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The planned ignition that took place at the northeast corner of Dog Creek Road and 1100 Road last week. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Flat Lake Fire now under control

The status of the fire remains active

 

The Okanagan Mountain Park fire of 2003. (Capital News file)

Lessons learned from Kelowna’s infamous 2003 Okanagan Mountain Park wildfire

Evacuees, officials of 2003 blaze lay out what lies ahead for those who lost their homes this year

 

The White Rock Lake wildfire has come down to Westside Road near Vernon, as pictured Monday, Aug. 16. (Contributed)

Some Interior Health long-term care homes proactively relocated due to wildfires

Families are being contacted directly and provided details of their loved one’s temporary location

 

A man looks towards the White Rock Lake fire from downtown Kelowna on Aug. 15, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Conditions at Okanagan’s Mount Law, White Rock Lake fires remain volatile

A detailed damage assessment will be done when it is safe to do so, say wildfire officials

A man looks towards the White Rock Lake fire from downtown Kelowna on Aug. 15, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Two more alerts for Canim Lake have been lifted.

Remaining Canim Lake alerts lifted

Areas on north side of lake given all clear by CRD

Two more alerts for Canim Lake have been lifted.
A Skycrane helicopter works on the Flat Lake fire southwest of 100 Mile House. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)

Fire crews aided by rain, cooler weather

Several evacuation alerts and orders lifted throughout the South Cariboo

A Skycrane helicopter works on the Flat Lake fire southwest of 100 Mile House. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)
Controlled burns taking place at the Flat Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire photo)

UPDATE: Three evacuation alerts and one order lifted by CRD

The Canim Lake South wildfire is currently listed as being held

Controlled burns taking place at the Flat Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire photo)
Canim Lake General Store owner David Kozier said it’s difficult to be separated from his family due to the wildfire burning near Canim Lake. (Photo submitted)

Canim Lake General Store stocked and ready

New owners didn’t expect to have a summer of wildfires

Canim Lake General Store owner David Kozier said it’s difficult to be separated from his family due to the wildfire burning near Canim Lake. (Photo submitted)
Heavy smoke in the South Cariboo is posing challenges for firefighters. (File photo)

UPDATE: Planned ignition for Flat Lake southwest corner postponed

New mapping lists blaze southwest of 100 Mile House at 52,801 hectares

Heavy smoke in the South Cariboo is posing challenges for firefighters. (File photo)
A Skycrane helicopter works on the Flat Lake fire southwest of 100 Mile House. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)

‘Small-scale’ ignition planned for Flat Lake fire

Increased activity anticipated due to weather, as blaze grows to 45,536 hectares

A Skycrane helicopter works on the Flat Lake fire southwest of 100 Mile House. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)
A new evacuation alert for Flat Lake west was issued Thursday afternoon by the Cariboo Regional District.

New alert issued for Flat Lake West

Fifteen parcels placed under evacuation alert by CRD due to nearby Flat Lake fire

A new evacuation alert for Flat Lake west was issued Thursday afternoon by the Cariboo Regional District.
A BC Wildfire Service tanker flying in the South Cariboo skies. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Flat Lake fire now listed at 39,584 hectares

Planned ignitions on fire southwest of 100 Mile ongoing as conditions allow

A BC Wildfire Service tanker flying in the South Cariboo skies. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A Skycrane helicopter works on the Flat Lake fire southwest of 100 Mile House. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)

Planned ignitions at Flat Lake fire called off due to wind

Wildfire listed at 32,194 hectares saw ‘moderate fire behaviour’ Saturday

A Skycrane helicopter works on the Flat Lake fire southwest of 100 Mile House. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)
A BC Wildfire Service tanker flying in the South Cariboo skies. (Patrick Davies file photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

New fire reported northeast of Watch Lake

Blaze discovered July 20 suspected to be lightning caused

A BC Wildfire Service tanker flying in the South Cariboo skies. (Patrick Davies file photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Wildfire crews battle the Flat Lake fire. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Highway 97 reduced to single lane alternating traffic

Flat Lake fire advanced to highway overnight, crews working to secure 83 Mile area

Wildfire crews battle the Flat Lake fire. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)
A helicopter works on the Flat Lake fire, west of Highway 97. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)

Follow the plan and be prepared: officials

Top priority is to keep residents safe

A helicopter works on the Flat Lake fire, west of Highway 97. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)
The Emergency Support Services centre in 100 Mile House is open at PSO daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Evacuee supports, vouchers available in 100 Mile

MLA Lorne Doerkson clarifies support procedure following ‘misunderstanding’

The Emergency Support Services centre in 100 Mile House is open at PSO daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A new evacuation order for the Bonaparte Plateau was issued by the TNRD Saturday afternoon.

Evacuation order for Bonaparte Plateau

TNRD issues order for properties near Gustafsen and Neilson lakes

A new evacuation order for the Bonaparte Plateau was issued by the TNRD Saturday afternoon.
The current map of the evacuation alerts and orders around 100 Mile House. (Photo submitted)

Horse Lake/ Sheridan Lake evacuation alert expanded

This now includes properties along Horse Lake North Road and the Horse Lake FSR

The current map of the evacuation alerts and orders around 100 Mile House. (Photo submitted)
The fire on the south end of Canim Lake has grown to 2,343 hectares. (Norm Lapointe - Submitted photo)

Canim Lake fire listed at 2,343 hectares

Clearer conditions allow crews to update size estimate on fire of note

The fire on the south end of Canim Lake has grown to 2,343 hectares. (Norm Lapointe - Submitted photo)