B.C. Wildfires 2022

As wildfires in B.C. are predicted to worsen, researchers are looking for ways in which families and communities can prepare for more extreme wildfire seasons (Courtesy photo / Parker Anders)

Learning to live with wildfires should be at core of prevention efforts, experts urge

As wildfires are predicted to worsen, we must learn to ‘co-exist’ with fires

As wildfires in B.C. are predicted to worsen, researchers are looking for ways in which families and communities can prepare for more extreme wildfire seasons (Courtesy photo / Parker Anders)
Online fire-risk dashboard will be launching in Surrey and other communities in pilot project. (File photo/Shane MacKichan)

Fire-risk online tool coming to Surrey to help reduce fire-related deaths

The dashboard will track and show where fires are so that fire departments’ resources are best-used

Online fire-risk dashboard will be launching in Surrey and other communities in pilot project. (File photo/Shane MacKichan)
A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. piloting fire dashboard to help identify communities most at-risk of blazes

Online dashboard will launch in Coquitlam, Surrey, and Port Alberni in July

A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A cow crosses a road in Green Lake, B.C., which is under an evacuation order due to a wildfire burning nearby, on Sunday, July 30, 2017. There are currently 151 wildfires burning and according to the B.C. Wildfire service more than 4,200 square kilometres have burned since April 1. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to visit areas affected by wildfires Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. makes livestock location tracking program mandatory ahead of wildfire season

Premise identification means better emergency responses to fires and floods says ministry

A cow crosses a road in Green Lake, B.C., which is under an evacuation order due to a wildfire burning nearby, on Sunday, July 30, 2017. There are currently 151 wildfires burning and according to the B.C. Wildfire service more than 4,200 square kilometres have burned since April 1. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to visit areas affected by wildfires Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Firefighters from Port Moody and Gibsons participate in wildland firefighting training organized by the Burnaby Fire Department, in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The Engine Boss course that includes training on tactics to protect homes in the event of a wildfire, is designed to ensure municipal fire departments meet the requirements for provincial wildfire deployments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Firefighters from Port Moody and Gibsons participate in wildland firefighting training organized by the Burnaby Fire Department, in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The Engine Boss course that includes training on tactics to protect homes in the event of a wildfire, is designed to ensure municipal fire departments meet the requirements for provincial wildfire deployments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE – Wildland firefighter Ty Feldinger works on steep terrain to put out hot spots remaining from a controlled burn the B.C. Wildfire Service conducted to help contain the White Rock Lake wildfire on Okanagan Indian Band land, northwest of Vernon, B.C., on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Rainy, cool spring could be saving grace to start of B.C.’s wildfire season, but risks remain

Temperatures in April were below normal with northern regions receiving above-normal precipitation

FILE – Wildland firefighter Ty Feldinger works on steep terrain to put out hot spots remaining from a controlled burn the B.C. Wildfire Service conducted to help contain the White Rock Lake wildfire on Okanagan Indian Band land, northwest of Vernon, B.C., on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck