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A thunderstorm pictured in Fraser Valley in 2021. (Black Press Media/Jaimie Grafstrom)

Wildfire concerns sparked after 320+ lightning strikes blasted B.C. yesterday

Approximately one-quarter of the province is currently listed as being at moderate risk of fire

 

Low visibility has grounded helicopters trying to fight the fire. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Talbott Creek fire grows to 860 hectares

Helicopters haven’t been able to fight fire recently due to low visibility

 

Chief Osellame’s successor will be paid (File photo)

Midway fire chief Osellame to retire after long volunteer career

Osellame was principal at Boundary Creek Secondary for most of his tenure as chief

Chief Osellame’s successor will be paid (File photo)
Smoky skies blanketed Grand Forks against the setting sun Tuesday, Sept. 8 (Laurie Tritschler - Grand Forks Gazette)

UPDATE: Smoky skies over Boundary Country amid Kootenay, Washington State wildfires

Interior Health BC has put up a low-level health risk across South Kootenays

Smoky skies blanketed Grand Forks against the setting sun Tuesday, Sept. 8 (Laurie Tritschler - Grand Forks Gazette)
Bailey Shaw of the BC Wildfire Service tackles a fallen cedar tree at the Christina Lake Dog Park. The regional district partnered with the wildfire service to clear dangerous trees and accumulated deadfall from the park. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

RDKB partners with BC Wildfire to clean up dead wood at Christina Lake Dog Park

BC Wildfire crews used the cleanup project as an opportunity for chainsaw training

Bailey Shaw of the BC Wildfire Service tackles a fallen cedar tree at the Christina Lake Dog Park. The regional district partnered with the wildfire service to clear dangerous trees and accumulated deadfall from the park. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
A BC Wildfire helicopter prepares for take off. (Joe Lebeau/Hashmark Photography)

BC Wildfire Service to conduct night vision trials for helicopters in South Okanagan

This technology could assist with future firefighting operations

A BC Wildfire helicopter prepares for take off. (Joe Lebeau/Hashmark Photography)
Wildfire east of Merritt, 50 ha in size, classified as ‘held’

Wildfire east of Merritt, 50 ha in size, classified as ‘held’

Firefighters on scene working to gain more accurate track of fire’s perimeter

Wildfire east of Merritt, 50 ha in size, classified as ‘held’
There will be a Category 2 and 3 fire ban in place as of Monday, April 16 in B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Black Press Media)

B.C. wide burning restrictions come into effect April 16

‘Larger open burns pose an unnecessary risk and could detract from wildfire detection’

There will be a Category 2 and 3 fire ban in place as of Monday, April 16 in B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Black Press Media)
Firefighter lights a back-burn to interrupt the spread of a B.C. forest fire. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

B.C. works to prepare for future wildfire, flood seasons

Stepping up prescribed burns is part of the provincial strategy

Firefighter lights a back-burn to interrupt the spread of a B.C. forest fire. (B.C. Wildfire Service)
B.C. wildfires to burn into 2018

B.C. wildfires to burn into 2018

Many of the largest fires likely won’t be doused until the spring.

B.C. wildfires to burn into 2018
(BC Wildfire Service)

$90M spent million fighting B.C. wildfires since April 1

There were 17 new fires started on Sunday

(BC Wildfire Service)