Andrea DeMeer

The landscape has changed

The Spotlight visited the fire zone today, and spent time with the Incident Management Team

Highway 5A and Summers Creek Road remained closed and evacuated

There was a lot of welcome news in the Town of Princeton…

Evac order lifted for 47 Princeton properties

Update: 12 p.m. Residents of 47 properties in Princeton are able to…

Princeton fire 50 per cent contained

“We’ve made very good progress so far”

“It looks like a really good day” – Wildfire BC

Cooler temperatures aiding suppression efforts

Princeton residents need to post house numbers

There are no evacuation orders or alerts for Princeton at this time

UPDATE: Fire is now 35 per cent contained

Fire grows overnight to 3,278 hectares

Arsonists responsible for five Hedley fires

Police ask for community’s help

Princeton police get reinforcements

“If you are going to sneak back to your house, please leave the name of your dentist with someone so we can identify what is left of you if something goes wrong.”

Princeton fire grows overnight

Weekend weather forecast concerns fire team

UPDATE: Fire now 10 per cent contained

“The fire is 2,700 hectares in size and zero per cent contained.”

A fire can destroy many things – but not spirit

“William and I are still here and the property is still there and Allison Creek is still running through it.”

BREAKING: Princeton fire grows to 2,700 hectares overnight

140 firefighters are deployed to the suppression effort today

Supplies are on the way now

“These guys are just amazing…they cover their own gas and they don’t ask for anything.”

Princeton declares a state of emergency

“We want to make sure we are prepared.”

BREAKING: Princeton evacuation order expanded once more

An additional 46 homes have been added to the 195 homes set to be evacuated over the next 12 hours

‘I’m glad to be a Canadian today’

60 families evacuated Friday have registered at the reception centre

Wildlife may survive these wildfires, if they’re fast

“We may never know what animals were killed and what happened.”

UPDATE: Princeton fire holds at 1,500 hectares

The Princeton wildfire has grown to 1,500 hectares and structures have been lost

Princeton evacuees have a place to sleep

As of 4:30 p.m. Saturday there were 428 area homes on evacuation alert