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(Jillian Zielinski)

UPDATE: Now extinguished, wildfire sparks near Merritt

The blaze is an estimated .01 hectares in size

 

An old burn pile was reignited near the Westwold landfill and discovered May 1, 2022. (Patrick Green photo)

Woman charged in connection with multiple wildfires east of Kamloops

Joint investigation between RCMP and BC Wildfire Service leads to four counts of arson

 

The White Rock Lake wildfire in North Okanagan is shown burning during the 2021 B.C. wildfire season. (Terry Lawson/Facebook)

B.C. wildfires may be linked to 10% higher chance of brain tumours

New study finds higher incidence of lung cancer and brain tumours due to wildfire exposures

 

(BC Wildfire Service)

Wildfire reaches 20 hectares near Merritt

Fire appears to be human-caused

(BC Wildfire Service)
A 100 Mile Fire Rescue firefighter patrols the perimeter of a grassfire behind the South Cariboo Rec Centre putting out remaining patches of flames. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Five municipalities in Cariboo Fire Centre get FireSmart grants

They will receive nearly $700K in funding from Community Resiliency Investment grants

A 100 Mile Fire Rescue firefighter patrols the perimeter of a grassfire behind the South Cariboo Rec Centre putting out remaining patches of flames. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Members of the Greeny Lake Volunteer Fire Department pose with a new boat and water pumps bought with grant money from the Red Cross. (Photo submitted)

FIREFIGHT 2021: Greeny Lake on standby

Greeny Lake Volunteer Fire Department reflects on summer

Members of the Greeny Lake Volunteer Fire Department pose with a new boat and water pumps bought with grant money from the Red Cross. (Photo submitted)
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 planned ignition that took place at the northeast corner of Dog Creek Road and 1100 Road last week. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
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 Okanagan Mountain Park fire of 2003. (Capital News file)
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

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