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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

 

The view Sunday morning of the Canim Lake fire, now listed at 1,640 hectares. (Martina Dopf photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Canim Lake fire now 1,640 ha, Succour Lake listed as fire of note

Hundreds of properties on evacuation alert due to growing wildfires

 

The current map of evacuation alerts issued by the Cariboo Regional District near Canim Lake. (Photo submitted)

Two more evacuation alerts issued near Canim Lake

The alerts cover a combined 52,690 hectacres north and south of the lake

 

Fire danger rating throughout the province is high, including the hot and dry Okanagan-Shuswap region. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

Lack of rain, high temperatures spike wildfire risk in southern part of Interior B.C.

Conditions in the region are volatile and much-needed rain is not present in the weather forecast

Fire danger rating throughout the province is high, including the hot and dry Okanagan-Shuswap region. (B.C. Wildfire Service)
The Watch Lake Road remains closed to traffic due to wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo - Black Press Media)

Evacuation orders and alerts: what to know in a wildfire

Cariboo Regional District urges residents to sign up for notification system

The Watch Lake Road remains closed to traffic due to wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo - Black Press Media)
Smoke from a fire southwest of Deka Lake. The fire has grown to 200 hectares in size, as of Friday, July 2. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Evacuation alert issued for Canim Lake area due to wildfires

Alert comes as more fires pop up in the area

Smoke from a fire southwest of Deka Lake. The fire has grown to 200 hectares in size, as of Friday, July 2. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Wildfire burning in Kamloops on July 2, 2021. (Kelsey Abraham/Contributed to Black Press Media)

Lightning, heat ignite wildfire season in B.C.; 119 blazes burning

Lightning sparked several fires in Kamloops Thursday evening

Wildfire burning in Kamloops on July 2, 2021. (Kelsey Abraham/Contributed to Black Press Media)
Anna Francoeur’s family camping trip at Sunset View was cut short but she, her grandaughter Lexi Sybrandy, grandson Logan Sybdrandy and husband Marcel Francoeur and the rest of the family evacuated to Little Arrowhead to enjoy the rest of their weekend. (Patrick Daves photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Update: Flat Lake Provincial Park closed to public due to evacuation alert in area

Canim Beach and Ruth Lake provincial parks also under evacuation alert

Anna Francoeur’s family camping trip at Sunset View was cut short but she, her grandaughter Lexi Sybrandy, grandson Logan Sybdrandy and husband Marcel Francoeur and the rest of the family evacuated to Little Arrowhead to enjoy the rest of their weekend. (Patrick Daves photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Lytton Mayor Jan Polderman in Maple Ridge, B.C., on July 1, 2021, as he waits for details on the 9,000-hectare wildfire that destroyed at least 90 per cent of the village the day prior. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

From smoke to devastation: 23 minutes in Lytton

Twenty-three minutes was all it took for smoke spotted by Lytton mayor to become catastrophic fire

Lytton Mayor Jan Polderman in Maple Ridge, B.C., on July 1, 2021, as he waits for details on the 9,000-hectare wildfire that destroyed at least 90 per cent of the village the day prior. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Fire near Meadowbrook Drive in Castlegar. Photo: Submitted

2 Castlegar neighbourhoods evacuated as human-caused wildfire grows

Emergency operations centre had been activated at the Castlegar Fire Hall

Fire near Meadowbrook Drive in Castlegar. Photo: Submitted
Kasey Johnny, pictured here in Boothroyd on July 1, 2021, has many friends and family in Lytton she said she hadn’t heard from after the devastating fire that destroyed much of the town on June 30, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘I’m leaving all this behind’: Lytton resident recounts escaping home amid wildfire

Fraser Canyon residents share stories of scrambling to get away with no word on family and friends

Kasey Johnny, pictured here in Boothroyd on July 1, 2021, has many friends and family in Lytton she said she hadn’t heard from after the devastating fire that destroyed much of the town on June 30, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
Nearly $500,000 in funding for wildfire mitigation was given out to area governments in the Cariboo. (Contributed Photo)

Cariboo communities receive $500K for wildfire prevention

Grants were awarded to four First Nations and two municipalities

Nearly $500,000 in funding for wildfire mitigation was given out to area governments in the Cariboo. (Contributed Photo)
Aerial view of Mckay Creek wildfire taken on June 29, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service handout)

78 wildfires burning in the province. Here’s what we know

Destruction caused by wildfire in Lytton still unknown

Aerial view of Mckay Creek wildfire taken on June 29, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service handout)
Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire/ Twitter)

Wildfire near Kamloops now 750 hectares, evacuation order issued

The blaze sparked Monday afternoon and quickly grew out of control

Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire/ Twitter)
Thick, white smoke from the Sparks Lake blaze could be seen from Kamloops on June 28, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)

Wildfire near Kamloops grows to 180 hectares, evacuation alert issued

BC Wildfire is currently responding to a blaze 15 kilometres north of Kamloops Lake

  • Jun 28, 2021
Thick, white smoke from the Sparks Lake blaze could be seen from Kamloops on June 28, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)
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

A thunderstorm pictured in Fraser Valley in 2021. (Black Press Media/Jaimie Grafstrom)
A grass fire west of Williams Lake, seen here Tuesday, is considered to be being held by members of the BC Wildfire Service. (Photo submitted)
A grass fire west of Williams Lake, seen here Tuesday, is considered to be being held by members of the BC Wildfire Service. (Photo submitted)
This Nov. 7, 2013, photo provided by the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project shows an unidentified worker burning a pile of collected undergrowth in the Deschutes National Forest in central Oregon. (Alexandra Steinmetz/Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project via AP)

Piles of woody debris from Plateau wildfire to be burned near Nazko

Burns to reduce wildfire risks and prepare for upcoming tree planting season

This Nov. 7, 2013, photo provided by the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project shows an unidentified worker burning a pile of collected undergrowth in the Deschutes National Forest in central Oregon. (Alexandra Steinmetz/Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project via AP)
16 BC Wildfire Service firefighters who tested positive for COVID-19 after being deployed to California are staying in Richmond, B.C. at a quarantine facility. (BC Wildfire Service file photo)
16 BC Wildfire Service firefighters who tested positive for COVID-19 after being deployed to California are staying in Richmond, B.C. at a quarantine facility. (BC Wildfire Service file photo)
The active wildfire map as of Aug. 17 shows no wildfires burning in hte Cariboo region. (BC Wildfire Dashboard)

Cariboo Fire Centre raises wildfire danger level to moderate

Quesnel, Williams Lake and 100 Mile House are all within the CFC

The active wildfire map as of Aug. 17 shows no wildfires burning in hte Cariboo region. (BC Wildfire Dashboard)