B.C. Wildfires 2021

Satellite imagery that shows the extent of the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire as of July 28. (Sentinel Playground - Sinergise Ltd.)

Nk’Mip Creek wildfire near Osoyoos continues to grow northwards

High fire activity is expected on Saturday and overnight

 

The sky glows orange as the Tremont Creek wildfire burns on a mountain in the distance above Ashcroft, B.C., on Thursday, July 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck.

Severe wildfires could affect community watersheds, says forest service researcher

Water supply downstream is generally expected to be affected when about 20 per cent of a watershed is burned

 

A tree candles as the Tremont Creek wildfire burns behind the IG Machine & Fibers roofing granule plant, where rock is crushed and coloured and then shipped elsewhere to create roofing shingles, in Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Billions in losses, thousands could die if wildfire response unchanged: report

‘If you look at record-breaking seasons, we’ve spent hundreds of millions of dollars on fire suppression’

 

A helicopter carrying a bucket flies past a property at Barnes Lake while battling the Tremont Creek wildfire near Ashcroft, B.C., on Thursday, July 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Heat warning in effect for B.C. as firefighters battle wildfires in province

There are 60 evacuation orders affecting 3,120 properties, an increase of 62

A helicopter carrying a bucket flies past a property at Barnes Lake while battling the Tremont Creek wildfire near Ashcroft, B.C., on Thursday, July 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Multiple wildfires are currently raging in the South Okanagan, with the Thomas Creek and Nk’Mip Creek both growing over 10,000 hectares. (Mike Biden Photography)

Thomas Creek Wildfire now over 10,000 hectares

The fire grew by close to 2,000 hectares since Friday

Multiple wildfires are currently raging in the South Okanagan, with the Thomas Creek and Nk’Mip Creek both growing over 10,000 hectares. (Mike Biden Photography)
An aerial photo from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

Regional District of North Okanagan updates wildfires

Update provided at 4 p.m. Friday, July 30, as RDNO works closely with BC Wildfire Service

An aerial photo from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
More than 25 volunteers answered North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association's call for help to quickly set up paddocks for evacuated animals due to area wildfires July 29, 2021. (NOTRA - Facebook)

Safe haven for animals evacuated from nearby wildfires set up at O’Keefe Ranch

25-plus volunteers answer North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association’s call for help

More than 25 volunteers answered North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association's call for help to quickly set up paddocks for evacuated animals due to area wildfires July 29, 2021. (NOTRA - Facebook)
Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)

B.C. offers $1,200 to wildfire evacuees out more than 10 days

Red Cross program distributes aid for Lytton residents, others

Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District issued an evacuation alert for properties in Queest Village and Pete Martin Bay on July 30, 2021. (CSRD image)

Evacuation alert issued as Crazy Creek Gorge wildfire in Shuswap hits 1,700 hectares

Alert issued for properties in Queest Village and Pete Martin Bay

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District issued an evacuation alert for properties in Queest Village and Pete Martin Bay on July 30, 2021. (CSRD image)
A fire burning in the hills in the BX/Spallumcheen area is being actioned by a helicopter bucketing water Monday afternoon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Greenhow fire in Spallumcheen officially out 18 days later

Flare-ups continued after crews snuffed burn above north BX area July 12

A fire burning in the hills in the BX/Spallumcheen area is being actioned by a helicopter bucketing water Monday afternoon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Smoke rises from the north end of the Thomas Creek Wildfire on July 28 just across Skaha Lake from Kaleden. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Volatile Thomas Creek wildfire forces heavy equipment to withdraw

BC Wildfire is preparing for thunderstorms Friday and Saturday

Smoke rises from the north end of the Thomas Creek Wildfire on July 28 just across Skaha Lake from Kaleden. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Satellite imagery that shows the extent of the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Sentinel Playground - Sinergise Ltd.)

BC Wildfire estimates Nk’Mip Creek blaze at more than 13,000 hectares

Heavy smoke has made getting an accurate measure on the fire difficult

Satellite imagery that shows the extent of the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Sentinel Playground - Sinergise Ltd.)
A pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, forms in the sky as the Tremont Creek wildfire burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Showers in forecast for some B.C. wildfires, but lightning also possible

But heat warnings or special weather statements now cover much of B.C.

A pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, forms in the sky as the Tremont Creek wildfire burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Brenda Creek Wildfire on morning of July 26. (BC Wildfire Service)

Heatwave posing suppression challenges for Brenda Creek wildfire

Temperatures are projected to reach highs of 35 C for both Friday and Saturday

Brenda Creek Wildfire on morning of July 26. (BC Wildfire Service)
A helicopter delivers water onto the White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold on July 24, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)

UPDATE: Central Okanagan properties on evacuation alert as wildfire near Westwold grows

Increased fire activity expected today; planned burns continue to reinforce perimeter

A helicopter delivers water onto the White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Westwold on July 24, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services)
The Two Mile wildfire has grown by at least 200 hectares according to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (CSRD photo)

Shuswap wildfires grow hundreds of hectares

The Hunakwa and Two Mile fires both grew on July 29 according to the CSRD

The Two Mile wildfire has grown by at least 200 hectares according to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (CSRD photo)
A new fire has sparked between Vernon and Kelowna. (BC Wildfire Service)

New wildfire between Vernon and Kelowna thought to be lightning caused

The fire at Oyama Lake is listed at 0.5 hectares so far

A new fire has sparked between Vernon and Kelowna. (BC Wildfire Service)
Workers with St. John Ambulance set up medial beds and other equipment for a deployment centre at Summerland Seniors Village. The temporary is one of two facilities in the region to provide assistance during a wildfire evacuation. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Medical deployment centre set up in Summerland to help with wildfire evacuations

40-bed centre in place in case of wildfire evacuations

Workers with St. John Ambulance set up medial beds and other equipment for a deployment centre at Summerland Seniors Village. The temporary is one of two facilities in the region to provide assistance during a wildfire evacuation. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Smoke rises from the north end of the Thomas Creek Wildfire on July 28 just across Skaha Lake from Kaleden. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Thomas Creek wildfire firefighters challenged by winds and heat

The wildfire is now more than 7, 900 hectares

Smoke rises from the north end of the Thomas Creek Wildfire on July 28 just across Skaha Lake from Kaleden. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

Westside officials lobbying for more power lines after wildfire threatens only source

West Kelowna, Westbank and Peachland are all advocating for new power lines

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)