Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Northwest Wildfires of 2018



BC Declared a State of Emergency related to the Wildfires on August 15th
The full background to the announcement can be reviewed here.


Alkali Lake Fire (Telegraph Creek, Dease Lake area)

Updates from BC Wildfire Service

Latest Update

Telegraph Creek community Facebook page

News items of note

August 15 -- BC declares state of emergency as hundreds of wildfires burn across province
August 15 -- BC Declares province wide state of emergency due to Wildfires
August 15 -- BC declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage
August 15 -- Minister of Safety Mike Farnworth declares provincial state of emergency for BC
August 15 -- State of Emergency declared as Wildfire Crews continue to work multiple fires across the province  NCR
August 14 -- Australian firefighters join Telegraph Creek efforts
August 13 -- Province looking to Federal Government for Wildfire Assistance
August 13 -- Jennifer Rice on Wildfire response (video)
August 13 -- Northwest Wildfires update (video)
August 13 -- Province requests Federal assistance in Wildfire fights  NCR
August 13 -- Crews make progress on Telegraph Creek area wildfire
August 11 -- Terrace to hold fundraiser for Telegraph Creek fire evacuees
August 11 -- 3 New Emergency support centres open up in Kitimat-Stikine
August 10 -- Wildfire update for August 10 (video)
August 10 -- District extends State of Emergency another week
August 10 -- As wildfires closed in, 9 hikers rescued by helicopter from BC mountain
August 10 -- Northern Health releases medical services list for evacuees seeking shelter in Terrace
August 10 -- 9 hikers rescued near Telegraph Creek fire
August 10 -- Situation improves a bit for Stikine Wildfires, but not for Babine Complex Fires
August 10 -- Alakali Lake and South Stikine Fires grow to 30 thousand hectares
August 9 -- Telegraph Creek Fire update (video)
August 9 -- Regional politicians tour the Telegraph Lake/Dease Lake area to assess wildfire situation  NCR
August 9 -- BC shows overwhelming support for Telegraph Creek
August 9 -- Alkali Lake and South Stikine fires merge, causing problems for Telegraph Creek crews
August 8 -- Telegraph Creek Wild Fire update (video)
August 8 -- Tahltan territory wildfires merge into massive blaze
August 8 -- Donaldson hoping for First-Hand look at Telegraph Creek Situation
August 8 -- Volatile Telegraph Creek wildfires merge overnight
August 8 -- Minister of Public Safety says programs will be made available to help Telegraph Creek
August 8 -- Wildfire evacuees asked to check in with support services
August 8 -- Haisla Nation donates to Tahltan evacuees
August 8 -- Crews continue to battle growing Alkali Lake wildfire threatening Telegraph Creek
August 8 -- Nisga'a donate to Tahltan evacuees, firefighting efforts
August 8 -- Alkali Lake fire grows and comes close to South Stikine merger
August 7 -- Fires force Telegraph Creek evacuation
August 7 -- Structural protection units to stay in Telegraph Creek overnight while heavy equipment clears Highway 51
August 7 -- 27 structures destroyed by Wildfires in Telegraph Creek area
August 7 -- Fire destroys 27 structures in Telegraph Creek
August 7 -- 27 structures lost in 'volatile' northern BC wildfire
August 7 -- Telegraph Creek evacuated (video)
August 7 -- 27 structures in Telegraph Creek area lost to fire
August 7 -- Buildings destroyed in Telegraph Creek area as wildfires rage in Northern BC
August 7 -- Tahltan Band chief says anxiety rising over unconfirmed social media posts
August 7 -- Kitsumkalum Hall opens for Telegraph Creek evacuees
August 7 -- Northwest wildfire consumes some structures at Telegraph Creek, residents evacuated around Northwest  NCR
August 7 -- Wildfire Devestates Telegraph Creek
August 7 -- Telegraph Creek Evacuated as Wildfires Spread
August 7 -- 27 structures in Telegraph Creek area lost to fire
August 7 -- Buildings destroyed in Telegraph Creek area
August 6 -- Tahltan Central Government says Deas Lake and Iskut preparing as wildfires rage
August 6 -- Fires grow in Telegraph Creek
August 6 -- Latest communities evacuated include Telegraph Creek
August 6 -- Yukon MLA helps family and friends leave fire-threatened Telegraph Creek
August 5 -- Telegraph Creek under evacuation order
August 2 -- More crews moved to Alkali Lake wildfire


