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

April 5, 2022
By UBC Okanagan News

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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