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A BC Wildfire helicopter prepares for take off. (Joe Lebeau/Hashmark Photography)

BC Wildfire Service to conduct night vision trials for helicopters in South Okanagan

This technology could assist with future firefighting operations

 

There will be a Category 2 and 3 fire ban in place as of Monday, April 16 in B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Black Press Media)

B.C. wide burning restrictions come into effect April 16

‘Larger open burns pose an unnecessary risk and could detract from wildfire detection’

 

Firefighter lights a back-burn to interrupt the spread of a B.C. forest fire. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

B.C. works to prepare for future wildfire, flood seasons

Stepping up prescribed burns is part of the provincial strategy

Firefighter lights a back-burn to interrupt the spread of a B.C. forest fire. (B.C. Wildfire Service)
The City of Prince Rupert activated its Emergency Social Services program at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre on Aug. 18 (File Photo)

Prince Rupert’s doors open to wildfire evacuees

The Civic Centre has capacity to accommodate over a hundred people if required

The City of Prince Rupert activated its Emergency Social Services program at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre on Aug. 18 (File Photo)
BC Wildfire Service photo

UPDATE: Fire northeast of Terrace under control

The 12.1-hectare fire was first discovered Saturday morning near Cedarvale

BC Wildfire Service photo
Crews first discovered the fire Saturday morning adjacent to the Cedarvale - Kitwanga backroad on the north side of the Skeena River. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Crews battle fire northeast of Terrace

The 10-hectare fire was discovered Saturday

Crews first discovered the fire Saturday morning adjacent to the Cedarvale - Kitwanga backroad on the north side of the Skeena River. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
B.C. wildfires to burn into 2018

B.C. wildfires to burn into 2018

Many of the largest fires likely won’t be doused until the spring.

B.C. wildfires to burn into 2018
(BC Wildfire Service)

$90M spent million fighting B.C. wildfires since April 1

There were 17 new fires started on Sunday

(BC Wildfire Service)