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Island Lake Fire ( South of Francois Lake)

Updates from BC Wildfire Service

Latest Update

News items of note

August 15 -- Wildfire smoke in Bulkley Valley to Drift into Prince George
August 15 -- 'We've increased communications much earlier than last year:' Donaldson
August 15 -- BC Declares province wide state of emergency due to Wildfires
August 15 -- BC declares state of emergency as hundreds of wildfires burn across province
August 15 -- BC declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage
August 15 -- Minister of Safety Mike Farnworth declares provincial state of emergency for BC
August 15 -- State of Emergency declared as Wildfire Crews continue to work multiple fires across the province  NCR
August 14 -- "We are short on the ground in the fires in my area,": Rustad
August 14 -- Growth on several Northwest blazes
August 13 -- Province looking to Federal Government for Wildfire Assistance
August 13 -- Northwest Wildfires update (video)
August 13 -- Evacuation orders/alerts blanked southern portion of Bulkley-Nechako RD
August 13 -- Province requests Federal assistance in Wildfire fights  NCR
August 13 -- Island Lake Evacuation Alert Expanded
August 10 -- Babine Complex Fires continue aggressive behaviour
August 10 -- Wildfires 5 km from northwest BC fibre optic cable
August 9 -- Winds fuel expansion of Babine Complex Fires
August 8 -- Island Lake Wildfire evacuation order zone increases
August 8 -- Minister tours Burns Lake area wildfires
August 7 -- Lakes District Wildfires update (video)
August 7 -- Island Lake Fire now estimated at 7,000 hectares
August 7 -- RDBN expands the Island Lake Evacuation Zones for 2nd time
August 7 -- Lakes District Fires Burn Aggressively
August 6 -- RDBN expands evacuation alert and order zones for the Island Lake Wildfire
August 3 -- Forest Fire situation worsens in Northwest -- Evacuation orders issued
August 3 -- Evacuation order issues for homes southeast of Francois Lake

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Nadina Lake ( South of Houston)

Updates from BC Wildfire Service

Latest Update

News items of note


August 15 -- Wildfire smoke in Bulkley Valley to Drift into Prince George
August 15 -- 'We've increased communications much earlier than last year:' Donaldson
August 15 -- BC Declares province wide state of emergency due to Wildfires
August 15 -- BC declares state of emergency as hundreds of wildfires burn across province
August 15 -- BC declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage
August 15 -- Minister of Safety Mike Farnworth declares provincial state of emergency for BC
August 15 -- State of Emergency declared as Wildfire Crews continue to work multiple fires across the province  NCR
August 14 -- "We are short on the ground in the fires in my area,": Rustad
August 14 -- Growth on several Northwest blazes
August 14 -- Nadina-Verdun Wildfire evacuation order, alert expansion
August 13 -- Province looking to Federal Government for Wildfire Assistance
August 13 -- Northwest Wildfires update (video)
August 13 -- Evacuation orders/alerts blanked southern portion of Bulkley-Nechako RD
August 13 -- Province requests Federal assistance in Wildfire fights  NCR
August 10 -- Nadina Wildfire evacuation order/alert areas expanded
August 10 -- Babine Complex Fires continue aggressive behaviour
August 7 -- Nadina Lake Wildfire Forces the RDBN to expand the evacuation zones for a 2nd time
August 2 -- Evacuation order issued for East End of Nadina Lake
August 2 -- Evacuation alert for the Nadine Lake Fire
August 2 -- Evacuation order issued south of Burns Lake
August 2 -- Evacuation order southeast of Bulkley Valley

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Shovel Lake ( Endako/Burns Lake)

