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RDBN holding public wildfire information session in Burns Lake

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako is holding a wildfire information meeting this evening in Burns Lake. The purpose of the meeting is to answer all questions relating to the recent evacuation orders and alerts, and it is open to the public. It will be held at Lakes District Secondary School at 685 Highway 16, and doors will open at 5:30, ... Read More »

Grass fire spreads to apartment complex in Terrace

What started out as a grass fire ended up sparking a blaze that required RCMP to block off a road in Terrace yesterday. Firefighters received reports of the fire at around 2:00 yesterday afternoon. By the time crews arrived on site, heavy wind had already caused the fire to spread to a nearby hedge and eventually to the side of ... Read More »

Shovel Lake Fire now estimated at 684 square kilometres

The Chief of a Fort St. James area First Nation is encouraging members voluntarily leave the community before flames from the Shovel Lake Wildfire force an evacuation order. Alexander McKinnon of the Nak’azdli Whut’en told those gathered at a joint information session Wednesday night that 191 members left voluntarily Tuesday and a further 90 plus left Wednesday to escape smoke ... Read More »

Over 500 wildfire evacuees come to Prince George

Many residents forced to evacuate the Shovel Lake and other wildfires in the Bulkley-Nechako region are ending up in Prince George. City officials note that the number of evacuees registered in Prince George topped 500 as of Tuesday night.  Those needing palace to stay were put up in local hotels and motels. With the growing number of evacuees arriving in ... Read More »

RDBN calls off evacuation order for Gilmore Lake Fire

Some good news for residents affected by a wildfire burning southwest of Topley. The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has rescinded an evacuation order for the Gilmore Lake Wildfire. The affected properties include Sunset Lake, south to Lot 7933, east to Lot 6706, north to Lot 3338 and Lot 3341. An evacuation alert remains in effect for the eastern end of Gilmore ... Read More »

Shovel Lake fire evacuation alert expanded

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an expanded evacuation alert for the Shovel Lake Fire. The alert now covers an area east of the Augier Main Forest Service Road to Highway 27 and north of Highway 16 and the north shore of Fraser Lake to Stuart Lake. The RDBN expanded the evacuation alert for the wildfire earlier Wednesday. More information ... Read More »

Cariboo Fire Centre plans controlled burns to prevent wildfire spread

A haze of wildfire smoke that’s settled in the Cariboo over the last number of days may get even thicker. The BC Wildfire Service says plans are in the works to remove unburned fuels between the Narcosli Creek fire and a machine guard on the southeastern corner of the fire. It’s hoped the planned ignition on this fire and others ... Read More »

Evacuation order for Shovel Lake wildfire expanded

The Regional District of Bulkley Nechako has expanded the evacuation order for the Shovel Lake wildfire. The new evacuation zone now stretches from east of Augier Main FSR to Dog Creek FSR, north of Highway 16 and the north shore of Fraser Lake, and south of Stewart Lake. Evacuees are asked to head to the reception centre at the CN ... Read More »

RCMP block off Old Skeena Bridge to assist firecrews

RCMP have closed off the Old Skeena Bridge in Terrace in an effort to assist firefighters in the area. Fire crews are currently working to extinguish a structure fire at the Twin River Estates apartment complex, and required the road to be closed off due to traffic interferance. Police expect the bridge to be reopened within the hour. The cause ... Read More »

RDBN updates evacuation numbers

Evacuation orders in the Bulkley Nechako currently cover nearly 500 dwellings, with nearly 2 thousand more under evacuation alerts. As of this afternoon, the Shovel Lake fire, which is the largest fire in the province at over 50 thousand hectares, is putting 208 residences under evacuation orders, and another thousand under alert. The Nadina Verdun fire, which has seen drastic ... Read More »

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