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The #BCWildfire Service, in conjunction with Okanagan Shuswap Resource District and Penticton Indian Band, plans to burn ~ 1,100 piles of wood debris in several locations throughout the Penticton Fire Zone. For more information: ow.ly/VBtE30rYM1g
On August 13th Logan Lake was threatened by the #TremontCreekFire. Watch as fire chief Doug Wilson welcomes Premier, @jjhorgan, to highlight the collective and individual efforts that helped save the town as an example for other communities. Full Video: firesmartbc.ca/resource/logan…
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We have a new and improved website! This #wildfire season brought record traffic to our website, further highlighting the need to ensure all of its great information & resources were easy to find for visitors. Learn More: firesmartbc.ca/welcome-to-the…
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A poster explaining the different categories of open fires is available here: ow.ly/jdO5301kS32 To learn more, see the latest Information Bulletins: ow.ly/yUhi50GeOYI
Effective at 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, September 24, 2021, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires, as well as other equipment and activities will be permitted throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre and Boundary Zone of the Southeast Fire Centre.
With recent and forecasted weather conditions that include cooler temperatures, and higher humidity, the fire danger rating has dropped throughout the Kamloops and Southeast Fire Centres.
With recent and forecasted weather conditions that include cooler temperatures, and higher humidity, the fire danger rating has dropped throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre.
A poster explaining the different categories of open fires is available here: ow.ly/jdO5301kS32 For more information please visit, ow.ly/w15X50GeN1y
Effective at noon, Sept. 22, 2021, all open burning and the use of fireworks, sky lanterns, binary exploding targets, burn barrels and burn cages will once again be permitted throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre’s jurisdiction and the Tsilhqot’in (Xeni Gwet’in) Declared Title Area.
The #BCWildfire Service thanks all personnel who supported response efforts throughout the duration of the White Rock Lake wildfire (K61884). Thank you all for your commitment, service, passion, empathy and courage. Video (fb.watch/83g8wOs83R/) captured by Billy Stevens.
Effective at 12 p.m., Sept. 16, 2021, all open burning will be permitted in the Cranbrook, Invermere, Columbia, Arrow & Kootenay Lake fire zones. Open burning remains prohibited in the Boundary fire zone. For a map & more information, visit: ow.ly/Hbvx30rU4sq. #BCWildfire
Effective at noon tomorrow, Sept. 16, 2021, all campfires and open fires will again be permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction. For more information, visit: ow.ly/IUX930rU3Di. #BCWildfire
Although smoke will be highly visible, there is no threat of further spread and wildfire management staff are continuing to actively patrol and monitor all perimeters of the fire. Video captured by Billy Stevens.
In this video (fb.watch/7_ooEfmNQg/), Operations Section Chief, Andre Chalabi, explains why the residual smouldering ground fire throughout the fire perimeter is beneficial to the local species & ecosystem.
Stumps and root systems well within the fire's perimeter and planned ignition areas on the White Rock Lake #BCwildfire (K61884) will continue to burn and produce visible smoke over the next 4 to 6 weeks.
#BCWildfire Service thanks the hard work, dedication & support of local heavy equipment operators who put their own lives on hold to support response efforts on the White Rock Lake wildfire (K61884). Video captured by Billy Stevens: fb.watch/7YLBcc1WSF/
Following a hot and dry August, rain and cooler temperatures forecast for September will continue to reduce wildfire activity and wildfire risk. To learn more, see the latest Seasonal Outlook: ow.ly/8edq50G80k7
... have been possible without the dedication of the on-site caterers & support staff who worked countless hours to ensure firefighters were well taken care of. BCWS thanks all personnel who ensured the fire camp ran smoothly, & the @CityofVernon for their hospitality.
At the peak of the White Rock Lake #BCwildfire (K61884), the #VernonBC fire camp housed 500+ firefighters & support staff. In this video (ow.ly/ntbz30rTByo) Logistics Section Chief, Stefan Hood, explains effective response & successful management of the incident would not..
#BCWildfire Service has updated the Area Restriction Order in the vicinity of the Tremont Creek wildfire (K21849). The size of the restricted area has been reduced to align with current areas of wildfire suppression. For more information, visit: ow.ly/l8Le30rTycV.
For more information on the Kamloops Fire Centre campfire prohibition rescind, visit: ow.ly/CUO530rTxZa. For more information on the Boundary Zone campfire prohibition rescind, visit: ow.ly/tGUp30rTxZ7.
Favourable fall weather conditions continue to reduce the fire danger rating in many regions of B.C. As a result, the campfire prohibitions in the #Kamloops Fire Centre and Boundary Zone of the Southeast Fire Centre will be rescinded tomorrow, Sept. 10, at 12 p.m. #BCWildfire
North Fork Valley, #ChristinaLakeBC & surrounding areas. BC Wildfire Service is aware of this activity & crews are on the ground patrolling & suppressing hot spots in the NW section. Wildfire Officers flew the fire & have confirmed that it is not currently threatening structures.
