B.C. Wildfires 2021

B.C. Premier John Horgan responds to questions during a postelection news conference in Vancouver, on Sunday, October 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

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

John Horgan says ‘all hands’ are already on deck for firefighting

B.C. Premier John Horgan responds to questions during a postelection news conference in Vancouver, on Sunday, October 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue)

Wildfire season strikes a month early in B.C. with 1,100 blazes to date

Dry conditions will see new fires spark across the province into fall, says B.C. Wildfire Services

Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue)
A helicopter was seen flying over the Clearwater River with a bucket July 14, the skies very smoky. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)

Call a state of emergency over wildfires, Clearwater officials urge B.C. government

‘It’s time to try to get ahead of this as soon as we can’

A helicopter was seen flying over the Clearwater River with a bucket July 14, the skies very smoky. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)
Ulkatcho First Nation councillor and community health representative, Anthony Sims, waits as First Nation Health Authority community engagement coordinator Jamie Tanis says goodbye to an Ulkatcho elder who evacuated his community Wednesday, July 14, by helicopter to Puntzi, then by bus to Williams Lake and on to Prince George. Sims was travelling with his members to PG to assist them. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Evacuees from 100 Mile area, Ulkatcho First Nation head to Williams Lake

The ESS Centre is located at Lake City Secondary School Williams Lake Campus on Carson Drive

Ulkatcho First Nation councillor and community health representative, Anthony Sims, waits as First Nation Health Authority community engagement coordinator Jamie Tanis says goodbye to an Ulkatcho elder who evacuated his community Wednesday, July 14, by helicopter to Puntzi, then by bus to Williams Lake and on to Prince George. Sims was travelling with his members to PG to assist them. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A firefighter with Port Alberni Fire Department mops up a fire in Dry Creek Park early Tuesday, July 13, 2021. It was the second fire crews attended in a few hours in Dry Creek. (PHOTO COURTESY PAFD)

Port Alberni man arrested for arson as RCMP investigate rash of wildfires

Charges ‘not necessarily’ connected to human-caused fires in forested areas

A firefighter with Port Alberni Fire Department mops up a fire in Dry Creek Park early Tuesday, July 13, 2021. It was the second fire crews attended in a few hours in Dry Creek. (PHOTO COURTESY PAFD)
A view of Lytton on Friday, July 9, nine days after a wildfire ripped through the village on June 30. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

Greater Victoria rallies for residents who fled fire in Lytton

Fill a truck with supplies July 17 at Barnes Harley-Davidson

A view of Lytton on Friday, July 9, nine days after a wildfire ripped through the village on June 30. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
Wildfire rescues pets in Lytton. (GoFundMe)

Animal Food Bank looks to help pets of B.C. fire evacuees

The Animal Food Bank has started a GoFundMe

Wildfire rescues pets in Lytton. (GoFundMe)
The out of control Sparks Lake fire burning forests on June 30, 2021. BC WILDFIRE SERVICE

Sparks Lake wildfire near Kamloops remains largest in B.C.

An update on wildfires in the Kamloops region

  • Jul 15, 2021
The out of control Sparks Lake fire burning forests on June 30, 2021. BC WILDFIRE SERVICE
Sewist Nadine Baker is collecting donations to provide displaced residents mobile sewing kits so that they can begin to replace many significant items that were decimated by wildfire. (Facebook/Nadine Baker)

Indigenous woman collecting sewing kits to recreate sacred items lost in Lytton wildfire

Lillooet artisan Nadine Baker is determined to help the displaced peoples of Nlakapamux Nation

Sewist Nadine Baker is collecting donations to provide displaced residents mobile sewing kits so that they can begin to replace many significant items that were decimated by wildfire. (Facebook/Nadine Baker)
A wildfire burns in the mountains north of Lytton, B.C., on Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Entire communities ready to leave on short notice as B.C. wildfires rage

More than 1,760 square kilometres of land has burned in B.C. since the wildfire season began on April 1

A wildfire burns in the mountains north of Lytton, B.C., on Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Damaged structures are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Wildfire in Lytton, B.C. a ‘wake-up call’ to take precautions: safety board

Rail activity that sets fire to something on the right of way can have serious consequences, chairwoman says

