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How about a little wildfire with your turkey

October 5, 2012
How about a little wildfire with your turkey

It’s not often that forest fires are a big concern at Thanksgiving.  But the coastal fire centre says continuing dry weather means high to extreme fire danger throughout the lower mainland and Southern Vancouver island.   The centre says fuels on the forest floor are very dry, and warm breezy days with no precipitation will not [...]

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Wildfire burning near Oliver

September 18, 2012
Wildfire burning near Oliver

Air tankers are scrambling to fight a wildfire that broke out near Vaseux lake, just north of Oliver.  Global TV BC News

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‘We’re helpless here’: radio dispatches reveal early minutes of B.C. wildfire(2)

September 17, 2012
‘We’re helpless here’: radio dispatches reveal early minutes of B.C. wildfire(2)

It was a dry, hot Sunday afternoon, with winds whipping through British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley at speeds as high as 60 kilometres an hour, when a lone RCMP officer found himself staring at fire in a ditch along the highway into the lakeside community of Peachland. Global TV BC News

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All Evacuation Alerts relating to Trepanier wildfire now cancelled

September 16, 2012
All Evacuation Alerts relating to Trepanier wildfire now cancelled

All Alerts pertaining to the Trepanier wildfire have now been cancelled. All local states of emergency have also been rescinded and the Emergency Operations Centre is now closed. Global TV BC News

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‘We’re helpless here,’ says B.C. wildfire radio dispatcher

September 16, 2012
‘We’re helpless here,’ says B.C. wildfire radio dispatcher

Audio recordings of RCMP radio dispatches reveal officers waited for as long as half an hour for firefighters to show up to battle last weekend’s fast spreading wildfire in Peachland. CBC | British Columbia News

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