As the warming and drying trend continues in the Southeast Fire Centre, the Gladstone Park #BCwildfire (N61687) is becoming more active as it finds and consumes unburned pockets of fuel. This fuel-finding activity is responsible for the smoke that residents are seeing from the...
Please refer to the Fire Bans and Restrictions webpage for up-to-date information: ow.ly/ddAM30rTqHu Active area restrictions can be viewed on the BC Wildfire Public Dashboard. Select "BC Wildfire Area Restriction" from the layers dropdown: ow.ly/mjRs30rTqH7
While many fires across B.C. are now classified as Being Held or Under Control, fire suppression activities are still active within area restriction boundaries. Restrictions are continually being assessed and will be reduced or rescinded when possible.
With hunting season now underway, the BC Wildfire Service would like to remind hunters to respect area restriction boundaries. These boundaries are put in place for the purpose of public safety as well as the safety of BC Wildfire Service staff members.
For information on areas exempt from the updated area restriction for the Cutoff Creek wildfire: ow.ly/PIjo30rTwWn. A map of the updated restricted area for the vicinity of the Cutoff Creek wildfire is available at: ow.ly/wQCq30rTwbN.
The #BCWildfire Service reminds members of the public that both the Grizzly Lake and Cutoff Creek wildfires remain active wildfires, and caution should be exercised at all times while travelling in permitted areas.
Effective at 12 p.m. Sept. 9, 2021, the #BCWildfire Service has issued an updated area restriction for the Cutoff Creek wildfire (G41269) and has rescinded the area restriction for the vicinity of the Grizzly Lake wildfire (G41711).
Due to the downturn in weather and reduced fire activity, the area restrictions for the Flat Lake and Succour Lake wildfires within the Cariboo Fire Centre will be rescinded today, September 9, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
The #BCWildfire Service reminds members of the public that the Flat Lake and Succour Lake wildfires are still active wildfires and caution should always be exercised while travelling in the area. Flat Lake: ow.ly/lFIs30rTw7N Succor Lake: ow.ly/7dEp30rTw7y
This weekend, they will begin their travels home. We wish them a safe departure and a well deserved rest upon their return!
They arrived July 24 and worked long days battling wildfires throughout the Okanagan. Their work this wildfire season has been invaluable to this organization and all British Columbians affected by wildfires.
The #BCWildfire Service wants to extend a heartfelt thank you to the 98 firefighters and three support personnel who deployed from Mexico this summer to help manage the wildfire situation in B.C.
BC Wildfire Service also wishes to thank the public for their ongoing reporting of unattended campfires, wildfires and open burning violations, and encourages continued reporting at 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone.
The BC Wildfire Service reminds the public that a burn registration number must be obtained in order to light a Category 3 open fire. These can be obtained by calling the Burn Registration Line at 1 888 797-1717.
Previously prohibited activities that are now permitted include: Category 2 and Category 3 open fires, the use of fireworks and firecrackers, sky lanterns, burn barrels and burn cages. Please refer to gov.bc.ca/openfireregs more details.
Effective at 12 p.m. (noon) Sept. 7, 2021, all bans and prohibitions have been lifted in the Prince George Fire Centre and Northwest Fire Centre. #BCWildfire
Smoke may remain visible for the next few weeks until there is significant precipitation at the site. For more information regarding the Garrison Lake Wildfire: ow.ly/S6yr50G5CDl
Warm, dry weather is causing an increase of fire behavior for the wildfire, including occasional trees flaring up. There is no immediate risk and crews on the ground are actively extinguishing hot spots on the west side of Highway 3.
The #BCWildfire Service is aware of visible fire activity remaining in the area near Sunday Summit on #BCHwy3 south of #PrincetonBC due to the Garrison Lake wildfire (K62088).
Area Restrictions implemented for the Thomas Creek and Nk’Mip Creek wildfires have been downsized as of Sept. 5, 2021. The sizes of these restricted areas have been reduced to align with the currents areas of active wildfire suppression. For more info: ow.ly/tPXg30rTfsT
To visit the BC Wildfire Dashboard Map, please visit: ow.ly/MKj230rSzyp For more information: ow.ly/gRI150G4Cdz
Although some fires may be classified as Being Held or Under Control, area restrictions remain in effect. Safety is the top priority for the #BCWildfire Service, and area restrictions work to keep wildfire operations from being interfered with.
We encourage the public to pay close attention to the details of the area restriction(s) most applicable to you. The BC Wildfire Service Dashboard Map has a layer where you can view all active area restrictions.
"This year, the Canadian Armed Forces provided personnel and aircraft to help with evacuations, air transport for fire crews and equipment, and firefighting activities," Katrine Conroy, Minister of FLNRORD. #BCWildfire Read more: ow.ly/ipKu50G4wFG
“I want to thank all of the Canadian Armed Forces personnel, and all our other partners who provided such invaluable assistance, for their hard work and dedication this fire season. On Sept. 5, 2021, the Canadian Armed Forces deployment on B.C. wildfires will come to an end."
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