UPDATE: Hawaii Mars could fight Dog Mountain blaze

!The Hawaii Mars waterbomber was lowered onto the water the morning of July 7. - KATYA SLEPIAN/Alberni Valley News
  • updated Jul 7, 2015 at 6:27 PM

The Hawaii Mars could receive flight orders as early as July 7, Mayor Mike Ruttan said after taling with the Minister Steve Thomson.

Controlled burn on Dog Mountain

  • updated Jul 7, 2015 at 3:22 PM

The firefighting crews will do a staged ignition.

Fire help arriving from Ontario, Australia

  • updated Jul 7, 2015 at 4:53 PM

Reinforcements arrive in Abbotsford and Cranbrook, aircraft deployed to Kamloops with more wildfire help on the way

Dog Mountain fire grows to 125 hectares

  • posted Jul 7, 2015 at 12:00 AM

The B.C. Fire Service reported that the Sproat Lake fire has grown to 125 hectares.

Fire season shaping up as one of the worst

  • posted Jul 7, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Cost on pace with firestorm 2003, where Barriere, Okanagan Park fires burned homes, businesses rail trestles

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