Updates from BC Wildfire Service



Latest Update

News items of note

August 15 -- Wildfire smoke in Bulkley Valley to Drift into Prince George
August 15 -- 'We've increased communications much earlier than last year:' Donaldson
August 15 -- BC Declares province wide state of emergency due to Wildfires
August 15 -- BC declares state of emergency as hundreds of wildfires burn across province
August 15 -- BC declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage
August 15 -- Minister of Safety Mike Farnworth declares provincial state of emergency for BC
August 15 -- State of Emergency declared as Wildfire Crews continue to work multiple fires across the province  NCR
August 14 -- "We are short on the ground in the fires in my area,": Rustad
August 14 -- Growth on several Northwest blazes
August 14 -- RDBN expands Shovel Lake evacuation order area
August 13 -- Province looking to Federal Government for Wildfire Assistance
August 13 -- Northwest Wildfires update (video)
August 13 -- Nadleh Whut'en Nation Boundary included in latest Shovel Lake evacuation order expansion
August 13 -- Evacuation orders/alerts blanked southern portion of Bulkley-Nechako RD
August 13 -- Province requests Federal assistance in Wildfire fights  NCR
August 12 -- Wildfires cause more evacuation orders and alerts for north-central British Columbia
August 12 -- Residents on edge, some evacuated as wildfires rage in North Central BC
August 11 -- Evacuation alert around Shovel Lake fire expanded 
August 11 -- 3 new emergency support centres open up in Kitimat-Stikine
August 10 -- 'We're in serious trouble': concern growing over massive wildfires burning near Burns Lake
August 10 -- Wildfires 5 km from northwest BC fibre optic cable
August 9 -- Lakes District Wildfire update (August 9)
August 9 -- Two new evacuation order expansions in the Bulkley-Nechako, including one south of Houston
August 9 -- Shovel Lake wildfire evacuation alert area expanded again
August 9 -- Evacuation Zones grow in Lakes District
August 9 -- RDBN expands Shovel Lake evacuation order/alert areas
August 8 -- Lakes District Wild fire update (video)
August 8 -- Minister tours Burns Lake area wildfires
August 8 -- RDBN reception centre locations
August 7 -- Wildfire Crews Trying to Hold Back Fires (video)
August 5 -- Crews continue to battle wildfires
August 5 -- Shovel Lake wildfire still growing
August 4 -- Wildfires continue in Prince George Fire Centre

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South Stikine River (Stikine River at Tahltan River)

Updates from BC Wildfire Service

Fire merged with Telegraph Creek Fire 
(see notes for that fire for updates)


Latest Update

News items of note

August 15 -- BC declares state of emergency as hundreds of wildfires burn across province
August 15 -- BC declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage
August 15 -- Minister of Safety Mike Farnworth declares provincial state of emergency for BC
August 15 -- State of Emergency declared as Wildfire Crews continue to work multiple fires across the province  NCR
August 13 -- Province looking to Federal Government for Wildfire Assistance
August 13 -- Northwest Wildfires update (video)
August 13 -- Evacuation orders/alerts blanked southern portion of Bulkley-Nechako RD
August 13 -- Province requests Federal assistance in Wildfire fights  NCR

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Torkelson Lake ( South of Fort Babine)

Updates from BC Wildfire Service

Latest Update

News items of note

August 15 -- New evacuation order in effect for West Babine River fire
August 15 -- Wildfire smoke in Bulkley Valley to Drift into Prince George
August 15 -- 'We've increased communications much earlier than last year:' Donaldson
August 15 -- BC Declares province wide state of emergency due to Wildfires
August 15 -- BC declares state of emergency as hundreds of wildfires burn across province
August 15 -- BC declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage
August 15 -- Minister of Safety Mike Farnworth declares provincial state of emergency for BC
August 15 -- State of Emergency declared as Wildfire Crews continue to work multiple fires across the province  NCR
August 14 -- "We are short on the ground in the fires in my area,": Rustad
August 13 -- Province looking to Federal Government for Wildfire Assistance
August 13 -- Northwest Wildfires update (video)
August 13 -- Evacuation orders/alerts blanked southern portion of Bulkley-Nechako RD
August 13 -- Province requests Federal assistance in Wildfire fights  NCR
August 10 -- Fire near Lake Babine prompts expanded evacuation alert
August 10 -- Northwest Fire Centre  updates wildfire situation in the Bulkley Fire Zone
August 8 -- RDBN reception centre locations
August 6 -- RDBN issues an evacuation order due to the Torkelsen Lake Wildfire

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Verdun Mountain (Southwest of Grassy Plains)

