B.C. asks for more firefighters to help from across Canada

These firefighters join more than 1,500 provincial staff, nearly 800 B.C. contractors and 94 out-of-province personnel already engaged in fire response efforts.  Despite a temporary respite in temperatures in northern B.C., continued hot and dry conditions combined with provincewide wind gusts are expected throughout the weekend. The fire danger rating for the province is primarily […]

A wildfire smoke advisory remains in effect for Northeast B.C.

 If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should contact your health care provider immediately: difficulty in breathing, chest pain or discomfort, and sudden onset of cough or irritation of airways. If you are experiencing symptoms, avoid strenuous outdoor activities, especially along busy traffic corridors. Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the […]

Smoke Advisory issued for Northeast B.C.

The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Northern Health Authority has issued a Smoke Advisory for the North East of BC because of wildfire fire smoke that is affecting this area. In particular, the regions around Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, and Chetwynd are experiencing high smoke levels due to the wildfires burning in the area. This situation […]

Environment Canada issues special weather statement with heat wave

Issued at 2014-07-13 19:33 UTC by Environment Canada: Special weather statement continued for:   B.C. South Peace River, B.C. (087310)  B.C. North Peace River, B.C. (087320) Fort Nelson, B.C. (088100)  Current details: Extremely hot weather will continue… Very warm air from the desert southwest of the United States has moved into the British Columbia Interior. Afternoon temperatures from the […]

Apartment fire in Chetwynd

A cigarette had ignited the floor, wall and the sofa at the apartment unit and did considerable damage to the outside of the apartment unit wall, deck and roof. Fortunately, the fire was able to be controlled with the use of fire extinguishers prior to the arrival of the fire trucks. The fire could have spread to other apartments if […]

Fire at Laundromat in Dawson Creek

When crews arrived on scene, firefighters found black smoke coming out of the venting and along the roofline. Once inside the building, the source of the fire was immediately determined to be a dryer and the fire was quickly extinguished. No injuries were reported and the fire was contained to the dryer. Heavy smoke damage […]