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B.C. wildfires

Blankets, not hoses, help some B.C. firefighters make unusual rescue

A bald eagle is recovering in B.C.’s North Okanagan region after four firefighters stepped up to save it.
BC Wildfire near Kelowna, 2014

Wildfires prompt evacuation alert in Cecil Lake area in northeast B.C.

The Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation alert for multiple homes in the Cecil Lake area in northeast B.C. Two small wildfires, about 10 and 12 hectares in size, are burning south...
John Phare, Old Sechelt Mine blaze, B.C. wildfires, Medal of Good Citizenship

Man who died fighting B.C. wildfire receives unprecedented provincial honour

Sixty-year-old John Phare died fighting Old Sechelt Mine blaze, and is the first person to receive the B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship.

Lightning sparks 60 new B.C. wildfires

  Lightning has sparked about 60 new wildfires in British Columbia during a season where fire fighting resources are already stretched thin. Fire information officer Kevin Skrepnek says about 60...

B.C. water bomber crashes

 A pilot battling wildfires in British Columbia's Interior escaped serious injury after crashing his single-engine plane into a lake while scooping water, says a spokesman for the Transportation...