Shuswap

Thirteen addresses at Adams Lake were included in an evacuation alert issued by the TNRD on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 6, 2023. (TNRD image)

Evacuation order issued for 13 more Shuswap properties at Adams Lake

Order area stretches long southwest end of lake

Thirteen addresses at Adams Lake were included in an evacuation alert issued by the TNRD on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 6, 2023. (TNRD image)
An ongoing effort to restore watersheds and wetlands in the province could create a healthier future by mitigating the impacts of climate change on communities, strengthening ecosystems and securing quality drinking water. (Contributed by BC Gov)
An ongoing effort to restore watersheds and wetlands in the province could create a healthier future by mitigating the impacts of climate change on communities, strengthening ecosystems and securing quality drinking water. (Contributed by BC Gov)
Adams Lake Forest Service Road is closed to public traffic as of Aug. 3, 2023. (Sandra Johnson-Facebook)

12 properties on west side of Adams Lake put under evacuation order

Bush Creek East fire in Thompson Nicola region threatening properties; approximately 107 under alert or order

Adams Lake Forest Service Road is closed to public traffic as of Aug. 3, 2023. (Sandra Johnson-Facebook)
The East Adams Lake wildfire spreads across the lake from Interfor’s Adams Lake mill on Wednesday night, Aug. 2, 2023. (Rick Kwitkoski/Facebook photo)

Boaters urged to stay away from Shuswap firefighting operation

Regional district says some people have chosen to not follow evacuation order

The East Adams Lake wildfire spreads across the lake from Interfor’s Adams Lake mill on Wednesday night, Aug. 2, 2023. (Rick Kwitkoski/Facebook photo)
An image of the Lower East Adams Lake Fire from late afternoon on Aug.2. (CSRD)

Wildfire burning in North Shuswap threatens structures, evacuation order issued

The wildfire is located 21 kilometres north of Chase on the east side of Adams Lake

An image of the Lower East Adams Lake Fire from late afternoon on Aug.2. (CSRD)
The map shows which areas near the Lower East Adams Lake wildfire are still under evacuation alert and which properties are now in the all clear zone. (CSRD)

Evacuation alert lifted for 55 Shuswap properties near Adams Lake wildfire

Despite growth, fire continues to move away from structures

The map shows which areas near the Lower East Adams Lake wildfire are still under evacuation alert and which properties are now in the all clear zone. (CSRD)
The Lower Adams Lake East wildfire burns in the mountains above lakeshore properties currently under an evacuation alert. (CSRD photo)

Wildfire structure protection units being moved from Shuswap to Osoyoos, Kamloops

Lower East Adams Lake remains stable with no significant growth

The Lower Adams Lake East wildfire burns in the mountains above lakeshore properties currently under an evacuation alert. (CSRD photo)
Some of the water delivery machinery set up for structure protection at the Lower East Adams Lake wildfire. (CSRD photo)

Shuswap wildfire remains stable with no significant growth

Lower East Adams Lake sits at smaller estimated size and reduced, ‘smouldering ground fire’ behaviour

Some of the water delivery machinery set up for structure protection at the Lower East Adams Lake wildfire. (CSRD photo)
The map shows the Eagle Bay wildfire, now under control, to the right and the out of control Lower East Adams Lake and Bush Creek East fires in red on the left. (BCWS)

UPDATE: Eagle Bay fire under control, additional resources sent to Adams Lake

CSRD says cooler temperatures helping to reduce fire behaviour

The map shows the Eagle Bay wildfire, now under control, to the right and the out of control Lower East Adams Lake and Bush Creek East fires in red on the left. (BCWS)
As of July 24, the Lower East Adams wildfire by Adams Lake was estimated to be 2,000 hectares in size. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Resources added for structure protection near 2,000 hectare Adams Lake wildfire

BC Wildfire Service sending specialized water delivery system to evacuation alert area

As of July 24, the Lower East Adams wildfire by Adams Lake was estimated to be 2,000 hectares in size. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Smoke from the Lower East Adams Lake wildfire. (BCWS)

UPDATE: Some North Okanagan-Shuswap fires grow, 1 now being held

Lower East Adams Lake fire continues to burn away from structures on evacuation alert: BCWS

Smoke from the Lower East Adams Lake wildfire. (BCWS)
The East Adams Lake wildfire in the Shuswap was estimated to be 210 hectares in size as of Friday, July 21, 2023. (CSRD image)

Shuswap wildfire reaches 210 hectares, evacuation alerts remain in effect

Alerts issued Thursday for nearly 100 properties on lower east Adams Lake

The East Adams Lake wildfire in the Shuswap was estimated to be 210 hectares in size as of Friday, July 21, 2023. (CSRD image)
The BC Wildfire Service is responding to the .5-hectare Squilax Mountain fire burning southwest of Sorrento. (BCWS image)

Lightning suspected cause of new fire in South Shuswap

BC Wildfire Service initial attack crew responding

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to the .5-hectare Squilax Mountain fire burning southwest of Sorrento. (BCWS image)
BC Wildfire Crews are responding to the Annis FSR fire discovered southwest of Sicamous Wednesday, July 19, 2023. (CSRD photo)
BC Wildfire Crews are responding to the Annis FSR fire discovered southwest of Sicamous Wednesday, July 19, 2023. (CSRD photo)
Showing no overnight growth, Bush Creek East wildfire burning west of Adams Lake was estimated to be 310 hectares as of Wednesday morning July 19, 2023. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Firefighters quick to get handle on pair of North Shuswap fires

Adams Lake wildfires show no overnight growth

Showing no overnight growth, Bush Creek East wildfire burning west of Adams Lake was estimated to be 310 hectares as of Wednesday morning July 19, 2023. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
The Bush Creek East wildfire, ignited Wednesday southwest of Squaam Bay along Adams Lake, was estimated to have reached 265 hectares as of Monday, July 17, 2023. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Wildfire near Adams Lake at 265 hectares, three new fires discovered

BC Wildfire Service personnel, air tankers responding to Bush Creek East blaze

The Bush Creek East wildfire, ignited Wednesday southwest of Squaam Bay along Adams Lake, was estimated to have reached 265 hectares as of Monday, July 17, 2023. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
The West Kiskatinaw River wildfire (G70645) burns in the District of Tumbler Ridge, B.C. in this Thursday, June 8, 2023 handout image provided by the BC Wildfire Service. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, BC Wildfire Service *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Uzelman: B.C. forest practices further fuel massive fires

A column by Bruce Uzelman

  • Jul 10, 2023
The West Kiskatinaw River wildfire (G70645) burns in the District of Tumbler Ridge, B.C. in this Thursday, June 8, 2023 handout image provided by the BC Wildfire Service. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, BC Wildfire Service *MANDATORY CREDIT*
According to Statistics Canada, inflation in B.C. stayed at 6.2 per cent in February 2023. While prices at the pump dropped, rents rose. Inflation dropped across Canada to 5.2 per cent in February, down from 5.9 per cent in January. (Black Press Media File)
According to Statistics Canada, inflation in B.C. stayed at 6.2 per cent in February 2023. While prices at the pump dropped, rents rose. Inflation dropped across Canada to 5.2 per cent in February, down from 5.9 per cent in January. (Black Press Media File)
FILE - (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Uzelman: Premiers propose sensible climate and energy policy

A column by Bruce Uzelman

  • Jul 10, 2023
FILE - (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Campfire. (Black Press Media - File)

Campfire ban in effect for Kamloops Fire Centre

The ban starts June 8 at noon

Campfire. (Black Press Media - File)