Damaged structures are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Thomas Creek wildfire as seen at night. The fire, above OK Falls has grown to 1,100 ha. (Mike Biden)

Thomas Creek wildfire near Okanagan Falls balloons to 5,000 hectares

Ground crews will work the west flank and helicopters will continue working Wednesday

Thomas Creek wildfire as seen at night. The fire, above OK Falls has grown to 1,100 ha. (Mike Biden)
The B.C. Wildfire Service is battling a fire on the Okanagan Connector about 40 kilometres from West Kelowna Wednesday, July 14. The fire is estimated to be 40 hectares in size. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)

Wildfire breaks out off Okanagan Connector

Blaze about 40 kilometres from West Kelowna started Wednesday evening, July 14

The B.C. Wildfire Service is battling a fire on the Okanagan Connector about 40 kilometres from West Kelowna Wednesday, July 14. The fire is estimated to be 40 hectares in size. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
San Group owners Kamal Sanghera, left, Suki Sanghera and Paul Deol (from the Langley operation) announce $100 million in investments in their Port Alberni forestry operations on June 2, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Langley-based San Group donates lumber to help rebuild fire-ravaged village of Lytton

Donation follows on heels of Surrey’s Teal-Jones’s challenge to suppliers

San Group owners Kamal Sanghera, left, Suki Sanghera and Paul Deol (from the Langley operation) announce $100 million in investments in their Port Alberni forestry operations on June 2, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
A firefighter with Port Alberni Fire Department mops up a fire in Dry Creek Park early Tuesday, July 13, 2021. It was the second fire crews attended in a few hours in Dry Creek. (PHOTO COURTESY PAFD)

Port Alberni RCMP investigate rash of fires in Dry Creek Park

Port Alberni Fire Department says all the fires have been ‘human-caused’

A firefighter with Port Alberni Fire Department mops up a fire in Dry Creek Park early Tuesday, July 13, 2021. It was the second fire crews attended in a few hours in Dry Creek. (PHOTO COURTESY PAFD)
A wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Wildfire smoke to affect much of B.C. until fall: meteorologist

A special air quality statement warns of the smoke stretching from the Interior of B.C. to Yukon and the Alberta boundary

A wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Before and after images of the Village of Lytton, B.C. Before photo taken in 2018 (Google Street View); after photo taken on Friday, July 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: Before and after the blaze that destroyed the Village of Lytton

Images of the community 9 days after fire compared to what it looked like 3 years ago

Before and after images of the Village of Lytton, B.C. Before photo taken in 2018 (Google Street View); after photo taken on Friday, July 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
A firefighter with Port Alberni Fire Department knocks down a small wildfire next to the whistle stop station behind the Best Western Barclay Hotel Plus on Roger Street, next to the train tracks, Monday, July 12, 2021. (PHOTO COURTESY PAFD)

Port Alberni fire crews back at Dry Creek Park for another brush fire

Message about extreme fire danger ‘not resonating’ with public, says PAFD fire chief

A firefighter with Port Alberni Fire Department knocks down a small wildfire next to the whistle stop station behind the Best Western Barclay Hotel Plus on Roger Street, next to the train tracks, Monday, July 12, 2021. (PHOTO COURTESY PAFD)
Damaged structures and vehicles are seen in Lytton, B.C., Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. RCMP have set up three security checkpoints around Lytton, B.C., after residents were forced to escape a fast-moving wildfire that destroyed most of the village. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

UPDATE: RCMP probing ‘possible criminality’ in fatal Lytton wildfire

A fast-moving wildfire has destroyed most of the village

Damaged structures and vehicles are seen in Lytton, B.C., Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. RCMP have set up three security checkpoints around Lytton, B.C., after residents were forced to escape a fast-moving wildfire that destroyed most of the village. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Smoke from the fire near Whitecroft as seen from the trails of Sun Peaks, captured in this photo posted to social media by Twitter user Clientric.

Wildfire forces evacuation alert for Sun Peaks

Embleton Mountain wildfire has grown to 290 hectares

  • Jul 11, 2021
Smoke from the fire near Whitecroft as seen from the trails of Sun Peaks, captured in this photo posted to social media by Twitter user Clientric.