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RDCK reduces number of homes under evacuation alert from Talbott Creek Fire

129 homes in the vicinity of the fire are no longer under an evacuation alert

 

Talbott Creek fire grows to 860 hectares

Helicopters haven’t been able to fight fire recently due to low visibility

 

Talbott Creek fire grows to 610 hectares

Up to 147 firefighters, 10 helicopters now being used to fight the fire

 

Talbot Creek fire holds steady at 446 hectares

Helicopters have been collecting water in buckets to suppress eastern and northern flanks of fire

UPDATE: Talbot Creek fire in Slocan Valley grows to over 300 hectares

Evacuation alert and area restriction remains in place

BC Wildfire Service to conduct night vision trials for helicopters in South Okanagan

This technology could assist with future firefighting operations

B.C. wide burning restrictions come into effect April 16

‘Larger open burns pose an unnecessary risk and could detract from wildfire detection’

B.C. works to prepare for future wildfire, flood seasons

Stepping up prescribed burns is part of the provincial strategy

B.C. wildfires to burn into 2018

Many of the largest fires likely won’t be doused until the spring.

Rain slows Nelson area wildfires

The Harrop Creek fire received 10 to 15 mm of rain over the weekend

McCormick Creek evacuee leaves home as fire-charred wood reaches his property

Jim Mullaly was one of many Nelway evacuees to go through the evacuation centre in Salmo Saturday.

$90M spent million fighting B.C. wildfires since April 1

There were 17 new fires started on Sunday