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The Mount Hayes fire as seen from Thetis Island on the evening after it started. (Photo by Kristina Kasting)

Mt. Hayes wildfire being held at 70 hectares

Latest update on the firefighting effort near Ladysmith

  • Aug 20, 2021

 

B.C. Wildfire Service crews battle the Mt. Hayes wildfire near Ladysmith, which has burned 70 hectares. (Photo submitted)

Properties close to Ladysmith’s Mt. Hayes wildfire put on evacuation alert

Cowichan Valley Regional District issued a state of local emergency Thursday night

 

B.C. Wildfire Service crews battle a fire close to Mt. Hayes near Ladysmith. (Photo submitted)

Crews fighting wildfire near Ladysmith

Fire close to Mount Hayes has grown to four hectares

 

Pamela Anderson at the Rescue And Sanctuary for Threatened Animals in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)

Pamela Anderson and PETA sending vegan food to wildfire-stricken B.C. cities

‘Methane offset starter kits’ intended as climate crisis response

Pamela Anderson at the Rescue And Sanctuary for Threatened Animals in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)
Smoke billowing out from the Copper Canyon fire behind Mount Prevost. (Photo by Bud Gagnon)

Back country ban logical next step

Time to take a hard stance so more fires don’t ignite

Smoke billowing out from the Copper Canyon fire behind Mount Prevost. (Photo by Bud Gagnon)
Fire in the Copper Canyon area west of Chemainus now determined as 'being held.' (Screenshot from BC Wildfire Dashboard)

BC Wildfire Service now classifies Copper Canyon fire as ‘being held’

Significant progress made by crews to prevent spread beyond 32 hectares

Fire in the Copper Canyon area west of Chemainus now determined as 'being held.' (Screenshot from BC Wildfire Dashboard)
The Copper Canyon fire as it looked from behind Mount Prevost in the early stages. (Photo by Bud Gagnon)

No growth since Friday on Copper Canyon fire

Special crew parachuted in helping with containment at 32 hectares

The Copper Canyon fire as it looked from behind Mount Prevost in the early stages. (Photo by Bud Gagnon)
A new wildfire is being reported in the Cowichan Valley at Skutz Falls on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021. (Screenshot from BC Wildfire Dashboard)

UPDATE: Report of fire at Skutz Falls turns out to be ‘smoke chase’

State of Local Emergency remains in effect for Mount Prevost fire

A new wildfire is being reported in the Cowichan Valley at Skutz Falls on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021. (Screenshot from BC Wildfire Dashboard)
Smokey skies and a helicopter overhead on the Mount Sicker side of the Holyoak Creek fire. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Smokey skies and a helicopter overhead on the Mount Sicker side of the Holyoak Creek fire. (Photo by Don Bodger)
White Rock Lake wildfire from Monte Lake Aug. 5, 2021. (Kevin Cooke/Facebook)

Wildfire crews forced to rescue Monte Lake residents who ignored evacuation order

‘No property is worth risking lives,’ said Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth

White Rock Lake wildfire from Monte Lake Aug. 5, 2021. (Kevin Cooke/Facebook)
The Holyoak Creek fire is burning near Copper Canyon behind Big Sicker Mountain. (Larry Pynn photo)

UPDATE: Evacuation alert issued for 1 property due to Holyoak Creek fire, others watching closely

BC Wildfire Service crews, including aircraft, are working to bring the fire under control

The Holyoak Creek fire is burning near Copper Canyon behind Big Sicker Mountain. (Larry Pynn photo)
Western Forest Products.

Western announces $50,000 donation for wildfire relief and readiness efforts

Support to help impacted communities with long term recovery and preparedness for future events

  • Jul 27, 2021
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B.C. forest firefighters head into an area south of Lytton to perform a back-burn, June 17, 2021. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

B.C. declares state of emergency over wildfire season, preparing for potential ‘mass evacuation’

High winds forecast for Interior and across southern regions

B.C. forest firefighters head into an area south of Lytton to perform a back-burn, June 17, 2021. (B.C. Wildfire Service)
A wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Wildfire smoke to affect much of B.C. until fall: meteorologist

A special air quality statement warns of the smoke stretching from the Interior of B.C. to Yukon and the Alberta boundary

A wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A rail bridge spans the Fraser River as a wildfire burns in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

First Nations leader pledges action after rail service resumes by Lytton

Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council wants pause, fire disrupted movement of goods across Western Canada

A rail bridge spans the Fraser River as a wildfire burns in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Evacuations slow as B.C. welcomes out-of-province firefighters to help

Extra support helps boost morale, allows firefighters to take much-needed breaks for their health

A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A helicopter pilot prepares to drop water on a wildfire burning in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

UPDATE: Thunderstorms adding to fire danger in B.C.’s Interior

Conditions are favourable for very strong winds, large hail and heavy rain in at least eight regions

A helicopter pilot prepares to drop water on a wildfire burning in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Canim Lake fire grew to 700 hectares overnight Sunday, and has prompted an expanded evacuation alert. (Martina Dopf - 100 Mile Free Press)

Canim Lake fire grows to 700 ha; evacuation alert expands in Cariboo

Alert ‘precaution’ due to the predicted winds, thunderstorms

The Canim Lake fire grew to 700 hectares overnight Sunday, and has prompted an expanded evacuation alert. (Martina Dopf - 100 Mile Free Press)
RCMP officers man a roadblock on the Trans-Canada Highway as wildfire burns in Lytton, B.C., Friday, July 2, 2021. The BC Wildfire Service says there has been minimal growth in fire that destroyed much of the village of Lytton, B.C., in the past day .THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

RCMP working to identify cause of Lytton, B.C., fire as two deaths confirmed

No open missing persons, anyone with unaccounted family members or friends should reach out to RCMP

RCMP officers man a roadblock on the Trans-Canada Highway as wildfire burns in Lytton, B.C., Friday, July 2, 2021. The BC Wildfire Service says there has been minimal growth in fire that destroyed much of the village of Lytton, B.C., in the past day .THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Merry Creek Wildfire is burning near Castlegar. Photo: Rob Voykin

Castlegar wildfire burns 15 hectares but no structures

Evacuation orders remain in place

The Merry Creek Wildfire is burning near Castlegar. Photo: Rob Voykin