TOPIC: B.C. WILDFIRES 2018
Roads washed out, Telegraph Creek cut off as flood, rainfall warnings persist across B.C.
Large areas of central and northern B.C. remain under flood and rainfall warnings Friday. B.C.'s River Forecast Centre has issued flood warnings and advisories for the upper Fraser River and its tributaries around Prince George, as well as the Quesnel River.
Here's how wildfires can burn underground for months or even years
"You have fires that can get into that deep, deep dried organic material, and with just a little bit of oxygen they can hang on for years."
As threat of wildfire grows, B.C. lets logging debris litter landscape for years
After managing the fight against last summer's massive Shovel Lake fire, a member of the B.C. Wildfire Service filed a complaint about all the dead wood he was seeing on the ground. But as it turns out, every logging company in the area had met their legal requirements under B.C.'s Wildfire Act.
Expect every year to be 'awful': Experts weigh how to protect B.C. public from wildfire smoke
If the last few years are any indication, wildfire smoke is becoming a fact of life in B.C. — and with that comes the inevitable questions about how it's affecting our health.
B.C. forests contribute 'hidden' carbon emissions that dwarf official numbers, report says
"Uncounted forest emissions" represent a major hole in B.C.'s climate plan and show the need for a provincial forest emissions-reduction strategy, according to a new report by an environmental group.
Climate change was the driving force behind destructive 2017 B.C. wildfire season, study says
The record-breaking B.C. wildfires of 2017 may have burned as much as 11 times more land than they would have without the influence of human-caused climate change, according to new research.
Christmas album by B.C. artist inspired by community resilience during wildfires
Francois Lake-based songwriter Rachelle van Zanten recorded her new Christmas album while wildfires raged across B.C. and she says the collection is inspired by the big hearts of the people in her small community during that time.
'It blows my mind': How B.C. destroys a key natural wildfire defence every year
Last year, 12,812 hectares of B.C. forest was sprayed with the herbicide glyphosate. It's an annual event — a mass extermination of broadleaf trees mandated by the province.
Project aims to 'fire-smart' central B.C. properties by removing wildfire fuel
A program to help seniors and residents with disabilities remove wildfire fuel from their properties has been introduced in central B.C.
Community store that provided relief during B.C. wildfires burns down in Grassy Plains
The Grassy Plains Country Store burned down Wednesday morning. The store, located 265 kilometres west of Prince George, was known as a community hub and for providing relief during this summer's wildfire season.
Evacuees prepare to return home 3 months after wildfire devastates Telegraph Creek
More than 250 wildfire evacuees from Telegraph Creek have been given the go-ahead to return home, after months of staying in hotels and with friends and family across B.C and Yukon.
Tahltan First Nation faces many more months away from home after wildfire devastation
Members of a First Nation in northwest British Columbia remain scattered across the province in hotels and relatives' homes after fleeing destructive wildfires this summer.
Record B.C. wildfire season inflamed by hot, dry and lightning-filled weather
Lightning, heat and desiccation — these are the weather conditions that helped fuel another record-breaking wildfire season in B.C.
'Sent chills down my bones': Bear seen eating another bear in central B.C.
Members of the Cheslatta Carrier Nation were in the middle of a helicopter flight to assess damage from this year's wildfires when they saw what they thought to be two dead bears. But one was very much alive.
Spike in crime, homelessness in Prince George linked to some wildfire evacuees
Officials say an increase in crime and homelessness in Prince George, B.C., can be partially attributed to a "small percentage" of wildfire evacuees from neighbouring communities choosing to stay in the city.
Fire tornado caught on video, snatching hose from B.C. crew
The video shows a fire tornado near Vanderhoof, B.C., sucking up and melting the hoses of the crew trying to fight it.
Caution urged as people head back into wildfire affected areas in B.C.
The Ministry of Forests says a number of safety hazards remain for those in the affected areas.
Wildfire near hospital in Trail, B.C., under control
First responders battled a wildfire burning near the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital after it ignited Tuesday.
B.C. promises $50 million to help municipalities and First Nations fund fire prevention projects
The B.C. government is changing its approach to wildfire prevention and has pledged to give $50 million over three years to help local governments and First Nations target fire risks in their communities.
Some troops heading home after record-breaking B.C. wildfire season
About half of the Canadian Armed Forces members who helped with the fight against B.C.'s wildfires this summer are heading home.
B.C. state of emergency ends as wildfire conditions improve
Cooler weather and progress by fire crews has led to the B.C. government ending the state of emergency covering the entire province Friday.
After 2 week wildfire evacuation, residents can return to Lower Post, B.C.
The B.C. Wildfire Service lifted the evacuation order on the community on Friday morning. Residents are now beginning what will likely be a long process of cleaning up and assessing the damage.
Highway 97 near Okanagan Falls reopened after brush fire closes route
Highway 97 was closed near Okanagan Falls, 20 kilometres south of Penticton, as fire crews fought a brush fire outside the community.
Bottle-fed fawn bucks up wildfire crews on ferry ride
The deer was spotted nuzzling up to a group of firefighters on the ferry from the area known as Southside, as people forced from their homes made their way toward Burns Lake — and it's not the first time the fawn has been a passenger.
B.C. wildfires remain a threat this long weekend, officials warn
While temperatures have dropped and much of the smoke has cleared from the skies, drought conditions persist and the wildfire danger rating remains extreme on the east coast of Vancouver Island and parts of the Central Interior.