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Estimated 41 homes lost in fires

Estimated 41 homes lost in fires

As of press time Thursday the CRD had issued 19 evacuation orders…

Estimated 41 homes lost in fires
The remains of a home owned by Pauline Weigelt in the 108 Mile Ranch. Used with permission of the owner. Al Richmond photo.
The remains of a home owned by Pauline Weigelt in the 108 Mile Ranch. Used with permission of the owner. Al Richmond photo.
Kristopher Mercer stands outside some of the shipping containers full of supplies for evacuees and those in hard-to-reach areas. Tara Sprickerhoff photo.
Kristopher Mercer stands outside some of the shipping containers full of supplies for evacuees and those in hard-to-reach areas. Tara Sprickerhoff photo.
Image taken on July 7. Matti J. Lagerborn photo.
Image taken on July 7. Matti J. Lagerborn photo.
A Red Cross worker speaks to an evacuee in Kamloops. (Greg Sabatino/Williams Lake Tribune)

UNDER EVACUATION: The health impacts on evacuees

Evacuees are stressed and emotional while also resilient and strong

A Red Cross worker speaks to an evacuee in Kamloops. (Greg Sabatino/Williams Lake Tribune)
UNDER EVACUATION: Dogs and cats get love from volunteers in Kamloops
UNDER EVACUATION: Dogs and cats get love from volunteers in Kamloops
Firefighters threatened with gun

Firefighters threatened with gun

Williams Lake RCMP have arrested one man in the incident

Firefighters threatened with gun
Raylene and Bryan Poffenroth of Beacher Ranch work to save their home as the Hanceville-Riske Creek fire moves toward them Sunday night. Raylene Poffenroth photo

Riske Creek ranchers go it alone in fight against dangerous wildfire

Hanceville-Riske Creek fire crests ridge at Farwell Canyon Road

Raylene and Bryan Poffenroth of Beacher Ranch work to save their home as the Hanceville-Riske Creek fire moves toward them Sunday night. Raylene Poffenroth photo
The greeting that returning Cache Creek residents saw as they made their way along Highway 1 to Quartz Road.                                Barbara Roden

Firefighters and volunteers gather to welcome returning Cache Creek residents

After 12 days of being evacuated, the village started to come back to life on July 18.

The greeting that returning Cache Creek residents saw as they made their way along Highway 1 to Quartz Road.                                Barbara Roden
SPCA helps animals behind evacuation lines

SPCA helps animals behind evacuation lines

The agency will feed pets left behind

  • Jul 18, 2017
SPCA helps animals behind evacuation lines
Crews stop fire at the doorstep of Tl’etinqox community

Crews stop fire at the doorstep of Tl’etinqox community

Redstone Gas Bar remains open to service Chilcotin

Crews stop fire at the doorstep of Tl’etinqox community
Evacuees need to be aware, when they return home, that power outages and the use of chemical retardant are just two of many things that could affect the safety of their food and water.                                Matti J. Lagerborn

Returning evacuees need to think safety first for food, water, and more

Make sure your water source is safe, and that food is not contaminated. When in doubt, throw it out.

Evacuees need to be aware, when they return home, that power outages and the use of chemical retardant are just two of many things that could affect the safety of their food and water.                                Matti J. Lagerborn
(BC Wildfire)

327,000 hectares burned across B.C.

$98 million spent on fighting wildfires so far

(BC Wildfire)
Smoke hovering over the river, taken July 7. Matti J Lagerbom photo.

July 18: Elephant Hill (Ashcroft) fire 30 per cent contained

Cooler weather yesterday decreased fire behaviour

Smoke hovering over the river, taken July 7. Matti J Lagerbom photo.
A charred utility pole in the Cariboo. (BC Hydro)

EMBC to deliver satellite phones to wildfire-affected areas

Agency warns that regular communications could go down

A charred utility pole in the Cariboo. (BC Hydro)
White Lake fire gives city a break, for now

White Lake fire gives city a break, for now

Streets of Williams Lake mostly empty

White Lake fire gives city a break, for now
Lexy Fowlie and Chelsea Wallach of Prince George are coordinating the care of hundreds of evacuated livestock.

UNDER EVACUATION: Livestock safe, well cared for by volunteers

In Prince George, volunteers are walking, feeding and cleaning up after about 250 evacuated animals

Lexy Fowlie and Chelsea Wallach of Prince George are coordinating the care of hundreds of evacuated livestock.
A smokey view of Canim Lake earlier this week. Martina Dopf photo.
A smokey view of Canim Lake earlier this week. Martina Dopf photo.
Update: 100 Mile House resident found safe

Update: 100 Mile House resident found safe

The RCMP thank the public for their assistance in locating Maria Watt

Update: 100 Mile House resident found safe
Heavy smoke in the Cache Creek and Ashcroft area means some evacuated residents of Cache Creek might want to stay away until conditions improve.                                Barbara Roden

Cache Creek evacuation order to be lifted at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18

An evacuation alert will still be in place for the village, which has been evacuated since July 7.

Heavy smoke in the Cache Creek and Ashcroft area means some evacuated residents of Cache Creek might want to stay away until conditions improve.                                Barbara Roden