Kamloops News

Image Credit: Chad Klassen / CFJC Today

Monte Lake fire 30% contained, residents say neighbours' homes lost

By Chad Klassen
July 27, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: July 27, 2017 - 5:55pm

KAMLOOPS — Residents of Monte Lake are nervously watching the Martin Mountain wildfire burning near the community, although the B.C. Wildfire Service says firefighters are getting the upper hand on the fire with 30 per cent containment. 

Image Credit: Vanessa Ybarra / CFJC Today

Heffley Louis-Creek Road wildfire sparks anxiety for nearby residents

By Vanessa Ybarra
July 27, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: July 27, 2017 - 5:56pm

WHITECROFT, B.C. — It's a sight Lori McLean has been keeping a close eye on for the last 24 hours.

"We're pretty confident they're hitting it pretty hard," said McLean.  "It's far enough away from the community, so we're just keeping an eye on it."

Image Credit: Vanessa Ybarra / CFJC Today

Lemonade stand raises hundreds of dollars for wildfire evacuees

By Vanessa Ybarra
July 26, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: July 26, 2017 - 6:26pm

KAMLOOPS — Amid the devastation and distress, the wildfires in B.C. have shone a light on the kindness and generosity of Kamloops residents.

A brother and sister are helping in their own way, by starting up a lemonade stand with proceeds going to the Canadian Red Cross.