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B.C. wildfire costs, numbers down over last year thanks to wet weather

Hot, dry conditions fuelled a number of blazes early in May, but wet weather has created a downturn in fire activity over the past month.

Crews stand down in bog fire outside Vancouver, cause still being investigated

Delta Fire says the fire in Burns Bog is fully contained.
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WILDFIRE-FIGHTING: Truths learned on the frontline of an adrenaline-fueled job

Wildfires consume media attention at this time of year but much of the day-to-day realities of fire-fighting is overlooked.
Smoke in Osoyoos. Photo by Jessica Lebowitz

Vacationers retreat as smoke from deadly U.S. wildfires blankets Okanagan

Washington wildfire smoke brings southern B.C. air quality advisories.

BURNED! Media mocks Harper appearance at BC wildfire

Thompson Okanagan media takes Prime Minister Harper to the woodshed for disrupting firefighting efforts for photo-op.
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50 new B.C. fires over weekend leads to calls for vigilance despite wet weather

Vancouver's air quality is on the rise but so are fires, leading officials to warn that this is no time to let our guard down.
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Wildfires expanding by the moment in B.C.

Wildfires are expanding at a rapid pace in B.C. In the span of a few minutes that journalists spoke on the phone with B.C. Wildfire Service Chief Fire Information Officer Kevin Skrepnek...
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Silence from government leaders while locals contend with smoke and ash

The vacationing premier had not been heard from in days during the heightened wildfire alert, leading to the hashtag #FindChristyClark.

Thousands return to Slave Lake almost 2 weeks after fire levelled third of town

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. -- Life is slowly pumping back into a northern Alberta town scarred by a wildfire that left more than 400 homes and businesses in ruin. About 7,000 people who fled the flames with...