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Revolution Honda accepting donations for Fort McMurray residents

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -- A local vehicle dealership is accepting donations to give to residents affected by the massive fire in Fort McMurray. Fort St. John residents are asked to bring in monetary donations, or donations of clothing, toys, or non-perishable food items to the Revolution Honda Dealership in person. Fort McMurray AidHelp us, Help Fort McMurray. Drop off your...

Red Cross now accepting donations for B.C. Wildfire victims

VICTORIA, B.C. - With over 560 forest fires burning in B.C., the Canadian Red Cross has launched an appeal for donations. The donations will go to support those people impacted by this summers wildfires.  The Canadian Red Cross works alongside the Province of British Columbia, local authorities, and First Nations leadership to plan how to help those affected by the...

Evacuation Alert issued for Beatton Airport Road Forest Fire

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -  The Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation alert for residents in the area of the Beatton Airport Road Forest Fire. As of 9 p.m. Tuesday, the Peace River Regional District has issued an Evacuation Alert for the following area of the Beatton Airport Road in Electoral Area B: From 12501 Highway 97N south to the...

More fires start in the Peace Region

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -- A fire just one kilometre away from Milligan Creek, near Rose Prairie, is about a quarter of a hectare in size right now, says Fire Information Officer Emily Epp. The BC Wildfire Service suspects this fire was caused by a person. Another fire, near Farmington, is currently three hectares in size, and another one southwest...

Travel Advisory issued for Alaska Highway north of Fort St. John

UPDATE:  UPDATE: The Travel Advisory for the Alaska Highway has been lifted. We are waiting for an update on the fire in the area from the B.C. Wildfire Service. We will post more about the fire when information becomes available. ORIGINAL STORY FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Ministry of Transportation has issued a travel advisory for the Alaska Highway 42km...

Two schools could remain closed on Wednesday

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - School District 60 says as of 8:30 p.m. Tuesday power has been restored to the Prespatou, Buick Creek and Upper Pine Schools. Power has not been restored at this point to Upper Halfway or Wonowon Schools.  Those schools will remain closed on Wednesday unless power is restored overnight. More updates will be posted in the morning if...

WATCH: Charlie Lake Fire Department’s update on fire

CHARLIE LAKE, B.C. -- As crews reach the mop-up stage of fighting fire in Charlie Lake, the acting fire chief says no homes were lost in the Charlie Lake area, and no injuries or deaths were reported in the fires, either. Several outbuildings were lost, however -- as well as a barn and a few sheds. "It was a very hectic, wind-driven fire....

Family left without home in fires thankful for support

TAYLOR, B.C. -- A family who lost their home in the fire on South Taylor Hill is thanking the community, who has donated clothes, toys and many other items in their time of need. Justen Bruvold said he and his wife Brandi and their daughter Serena were evacuated from their home on Monday. When he stopped by the house on Tuesday, a fire marshal told...

310 firefighters set to arrive from out of province to help with wildfire battle

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The first group of firefighters coming to lend a hand against the wildfire situation in B.C. started to arrive on Sunday and will continue to this week. There currently are more than 1,600 B.C. firefighters and support staff that are in place for the 2017 fire season but with 225 wildfires currently burning, more help...

Firefighters continue to work the Pouce Coupe fire and others in the Peace

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Firefighters continue to fight forest fires that started on Saturday in the B.C. Peace. The largest fire is south of Pouce Coupe at 27 hectares.  There are currently 28 firefighters working the fire and they are making good progress.  Crews are working on the perimeter of the fire.  An origin and cause investigator is on...

Tommy Lakes fire grows to over 19,500 hectares, forces evacuation of 78 residents

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The BC Wildfire Service says that the Tommy Lakes Fire continues to burn north of Fort St. John and has now grown to over 19,000 hectares, forcing 78 area residents from their homes. Fire Information Officer Rosalie MacAuley said that after conducting an aerial survey yesterday, the Wildfire Service now estimates the size of 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...

Wet and cold weather brings some relief to wildfires but also causes delays

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - While many were hoping the rain and colder temperatures would help the wildfires, it is actually causing trouble for some. The Siphon Creek Wildfire still sits at 85,300 hectares. But with the winter conditions, work is hard to continue with. "The recent wet and unsettled weather conditions have significantly impeded road access to the fire. Helicopters are...

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...

Siphon Creek Fire Now Twenty Percent Contained

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Favourable weather conditions have allowed crews battling the Siphon Creek Fire to achieve one-fifth of their goal in containing the fire. Noelle Kekula with the BC Wildfire Service said this morning that the fire currently occupies 58,630 hectares of land straddling the BC/Alberta border, and has seen no new growth in the past two days. Kekula says...

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 [email protected] or post it in the blog below. Click Here for the...

District of Hudson’s Hope issues update

HUDSON'S HOPE, B.C. -- The District of Hudson's Hope is reassessing their evacuation alerts will be re-assessed today. They also confirmed a fire on Drew Road is extinguished and is in the mop-up stage. The fire northeast of Wegen Road has moved north 1 kilometer and continuing to cross Brenot Creek towards Lynx Creek. The Hudson’s Hope fire, located west of the Jamieson...

Alaska Highway closed from Coal River to Yukon Border

UPDATE - As of 3 p.m. August 22 - The Highway is open to single lane alternating traffic with flagger and with pilot car. UPDATE - As of August 22, the Highway remains closed from Coal River to the Yukon Border. FORT NELSON, B.C. - The Alaska Highway is closed between Coal River and the Yukon Border due to a forest...
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