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New alert issued for Bonaparte, Eagan and Machete Lakes

New alert issued for Bonaparte, Eagan and Machete Lakes

Alert remains in place for area south of Highway 24

New alert issued for Bonaparte, Eagan and Machete Lakes
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The fire threatening Clinton has prompted an Evacuation Order for the village as of 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 29. This picture was taken from a residence on Soues Avenue at 4:30 p.m. on July 29.                                Susan Swan
The fire threatening Clinton has prompted an Evacuation Order for the village as of 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 29. This picture was taken from a residence on Soues Avenue at 4:30 p.m. on July 29.                                Susan Swan
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is mobbed upon his arrival in Revelstoke on Saturday. ~ Photo by Alex Cooper, Revelstoke Review

Justin Trudeau visits Revelstoke to encourage donations to Red Cross

Trudeau says government will match donations to help those affected by wildfires

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is mobbed upon his arrival in Revelstoke on Saturday. ~ Photo by Alex Cooper, Revelstoke Review
A 60-hectare interface fire near Martin Mountain, north of Monte Lake. Image credit: BC Wildfire Service

Boston Flats residents allowed to go home after three weeks

Evacuation order lifted for area near Cache Creek that’s been devastated by wildfire

A 60-hectare interface fire near Martin Mountain, north of Monte Lake. Image credit: BC Wildfire Service
Wildfire evacuees told to double-check evacuation orders before driving home

Wildfire evacuees told to double-check evacuation orders before driving home

RCMP say several people have been turned away because orders were not yet lifted for their areas

Wildfire evacuees told to double-check evacuation orders before driving home
BC Hydro repairs equipment and credits bills

BC Hydro repairs equipment and credits bills

BC Hydro is working to repair more than 900 pieces of equipment damanged in wildfires.

BC Hydro repairs equipment and credits bills
Officials lifted the evacuation order for the city of Williams Lake and many rural areas Thursday, July 27. Several neighbourhoods within the Cariboo Regional District remain under an evacuation order due to threat of wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo)

Officials caution Williams Lake evacuees to consider risks before returning home

Evacuation order lifted for city of Williams Lake and some rural areas

Officials lifted the evacuation order for the city of Williams Lake and many rural areas Thursday, July 27. Several neighbourhoods within the Cariboo Regional District remain under an evacuation order due to threat of wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo)
BREAKING: Evacuation order lifted for Williams Lake

BREAKING: Evacuation order lifted for Williams Lake

City, CRD and WLIB make joint announcement at Kiwanis Park

BREAKING: Evacuation order lifted for Williams Lake
Evacuations north east of Clinton

Evacuations north east of Clinton

Village of Clinton remains on alert.

Evacuations north east of Clinton
Loon Lake wildfire photo posted on Facebook by Shawn Cahill.

Several new blazes sparked over the weekend

Wildfire conditions remain stable in B.C., although several new blazes sparked

Loon Lake wildfire photo posted on Facebook by Shawn Cahill.
Loon Lake waits to go home

Loon Lake waits to go home

Loon Lake residents still wait and wonder when they can go home

Loon Lake waits to go home
Gustafsen Fire. Bob Grant photo.

B.C. state of emergency hits two-week mark

B.C.’s state of emergency over wildfires hits its two-week mark with no end in sight

Gustafsen Fire. Bob Grant photo.
Image taken July 7. Matti J. Lagerbom photo.
Image taken July 7. Matti J. Lagerbom photo.
Fire on the east flank of Elephant Hill on the evening of July 7.                                Barbara Roden

Ashcroft fire renamed so it would not infer blame on a community

The Ashcroft Reserve fire has become the Elephant Hill fire, and Kamloops Fire Centre explains why.

Fire on the east flank of Elephant Hill on the evening of July 7.                                Barbara Roden
A BC Hydro helicopter drops a new power pole into position on the hillside high above Ashcroft.                                Christopher Roden

Cache Creek residents return, crews battle Elephant Hill wildfire

Residents, who had been on evacuation order since July 7, were able to return on July 18.

A BC Hydro helicopter drops a new power pole into position on the hillside high above Ashcroft.                                Christopher Roden
Forests Minister Doug Donaldson, Premier John Horgan, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth and North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice, parliamentary secretary for emergency preparedness, speak about the wildfire situation at the B.C. legislature July 19. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

More military on the way to help

150 Canadian Armed Forces members headed to B.C.

Forests Minister Doug Donaldson, Premier John Horgan, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth and North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice, parliamentary secretary for emergency preparedness, speak about the wildfire situation at the B.C. legislature July 19. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
A helicopter hovering closely above the water. Photo taken July 7 by Matti J. Lagerbom.
A helicopter hovering closely above the water. Photo taken July 7 by Matti J. Lagerbom.
Photo submitted. Air craft at the Williams Lake Airport seen Wednesday that is being used to fight wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre.

Rain welcomed in Cariboo wildfire fight

Rain is falling in some of the areas in the Cariboo Fire Centre and it is hoped they will help dampen fire growth.

Photo submitted. Air craft at the Williams Lake Airport seen Wednesday that is being used to fight wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre.
It’s raining in Williams Lake, but not for long

It’s raining in Williams Lake, but not for long

Emergency personnel are getting some short-term relief as rain falls in Williams Lake

It’s raining in Williams Lake, but not for long