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B.C. campers warned of increased risk of forest fires

August 3, 2013

An unstable weather pattern could bring lightning over the weekend, which, combined with the lack of precipitation, adds to the risk of a blaze globeandmail – British Columbia

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Sooke mall destroyed, reservoir drained as firefighters battle suspicious blaze

August 1, 2013

Sooke firefighters drowned out a suspicious fire at the Evergreen Shopping Centre today — and they drained a Vancouver Island reservoir to do it. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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B.C. marks grim anniversary as crews contain Okanagan wildfire, battle another in the Kootenays

July 30, 2013

A 70-hectare wildfire southwest of Okanagan Falls is now contained but crews are still struggling to erect guards around a more stubborn blaze near the Kootenay community of Winlaw as B.C. marks a grim anniversary. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Fire crews battle “aggressive” wildfire

July 29, 2013
Fire crews battle “aggressive” wildfire

Fire crews are battling an aggressive wildfire near a Penticton observatory. Officials estimate the blaze is about 50 hectares in size, burning 5 kilometers west of Okanagan Falls. Fire officials say the flames are fast moving, and are burning grass and open timber in the area and gusting winds continue to fan the fire. While [...]

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Firefighters still battling remote blaze northwest of Nelson

July 28, 2013

More than 60 firefighters continue to battle a remote blaze in southeastern B.C. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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