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Fox Mountain engulfed in flames (Submitted)

$100M for cities devastated by B.C. wildfires

Hundreds were evacuated from their homes in Cache Creek due to a 4,200 hectare wildfire in the area

Fox Mountain engulfed in flames (Submitted)
VIDEO: B.C. wildfires by the numbers

VIDEO: B.C. wildfires by the numbers

Wildfires continue to engulf regions of B.C.’s forests and communities.

VIDEO: B.C. wildfires by the numbers
Where to find power, food and help during Ashcroft wildfire

Where to find power, food and help during Ashcroft wildfire

Community members who remain in safe conditions are helping those needing to evacuate

Where to find power, food and help during Ashcroft wildfire
VIDEO: 180 wildfires burning across B.C.

VIDEO: 180 wildfires burning across B.C.

Firefighters and emergency crews are dealing with fires ranging from 1 to 4,000 hectares in size

VIDEO: 180 wildfires burning across B.C.
VIDEO: Ashcroft wildfire update from Logan Lake

VIDEO: Ashcroft wildfire update from Logan Lake

Ashcroft is under an air quality advisory, most of the town has no power causing businesses to close

VIDEO: Ashcroft wildfire update from Logan Lake
Bob Grant photo.                                The smoke can be seen from many locations around the South Cariboo. Bob Grant photo.

Smoky Skies Advisory issued

“Smoke concentrations will vary widely as winds, fire behaviour and temperatures change,” says IHA.

Bob Grant photo.                                The smoke can be seen from many locations around the South Cariboo. Bob Grant photo.
Getting to know the wildfire terms

Getting to know the wildfire terms

When B.C. Wildfire Service gives updates on the stage of control, this is what it all means

Getting to know the wildfire terms
UPDATE: Ashcroft wildfire sits at 4,200 hectares

UPDATE: Ashcroft wildfire sits at 4,200 hectares

Cache creek remains on a local state of emergency, while Ashcroft remains on an evacuation alert

UPDATE: Ashcroft wildfire sits at 4,200 hectares
VIDEO: Cache Creek residents flee wildfire to Kamloops

VIDEO: Cache Creek residents flee wildfire to Kamloops

Steve Jansen was close enough to the wildfire, red fire retardant can be seen along his truck

VIDEO: Cache Creek residents flee wildfire to Kamloops
Provincial state of emergency declared

Provincial state of emergency declared

Today alone there have been 56 new wildfire starts throughout the province

Provincial state of emergency declared
VIDEO: All you need to know about the Ashcroft fire

VIDEO: All you need to know about the Ashcroft fire

Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal editor Barabra Roden runs down what we know about the wildfire

VIDEO: All you need to know about the Ashcroft fire
BREAKING: Evacuation ordered for Cache Creek due to wildfire

BREAKING: Evacuation ordered for Cache Creek due to wildfire

Thompson-Nicola Regional District declares a state of local emergency.

BREAKING: Evacuation ordered for Cache Creek due to wildfire
What to do during an evacuation

What to do during an evacuation

How to prepare for an evacuation due to wildfires

What to do during an evacuation
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Ashcroft resident makes use of a generator-powered cellphone charging station set up on July 8, to help people stay in touch with family and friends.                                Barbara Roden

Editor’s Desk: We will bend, but we will not break

Our communities have suffered greatly over the last few months; but we stay strong together.

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Ashcroft resident makes use of a generator-powered cellphone charging station set up on July 8, to help people stay in touch with family and friends.                                Barbara Roden
Fire races along the hillside across the Thompson River from Ashcroft on the afternoon of July 7.                                Barbara Roden

Ashcroft-area wildfire leaves many homeless, evacuated, and under alert

The fire, which started at 2.1 hectares on July 6, has now reached more than 10,000 hectares.

Fire races along the hillside across the Thompson River from Ashcroft on the afternoon of July 7.                                Barbara Roden