Adam Louis

An overhead view of the Long Island fire in north Harrison Lake. The fire has spread to cover about 50 hectares, and fire crews have been fighting the blaze day and night. (Photo/B.C. Wildfire Service)

2 new wildfires discovered north of Harrison

At least nine total fires burned in the days surrounding the holiday weekend

An overhead view of the Long Island fire in north Harrison Lake. The fire has spread to cover about 50 hectares, and fire crews have been fighting the blaze day and night. (Photo/B.C. Wildfire Service)
An overhead view of the Long Island fire in north Harrison Lake. The fire has spread to cover about 50 hectares, and fire crews have been fighting the blaze day and night. (Photo/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: 5 wildfires remain in Harrison Hot Springs area

Hornet Creek No. 2, Talc Creek fires are out

An overhead view of the Long Island fire in north Harrison Lake. The fire has spread to cover about 50 hectares, and fire crews have been fighting the blaze day and night. (Photo/B.C. Wildfire Service)
Six wildfires started in the Harrison area on Saturday, July 31. Five are still burning as of about 8 p.m. (Screenshot/BCWS)

UPDATE: 70 lightning strikes in Harrison area as firefighters battle six Saturday wildfires

Lightning sparked a number of fires around the north part of the lake

Six wildfires started in the Harrison area on Saturday, July 31. Five are still burning as of about 8 p.m. (Screenshot/BCWS)
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Nearly $50,000 in contraband seized at Kent Institution

Meth, marijuana, tobacco seized in two-month operation

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A BC Wildfire Service Helicopter approaches the fire, carrying a bucket of water. (Photo/Laurie Tritschler)

UPDATE: Second wildfire in Spuzzum area quickly extinguished

First fire on July 27 was quickly extinguished

A BC Wildfire Service Helicopter approaches the fire, carrying a bucket of water. (Photo/Laurie Tritschler)
The July Mountain wildfire south of Merritt has grown to 1,800 hectares. The Coquihalla Highway is not in immediate danger at this time. (Screenshot/B.C. Wildfire Service)
The July Mountain wildfire south of Merritt has grown to 1,800 hectares. The Coquihalla Highway is not in immediate danger at this time. (Screenshot/B.C. Wildfire Service)
A number of vehicles were involved in a serious crash along Highway 3, affecting flow in both lanes. Injuries and the cause are unknown. Photo/Colin May

TRAFFIC: Multi-vehicle crash on Highway 3 near Manning Park

Wildfire smoke has affected visibility in the area

A number of vehicles were involved in a serious crash along Highway 3, affecting flow in both lanes. Injuries and the cause are unknown. Photo/Colin May
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Agassiz boater urges caution on Harrison Lake after saving group of 5 from drowning

James Hogg estimates at least two people were minutes away from dying

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Even small crashes on the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge can snarl traffic over the Fraser River for several minutes. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Bike, pedestrian lanes for Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge on hold amid seismic upgrades

District, residents urged government to address call for active transportation on bridge

Even small crashes on the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge can snarl traffic over the Fraser River for several minutes. (Adam Louis/Observer)
A BC Wildfire Service Helicopter approaches the fire, carrying a bucket of water. (Photo/Laurie Tritschler)

July Mountain wildfire 1 kilometre away from Coq Highway

Fire crews focused on keeping blaze away from the road

A BC Wildfire Service Helicopter approaches the fire, carrying a bucket of water. (Photo/Laurie Tritschler)
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PHOTOS: Eight nights in Agassiz: Harrison Festival of the Arts wraps up for another year

The music fades out as patrons look forward to 2022’s Festival

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Jason Momoa is seen here as Baba Voss in the Apple+ series “See”, partially filmed in Harrison Mills. Momoa is coming back to Canada to film ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ but specific filming locations are currently under wraps. (Photo/Apple)

‘Aquaman’s’ Jason Momoa resurfacing in Canada for sequel

Jason Momoa was last seen in Canada filming ‘See,’ which was shot in Harrison Mills

Jason Momoa is seen here as Baba Voss in the Apple+ series “See”, partially filmed in Harrison Mills. Momoa is coming back to Canada to film ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ but specific filming locations are currently under wraps. (Photo/Apple)
The July Mountain fire has grown to 760 hectares south of Merritt. Evacuation orders for 25 properties are unchanged. (Screenshot/B.C. Wildfire Service)

Smoke makes July Mountain fire size difficult to estimate

Fire has been burning south of Merritt for 10 days

The July Mountain fire has grown to 760 hectares south of Merritt. Evacuation orders for 25 properties are unchanged. (Screenshot/B.C. Wildfire Service)
Matthew Fuller captured this shot of a high-flying orb seen above the Fraser Valley in recent days. Though a number of theories have made their rounds on social media, the most likely explanation for the airborne visitor is it’s a communications balloon from a scrapped Alphabet, Inc. intiative called Project Loon. (Photo/Matthew Fuller)

VIDEO: UFO or something else? Fraser Valley residents speculate on soaring sphere

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a…balloon?

Matthew Fuller captured this shot of a high-flying orb seen above the Fraser Valley in recent days. Though a number of theories have made their rounds on social media, the most likely explanation for the airborne visitor is it’s a communications balloon from a scrapped Alphabet, Inc. intiative called Project Loon. (Photo/Matthew Fuller)
The cause of the crash has not been determined.  (Black Press file photo)

Burnaby man wanted on Canada-wide warrant arrested in Rosedale

Impaired driving investigation led to arrest, seizure of gun and drugs

The cause of the crash has not been determined.  (Black Press file photo)
Arnulf Salazar, 53, died tragically on Saturday (July 17) after saving a child from drowning in Chehalis Lake. A GoFundMe has been set up to support the family during this time of loss. (Screenshot/GoFundMe)

‘Amazing father’ remembered after drowning while saving child in Chehalis Lake

GoFundMe set up to support Arnulf Salazar’s family

Arnulf Salazar, 53, died tragically on Saturday (July 17) after saving a child from drowning in Chehalis Lake. A GoFundMe has been set up to support the family during this time of loss. (Screenshot/GoFundMe)
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UPDATE: July Mountain fire razes 760 hectares after a week of burning

July Mountain fire has been burning since Tuesday, July 13

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PHOTOS: Harrison Festival of the Arts rocks on through the weekend

A look at some of the acts to grace the stage at Holberg Farm

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(From left to right) MP Brad Vis, PowerWood managing director Jake Power, MLA Kelli Paddon and District of Kent Mayor Sylvia Pranger prepare to cut the ribbon to celebrate PowerWood’s grand opening in Agassiz on Wednesday, July 7. See more photos online at www.agassizharrisonobserver.com. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: PowerWood’s grand opening celebrated in Agassiz

The company was established in Coquitlam in 1995

(From left to right) MP Brad Vis, PowerWood managing director Jake Power, MLA Kelli Paddon and District of Kent Mayor Sylvia Pranger prepare to cut the ribbon to celebrate PowerWood’s grand opening in Agassiz on Wednesday, July 7. See more photos online at www.agassizharrisonobserver.com. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue volunteers, Popkum firefighters, medics and an off-duty nurse assisted in saving the life of a woman during a medical emergency on the Bridal Falls trail. (Photo/KHSAR)

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue assisted in life-saving Bridal Falls rescue

KHSAR reminds the public that their services come at no charge

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue volunteers, Popkum firefighters, medics and an off-duty nurse assisted in saving the life of a woman during a medical emergency on the Bridal Falls trail. (Photo/KHSAR)