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Local firefighters Scott Rear, Brandon Knowles, Nik Wells, Dawson Tindale and Brent Henning form the five-person team from Metchosin and Sooke that headed to Lytton on the first ferry July 1. (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)

‘A heartbreaking scene’: View Royal fire chief on the ground in Lytton

Wildfire season gearing up to be one of the worst yet, Paul Hurst says

 

An aerial firefighting helicopter with a Bambi Bucket can be seen dropping water on a localized spot of the Cherry Creek fire off Clayton Road, Monday night. (TONY SHUMUK/ Special to the AV News)

Fire crews stop spread of wildfire near Port Alberni

Crews worked throughout the night to stop spread of the fire

 

An aerial firefighting helicopter with a Bambi Bucket can be seen dropping water on a localized spot of the Cherry Creek fire off Clayton Road, Monday night. (TONY SHUMUK/ Special to the AV News)

VIDEO: Aerial tankers brought in to fight wildfire near Port Alberni

Fire has doubled to 2 hectares on Beaufort Range bluff in Cherry Creek

 

A forest fire burns late into the evening northeast of Prince Albert, Sask., on Monday, May 17, 2021. Fire conditions for Western Canada are a concern as the summer approaches, but everything depends on what kind of weather the next few months bring, experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis

Canada may see more ‘zombie fires’ as climate warms and winters shorten

Blazes that continue to burn through the winter in Canada were once thought to be a myth but the so-called zombie fires may become more common, experts say

A forest fire burns late into the evening northeast of Prince Albert, Sask., on Monday, May 17, 2021. Fire conditions for Western Canada are a concern as the summer approaches, but everything depends on what kind of weather the next few months bring, experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis
Saanich fire Capt. Carl Trepels is reminding residents to be cautious as the forest fire risk in Greater Victoria has been upgraded to ‘extreme’ – as indicated on the sign outside Fire Hall #1. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Greater Victoria forest fire risk upgraded to ‘extreme’

Residents reminded to be cautious with smoking material, avoid all outdoor burning

Saanich fire Capt. Carl Trepels is reminding residents to be cautious as the forest fire risk in Greater Victoria has been upgraded to ‘extreme’ – as indicated on the sign outside Fire Hall #1. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
All the fires in the Cowichan Valley that resulted from last week’s electrical storm, including the one pictured near Meade Creek, are now considered under control. (BC Wildlife Service)

South Vancouver Island fires sparked by electrical storm now under control

Rain last week assisted firefighters in tackling remote blazes in the Cowichan area

All the fires in the Cowichan Valley that resulted from last week’s electrical storm, including the one pictured near Meade Creek, are now considered under control. (BC Wildlife Service)
A forest fire near Meade Lake that was sparked by the electrical storm Sunday night was considered out of control and covered six hectares as of Tuesday morning. (BC Wildlife Service)

Fire near Sooke Reservoir burning out of control after electrical storm

Crews from Coastal Fire Centre working to extinguish them

A forest fire near Meade Lake that was sparked by the electrical storm Sunday night was considered out of control and covered six hectares as of Tuesday morning. (BC Wildlife Service)
Firefighters now have the wildfire on Green Mountain under control. (File photo)

Central Vancouver Island’s Green Mountain fire under full control

Fire fighters still monitoring site between Cowichan Lake and Nanaimo River

Firefighters now have the wildfire on Green Mountain under control. (File photo)