Updates from BC Wildfire Service

Latest Update

News items of note

August 15 -- Wildfire smoke in Bulkley Valley to Drift into Prince George
August 15 -- 'We've increased communications much earlier than last year:' Donaldson
August 15 -- BC Declares province wide state of emergency due to Wildfires
August 15 -- BC declares state of emergency as hundreds of wildfires burn across province
August 15 -- BC declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage
August 15 -- Minister of Safety Mike Farnworth declares provincial state of emergency for BC
August 15 -- State of Emergency declared as Wildfire Crews continue to work multiple fires across the province  NCR
August 14 -- "We are short on the ground in the fires in my area,": Rustad
August 14 -- Growth on several Northwest blazes
August 14 -- Nadina-Verdun Wildfire evacuation order, alert expansion
August 14 -- Guards set up around Verdun Wildfire threatened overnight
August 14 -- RDBN expands evacuation order for Verdun mountain
August 13 -- Province looking to Federal Government for Wildfire Assistance
August 13 -- Northwest Wildfires update (video)
August 13 -- Evacuation orders/alerts blanked southern portion of Bulkley-Nechako RD
August 13 -- Province requests Federal assistance in Wildfire fights  NCR
August 10 -- Fire near Lake Babine prompts expanded evacuation alert
August 10 -- Babine Complex Fires continue aggressive behaviour
August 8 -- Verdun Fire evacuation/alert areas expand
August 7 -- Residents ordered to evacuate Verdun Mountain area
August 7 -- RDBN expands evacuation zones for the Verdun Mountain Wildfire

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Gilmore Lake Fire (Topley)

Updates from BC Wildfire Service

Latest Update

News items of note

August 15 -- Wildfire smoke in Bulkley Valley to Drift into Prince George
August 15 -- 'We've increased communications much earlier than last year:' Donaldson
August 15 -- BC Declares province wide state of emergency due to Wildfires
August 15 -- BC declares state of emergency as hundreds of wildfires burn across province
August 15 -- BC declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage
August 15 -- Minister of Safety Mike Farnworth declares provincial state of emergency for BC
August 15 -- State of Emergency declared as Wildfire Crews continue to work multiple fires across the province  NCR
August 14 -- "We are short on the ground in the fires in my area,": Rustad
August 13 -- Province looking to Federal Government for Wildfire Assistance
August 13 -- Northwest Wildfires update (video)
August 13 -- Evacuation orders/alerts blanked southern portion of Bulkley-Nechako RD
August 13 -- Province requests Federal assistance in Wildfire fights  NCR
August 11 -- Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako operating four emergency reception centres
August 10 -- Fire near Lake Babine prompts expanded evacuation alert
August 10 -- Babine Complex Fires continue aggressive behaviour
August 8 -- RDBN reception centre locations
August 8 -- Bulkley-Nechako issues further orders as fires continue to grow
August 7 -- RDBN issues evacuation alert and order for Fire near Topley
August 7 -- Reported blaze near Topley
August 7 -- Fire near Topley forces evacuation order and alert




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Purvis Lake Wildfire (Takla Landing)

Updates from BC Wildfire Services

Latest Update


News items of note

August 15 -- Wildfire smoke in Bulkley Valley to Drift into Prince George
August 15 -- 'We've increased communications much earlier than last year:' Donaldson
August 15 -- BC Declares province wide state of emergency due to Wildfires
August 15 -- BC declares state of emergency as hundreds of wildfires burn across province
August 15 -- BC declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage
August 15 -- Minister of Safety Mike Farnworth declares provincial state of emergency for BC
August 15 -- State of Emergency declared as Wildfire Crews continue to work multiple fires across the province  NCR
August 14 -- "We are short on the ground in the fires in my area,": Rustad
August 13 -- Province looking to Federal Government for Wildfire Assistance
August 13 -- Northwest Wildfires update (video)
August 13 -- Province requests Federal assistance in Wildfire fights  NCR
August 6 -- Crews battle fire east of Takla Lake
August 6 -- Wildfire Battles continue
August 6 -- Purvis Lake Wildfire forces evacuation order



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Tweedsmuir Fire ( Southwest of Fraser Lake)


Updates from BC Wildfire Services

News Items of Note

August 15 -- Evacuation order, Alert expanded for Tweedsmuir complex Wildfires
August 15 -- Wildfire smoke in Bulkley Valley to Drift into Prince George
August 15 -- 'We've increased communications much earlier than last year:' Donaldson
August 15 -- BC Declares province wide state of emergency due to Wildfires
August 15 -- BC declares state of emergency as hundreds of wildfires burn across province
August 15 -- BC declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage
August 15 -- Minister of Safety Mike Farnworth declares provincial state of emergency for BC
August 15 -- State of Emergency declared as Wildfire Crews continue to work multiple fires across the province  NCR
August 13 -- Province looking to Federal Government for Wildfire Assistance
August 13 -- Northwest Wildfires update (video)
August 13 -- Province requests Federal assistance in Wildfire fights  NCR
August 10 -- RDBN expands evacuation order for Tweedsmuir Fires

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