19, 2018. At least 160 properties have been ordered to evacuate as an aggressive wildfire burns in the south Okanagan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett
Visitors to the Stampede had to cope an Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) of ten with wildfire smoke blowing into Calgary, Alta., Sunday, July 18, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

B.C. says accommodations for wildfire evacuees are filling up as evacuations continue

B.C. says accommodations for wildfire evacuees are filling up as evacuations continue

Visitors to the Stampede had to cope an Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) of ten with wildfire smoke blowing into Calgary, Alta., Sunday, July 18, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The sky glows orange as the Tremont Creek wildfire burns on a mountain in the distance behind St. Gerard's Catholic Church, in Ashcroft, B.C., on Thursday, July 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. premier defends not declaring state of emergency over wildfires

B.C. premier defends not declaring state of emergency over wildfires

The sky glows orange as the Tremont Creek wildfire burns on a mountain in the distance behind St. Gerard's Catholic Church, in Ashcroft, B.C., on Thursday, July 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

More than 1,400 properties ordered to evacuate in central B.C. due to wildfires

More than 1,400 properties ordered to evacuate in central B.C. due to wildfires

A wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Thomas Creek Fire, 1.5 km east of Skaha Lake, is shown near Okanagan Falls, B.C. in this recent photo. A new wildfire in British Columbia has forced the evacuation of nearly 80 properties, while residents of hundreds more homes around the south Okanagan lakeside community of Okanagan Falls have been ordered to be ready to go on short notice. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Penticton Herald-Mark Brett

New B.C. wildfire forces evacuations, some heat warnings resume in parts of B.C.

New B.C. wildfire forces evacuations, some heat warnings resume in parts of B.C.

The Thomas Creek Fire, 1.5 km east of Skaha Lake, is shown near Okanagan Falls, B.C. in this recent photo. A new wildfire in British Columbia has forced the evacuation of nearly 80 properties, while residents of hundreds more homes around the south Okanagan lakeside community of Okanagan Falls have been ordered to be ready to go on short notice. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Penticton Herald-Mark Brett
The Thomas Creek Fire, 1.5 km east of Skaha Lake, is shown near Okanagan Falls, B.C. in this recent photo. A new wildfire in British Columbia has forced the evacuation of nearly 80 properties, while residents of hundreds more homes around the south Okanagan lakeside community of Okanagan Falls have been ordered to be ready to go on short notice. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Penticton Herald-Mark Brett

RCMP investigating two areas over possible cause of fire that destroyed Lytton, B.C.

RCMP investigating two areas over possible cause of fire that destroyed Lytton, B.C.

The Thomas Creek Fire, 1.5 km east of Skaha Lake, is shown near Okanagan Falls, B.C. in this recent photo. A new wildfire in British Columbia has forced the evacuation of nearly 80 properties, while residents of hundreds more homes around the south Okanagan lakeside community of Okanagan Falls have been ordered to be ready to go on short notice. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Penticton Herald-Mark Brett