New picture book from CBC’s Johanna Wagstaffe seeks to demystify wildfires | Education

CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaff and award-winning illustrator Julie McLaughlin collaborated on a new picture that aims to demystify wildfires. Little Pine Cone: Wildfires and the Natural World (HC $21.95) available from Orca Book Publishers, is written for children aged 6 to 8, and provides a gentle, science-based introduction to wildfires and high- lights their important … Read more

Lind Fire fully contained after destroying several homes, seriously injured firefighter recovering | News

Lind Fire fully contained after destroying several homes, seriously injured firefighter recovering | News | We recognize you are attempting to access this website from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA) including the EU which enforces the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and therefore access cannot be granted at this time. … Read more

Wildfire southwest of Penticton, B.C., prompts more evacuation alerts and orders

The Keremeos Creek wildfire burning north of Keremeos, B.C., on July 29.HO/The Canadian Press Hundreds of Interior B.C. residents were on evacuation alert over the weekend as two wildfires in the province grew after a week of dry conditions during a heat wave in Western Canada. The Keremeos Creek fire was first discovered on Friday … Read more

Keremeos Creek wildfire in South Okanagan listed at 150 hectares, but likely bigger, say officials

A South Okanagan wildfire that’s burning southwest of Penticton has quickly grown and now may be 200-plus hectares in size — twice the estimate it was on Friday. It was discovered on Friday along with many others in the Kamloops Fire Centre after scattered lightning strikes across the Southern Interior. The Keremeos Creek blaze was … Read more

Explosive wildfire near Yosemite grows, forcing thousands of evacuations: “It’s absolutely terrifying”

A fierce California wildfire expanded Monday, burning several thousand acres and forcing evacuations as tens of millions of Americans sweltered through scorching heat over the weekend. More than 2,000 firefighters backed by 17 helicopters have been deployed against the Oak Fire, which broke out Friday near Yosemite National Park, according to the California Department of … Read more

Wildfire near Yosemite National Park explodes in size, forces thousands of evacuations

A fast-moving brush fire near Yosemite National Park has exploded in size into one of California’s largest wildfires of the year, prompting evacuation orders for thousands of people and shutting off power to more than 2,000 homes and businesses. The Oak Fire started Friday afternoon southwest of the park near the town of Midpines in … Read more