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UPDATE: Homes evacuated due to fire in Baldonnel

BALDONNEL, B.C. -- Firefighters are on the scene of a fire in Baldonnel, near 249 road and Baldonnel road.   The blaze started Monday afternoon. Posted by 100.1 Moose FM - Fort St. John's Energetic Country! on Monday, April 18, 2016   More updates will be posted as more information about this fire is gathered. UPDATE: According to crews on scene, the fire has jumped south of...

Two wildfires burning near the Monkman Provincial Park: District of Tumbler Ridge

TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. - The District of Tumbler Ridge says there are two wildfires burning near the Monkman Provincial Park. "One is approximately 25 hectares in size and 8 kilometers from the park campground, the other is approximately 7.5 hectares in size and is located inside the park itself. At this time, they have both been determined to be lightening...

Evacuation order and alert in place for South Taylor

TAYLOR, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation order and an evacuation alert for the South Taylor area. The evacuation order affects the following area: Pingle Creek Road 232 Road (Lythall Road) Travis Subdivision 2477 Highway 97 (Alaska Highway) The evacuation alert affects the following area: 2657 HIGHWAY 97 2582 247 RD 2637 HIGHWAY 97 2675 247...

LIVE BLOG – Forest Fire Updates from Fort St. John

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Below is a live blog with updates from Fort St. John and area.  The blog will load below. This blog will provide the most up to date information possible of the forest fire situation around Fort St. John. If you have information to share, email news@moosefm.ca or post it in the blog below. Click Here for the...

Fire Crews Urge Public To Stay Away From Fires Near Fort St. John

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – As the weather gets increasing warmer and drier in the BC Peace Region, fire crews say that planning controlled burnout operations isn’t the most challenging issue they face. Fire Information Officer Marg Drysdale gave an update on the Beatton Airport Road fire to Energeticcity.ca this morning. Drysdale says that crews have already begun controlled burnout...

Williams Lake wildfire evacuation order downgraded to evacuation alert

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. - The evacuation order for Williams Lake has been downgraded to evacuation alert. The Cariboo Regional District says residents are able to come home but should also consider a few points. "Before deciding to return, residents are encouraged to consider that wildfire activity continues in the area, air quality remains poor and the area is still on...

More BC Firefighters heading to Alberta

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - To help with the current wildfire situations in Alberta, the B.C. Wildfire Service is sending 80 more crew. 100 crew arrived on Wednesday, May 25. Four unit crews with 79 firefighters are expected to arrive in Hinton, Alberta this Sunday. After a briefing when they arrive on Sunday, they will head to the Horse River Wildfire...

British Columbia 2017 wildfire season is officially the worst on record

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - The BC Wildfire Service says the province of British Columbia has officially had the worst wildfire season on record. Chief Wildfire Information officer, Kevin Skrepnek, says since April 1, a total of 894,941 hectares have burned so far. In 1958, the total was 855,000 hectares. There were 10 new wildfires that have been recorded in BC in...

Evacuation Alert issued for area near the Doig River First Nation

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation alert for an area 2km north of the Doig River First Nations. The following geographic area is in the evacuation alert: Doig Road for 2.5 km east and west of Doig River First Nations North from Doig Road along Osborn River to a point perpendicular to...

Some open burning restrictions lifted in the Prince George Fire Centre

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - Effective noon on Wednesday, the Prince George Fire Centre will lift the open burning ban on category 3 fires. The fire ban will remain in place for all category 2 open burning.  A Category 3 open fire is a fire that burns material in piles larger than two metres high and three metres wide, windrows, or...

Nineteen fires merge to create largest fire in B.C. history

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - More than 400 firefighters are battling to contain the largest recorded wildfire in British Columbia's history. Kevin Skrepnek with the B-C Wildfire Service says 19 fires burning west of Quesnel and William’s Lake have merged to create a single fire estimated to be more than 467,000 hectares in size. The largest previously recorded wildfire in B.C. history was...

Local residents reminded to be prepared to evacuate after fire in Fort McMurray

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - With the dangerous situation in Fort McMurray and four evacuation alerts in effect near Fort St. John, residents are being reminded how to prepare for an evacuation. Residents should prepare to bring the following: Medicines Wallets and purses (yes people do forget these) Food for the pets if not too bulky Important papers such as...

Wildfire burning 30 kilometres away from Prince George

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - The BC Wildfire Service is battling a wildfire about two kilometres northwest of Norman Lake, which is 30 kilometres away from Prince George. The fire was reported this afternoon and the cause is under investigation. The fire sits at 10 hectares. Smoke and fire could be visible from Highway 16 and nearby communities. An evacuation alert has been...

SPCA temporary housing for pets during wildfires

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -- The BCSPCA is offering temporary shelter for their animals while fires threaten multiple homes in the area. Branch Manager Candace Buchamer says there is limited space, and they are working out more solutions today. The SPCA has found volunteers to help during the state of emergency. She says the SPCA is asking for of large or extra...

5 new fires northeast of Fort Nelson

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Five new fires have spawn northeast of Fort Nelson. Lightning can be blamed for the non-community threatening fires that are currently under control. The largest fire covers nearly 4,700 hectares, while the other four are under 500 hectares. Fire Information Officer Amanda Reynolds says a water bomber was sent to the region for analysis and concluded the...

UPDATE: All open fires now banned across B.C.

***THIS ARTICLE IS FROM 2017 - THERE IS ONLY A CATEGORY TWO FIRE BAN IN 2019 - See the story here:  http://energeticcity.mystagingwebsite.com/2019/05/category-2-open-burning-ban-to-take-effect-thursday/   UPDATE: The BC Wildfire Service says that all open fires are now banned in the Northwest Fire Centre, effective immediately. This means that all fires, including campfires, are effectively banned across the entire province with the exception of...

Fire scorches BC Hydro’s transmission structures

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -- BC Hydro says a 3,000-hectare wildfire by the Beatton Airport Road has damaged a 138,000 volt transmission line -- which caused a power outage to nearly 3,000 customers in the North Peace. Power is out in Prespatou, Milligan Creek, Charlie Lake, Montney and Upper Halfway. The power went out around 7 p.m. last night. The line runs from...

Voluntary evacuation alert issued for Clear Prairie

CLEAR PRAIRIE, A.B. - The Siphon Creek fire has caused the Alberta Government to issue a voluntary evacuation alert for part of Clear Hills County. Due to the forecast for high winds Saturday night, the Province issued a voluntary evacuation alert for the Clear Prairie area west of Range Road 100.  The evacuation preparedness alert remains in effect for other...

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