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Fires used to be much more common according to UBC research

Researchers found fire evidence averaging 15-year intervals in research forest but none after 1943

July 27: Jim Lake fire estimated at 40 hectares

No growth in the last 12 hours and the fire has not passed the cat guard

July 26: Jim Lake fire about 20 hectares

“Things are looking really good with the way the fire is being managed.”

Small wildfire near Meadow Lake discovered

Fire 100 per cent surrounded by cat guard

Fircrest offers a place to stay while evacuees return

If they need time to clean up their homes, or have no home left to return to

  • Jul 26th, 2017
Canadian Red Cross provides clean up supplies in 100 Mile House


West side of Hwy 97 near 103 Mile


Grocery stores donate food to South Cariboo communities


Helicopter dumps water at 103 Mile


VIDEO: Wind and warm, dry weather increase Elephant Hill wildfire

Crews may start conducting controlled burns as early as today to try to contain the fire.

July 24: Elephant Hill fire perimeter mapped at 61,499 hectares

Crews and aerial support work on hotspots from yesterday’s winds

July 24: Gustafsen fire 100 per cent contained

Next step to achieve “under control” status

Last South Cariboo CRD evacuation orders lifted

The area north-west of 100 Mile House now on alert

July 23: Crews continue to make progress on Gustafsen fire

Public asked to avoid fire zones, still an active wildfire

South Cariboo Rec Centre acts as information hub for evacuees

Canadian Red Cross dispersing cleaning kits, re-entry funds

BC Wildfire Service rescinds restrictions around nearby lakes

Horse Lake, Watson Lake, Lac la Hache and Williams Lake now allow boats

Homecoming: “It would be tough to kick me out again”

Shawn and Rob Altmannshofer return to their home in 108 Mile Ranch

Homecoming: “We were fortunate”

Jim and Lorraine Kulyk return to their home at the 108 Mile Ranch

Homecoming: “Treated like royalty”

Penny Dixon returns to her home in 103 Mile

Homecoming: “You just don’t know”

The Laporte-Newhook family return to their home in 100 Mile House