B.C. Wildfires 2021

The Nk’Mip fire as seen from above shortly after it first started July 19. (BC Wildfire)

Some evacuees on Osoyoos Indian Band land get to return home

Several properties around McKinney Road still remain on evacuation order

 

A Fortis power pole sparked on a property on Anarchist Mountain starting a grass fire last week. Just one of the many unexpected challenges firefighters are facing. (Facebook)

Osoyoos wildfire evacuees from Anarchist Mountain growing weary

Residents have been ordered out of their homes since July 20

 

A good amount of rain Sunday helped the fire behaviour of the Bunting Road wildfire 41 kilometres northeast of Lumby. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Motorists reminded to keep out of active area as fire near Mabel Lake smoulders

Mabel Lake Forest Service Road is closed between kilometres 14 and 40

 

Nine-year-old Chilliwackian Emily Loewen shares a moment with Lytton mayor Jan Polderman on Tuesday. Loewen presented Polderman $3,440 on Tuesday, Aug. 3, most of it raised through lemonade sales. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Nine-year-old Chilliwack girl presents Lytton mayor with $3,440 from lemonade sales

Emily Loewen’s donation may be used to help re-stock the Lytton library once it’s rebuilt

Nine-year-old Chilliwackian Emily Loewen shares a moment with Lytton mayor Jan Polderman on Tuesday. Loewen presented Polderman $3,440 on Tuesday, Aug. 3, most of it raised through lemonade sales. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
A helicopter delivers water onto the White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold on July 24, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)

Temporary camp set up for 200-plus firefighters in Vernon

Public asked to stay away, respect privacy of 200-plus firefighting personnel who will call camp home

A helicopter delivers water onto the White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold on July 24, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)
Brenda Creek Wildfire on morning of July 26. (BC Wildfire Service)

‘Excellent progress’ made at Brenda Creek wildfire

The fire has seen no growth in the past 48 hours and continues to burn at around 824 hectares

Brenda Creek Wildfire on morning of July 26. (BC Wildfire Service)
Garrison Lake fire, July 25. (Facebook)

More evacuation alerts issued for Garrison Lake wildfire

The blaze is now an estimated 8,400 hectares in size

Garrison Lake fire, July 25. (Facebook)
Area resident Dan Newcomb shares a photo of the White Rock Lake wildfire burning behind Westwold on Aug. 1, 2021. (Dan Newcomb - Facebook)
Area resident Dan Newcomb shares a photo of the White Rock Lake wildfire burning behind Westwold on Aug. 1, 2021. (Dan Newcomb - Facebook)

UPDATE: White Rock Lake wildfire burns 15km west of Westside Road: RDCO

Structure protection help comes from 35 different fire departments

Area resident Dan Newcomb shares a photo of the White Rock Lake wildfire burning behind Westwold on Aug. 1, 2021. (Dan Newcomb - Facebook)
Area resident Dan Newcomb shares a photo of the White Rock Lake wildfire burning behind Westwold on Aug. 1, 2021. (Dan Newcomb - Facebook)
Kelowna International Airport. (File)

UPDATE: No fly-zone being amended in Kelowna, YLW operations to resume

More than two dozen arriving and departing flights on Tuesday were cancelled

Kelowna International Airport. (File)
A pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, forms in the sky as the Tremont Creek wildfire burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Winds, thunderstorms in the forecast for B.C. fire zone

Province holding its own, according to B.C.’s joint fire information management centre

A pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, forms in the sky as the Tremont Creek wildfire burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Three Valley Lake Fire on July 20. (Photo by Nicole Rodriguez-Garcia)

UPDATE: Evacuation order for Three Valley Lake fire partially rescinded

BC Wildfire Service now has a crew of 16 assigned to the fire

Three Valley Lake Fire on July 20. (Photo by Nicole Rodriguez-Garcia)
BC Wildfire map of area.
BC Wildfire map of area.
The White Rock Lake Wildfire near Westwold grew some more overnight Monday, Aug. 2, but also got some help from Mother Nature. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

UPDATE: Smoke hampers fight to control White Rock Lake wildfire

Blaze near Westwold grows by a few hundred hectares but rain helps with suppression efforts

The White Rock Lake Wildfire near Westwold grew some more overnight Monday, Aug. 2, but also got some help from Mother Nature. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Craig Luke put out a wildfire near Duncan Lake with a plastic bag. Photo: Craig Luke

West Kootenay man spends 24 hours fighting wildfire with plastic bag

Nelson resident douses wildfire near Duncan Lake

Craig Luke put out a wildfire near Duncan Lake with a plastic bag. Photo: Craig Luke
The BC Wildfire Service has received reports of traffic controllers working the roadblocks around the Two Mile Road wildfire near Sicamous being subject to verbal and physical abuse from the public. (Aim Roads photo)

Abuse of flaggers at wildfire roadblocks on Highway 97A inflames Sicamous fire chief

BC Wildfire Service, RCMP encourage respect of traffic controllers there for public safety

The BC Wildfire Service has received reports of traffic controllers working the roadblocks around the Two Mile Road wildfire near Sicamous being subject to verbal and physical abuse from the public. (Aim Roads photo)
Ben from the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department working through the night putting out hot spots on the mountain. (AMFD Facebook)

Only 2 mm of rain fell on South Okanagan wildfires

Expected winds and hot, dry weather will continue to challenge these fires, said BC Wildfire

Ben from the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department working through the night putting out hot spots on the mountain. (AMFD Facebook)
A view of the Three Valley Lake Fire on July 27. (Zach Roman-Salmon Arm Observer)

Three Valley Lake fire reported to be 500 ha

BC Wildfire Service says the terrain is keeping crews from taking action

A view of the Three Valley Lake Fire on July 27. (Zach Roman-Salmon Arm Observer)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. The fire grew to an estimated 824 ha, according to a BC Wildfire update on Sunday, July 24. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

Scattered precipitation helped with Brenda Creek wildfire behaviour

Conditions will return to warm and dry, making fighting the fire a challenge

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. The fire grew to an estimated 824 ha, according to a BC Wildfire update on Sunday, July 24. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
Kelowna International Airport. (File)

UPDATE: Flights at Kelowna International Airport cancelled due to White Rock Lake fire

Flights into or out of the Okanagan have been cancelled for part of the day

Kelowna International Airport. (File)
Cooler temperatures and precipitation Sunday, Aug. 1, may have been a help in battling the Two Mile Wildfire near the District of Sicamous. (BC Wildfire Service aerial photo)
Cooler temperatures and precipitation Sunday, Aug. 1, may have been a help in battling the Two Mile Wildfire near the District of Sicamous. (BC Wildfire Service aerial photo)

Mother Nature offers brief reprieve in Shuswap firefighting efforts

Drop in temperatures and even some rain played a role in helping suppression efforts Sunday, Aug. 1

Cooler temperatures and precipitation Sunday, Aug. 1, may have been a help in battling the Two Mile Wildfire near the District of Sicamous. (BC Wildfire Service aerial photo)
Cooler temperatures and precipitation Sunday, Aug. 1, may have been a help in battling the Two Mile Wildfire near the District of Sicamous. (BC Wildfire Service aerial photo)