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Wildfire spreading west of 100 Mile House, B.C. as evacuation orders in effect

July 7, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

100 MILE HOUSE, B.C. – A wildfire in British Columbia’s Cariboo region has scorched more than 12 square kilometres of bush near 100 Mile House. The BC Wildfire Service says heavy smoke makes it difficult to determine the exact size

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Trans-Canada Highway closed as wildfire spreads west of Kamloops, B.C.

July 6, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – An out-of-control wildfire is burning through the Cherry Creek area west of Kamloops, B.C. The BC Wildfire Service says the 15-hectare fire has damaged one outbuilding and partially effected a residence in the area. Spokeswoman Justine Hunse

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Wildfire south of Penticton, B.C. forces evacuation order, alert

July 5, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

PENTICTON, B.C. – Fire crews appear to have the upper hand on a wildfire that roared to life Tuesday in the south Okanagan community of Kaleden, B.C. BC Wildfire Service spokeswoman Justine Hunse says the fire that has scorched 6.5

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Chief in Bella Bella, B.C. demands action on wildfire near coastal community

February 6, 2017 The Canadian Press

BELLA BELLA, B.C. – The chief of a village near British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest says members of the First Nations community fought a wildfire on their own this weekend after they were unable to get help from provincial government

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BC Wildfire Service interactive map helps distinguish between registered, open burns and wildfires

November 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The BC Wildfire Service is making an interactive map that displays details and locations for specific registered fires available on its website. Although wildfires are rare in British Columbia at this time of year, smoke from legal, registered open burns

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BC Wildfire Service making “good progress” on 23 small wildfires in province’s southeast

September 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The BC Wildfire Service has reported that its firefighters are making “good progress” on the two dozen small lightning-caused wildfires that started in the southeast part of the province over the past week. Since Aug. 29, BC Wildfire Service crews

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String of wildfires in British Columbia believed to be arson, BC Wildfire Service says

May 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Investigators with the BC Wildfire Service and provincial natural resource officers have found evidence to suggest at least 10 separate wildfires in three distinct areas have been deliberately set. Extra conservation officers have been brought in to help with the

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45 new wildfires burn in northeast British Columbia over two-day period

April 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The BC Wildfire Service has responded to 45 new wildfires in northeast British Columbia over a two-day period, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations said on Tuesday. The ministry said in a statement on Tuesday evening that

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B.C. has seen 59 wildfires since April 1, forestry ministry says

April 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

BC Wildfire Service crews have responded to 59 wildfires since April 1, including 12 in the Prince George Fire Centre, the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations said on Friday. Almost all of the wildfires were

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Progress made on wildfires in British Columbia’s Cariboo region

April 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Fire crews in British Columbia are continuing their efforts to suppress a wildfire burning three kilometres south of the Nazko community, the province’s Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations said on Tuesday. As of Tuesday, the Nazko fire