Canadian Firefighter Magazine

Catching fire: BC wildfires are bigger, hotter and more consequential than ever

By UBC Okanagan News   

Headlines News Hot Topics wildfire

April 5, B.C. – As the searing flames lick at the lodgepole pines and kindling moss, Jeffrey Nishima-Miller works alongside his fellow firefighters to keep the wildfire contained. He’s trying to prevent the flames of the Elephant Hill fire—90 kilometres west of Kamloops—from ravaging nearby ranches, towns and Indigenous communities, where thousands of British Columbians make their living off the land. This features focuses on suppression tactics need to shift to prevention and mitigation for forests that are “begging to be burned.” UBC Okanagan News reports. | READ MORE

Print this page


Stories continue below