Tara Bowie

A glimpse behind the fire lines

A Keremeos volunteer firefighter talks about what it was like to patrol the Snowy Mountain fire

BC Wildfire crews don’t mind a homemade brownie every once in awhile

When donating to BC Wildfire crews remember moderation is key - they don’t want to waste.

Storm not an impact on Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos

Thunderstorm that came through the Similkameen Saturday morning has had no impact on Snowy Mtn. fire

BC wildfire actioning small fire southwest of Hedley

A spot fire started earlier this evening Aug. 10 about 10 kilometres southwest of Hedley

About 250 BC wildfire members to setup camp in Keremeos

Crews are currently assessing the size and behaviour of Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos

Cathedral Lakes Lodge prepares to reopen as Placer Mountain fire held

The Placer Mountain fire burning in the Similkameen is considered held

Update: BC Wildfire monitoring flare ups above K-Mountain in Keremeos

Fire has reached a bowl area in high elevation on K-Mountain, risk of fire coming downslope is low

Snakes rattling up trouble for wildfire crews near Keremeos

Terrain near the Snowy Mountain fire, 14 kilometres southeast of Keremeos, is home to rattlesnakes

UPDATE: Highway 3 near Hedley open

A transport truck caught fire just east of Hedley causing a grass fire

Similkameen Valley home of Best Cider of the Year

Twisted Hills in Cawston won Best Cider of the Year in WineAlign. Other wineries won awards too.

Update: Smokier skies expected near Snowy Mountain fire

Planned burn offs are expected near the Smoky Mountain fire Wednesday

Update: Crews mop-up Placer Mountain fire, still 90 per cent contained

Crews have made significant progress on this fire and will patrol and mop-up today.

Update: Wind cancels burn-off plans for Snowy Mountain fire

The Snowy Mountain fire did not grow overnight Tuesday and remains 40 per cent contained

Similkameen grassfire put out within ‘a stones throw’ from homes

Bud Gottfriedson and his family was woken up when two grass fires were within 100 metres of his home at the side of Highway 3. Highway was closed 10 km east of Keremeos.

Grassfire put out within ‘a stones throw’ from some homes

Bud Gottfriedson and his family was woken up when two grass fires were within 100 metres of his home

VIDEO: Early morning blaze pushes Keremeos fire resources to max

A storage building behind a restaurant in downtown Keremeos was destroyed by fire.

Update: Structures still at risk from Snowy Mountain fire

While the Snowy Mountain wildfire continues to rage, crews are actioning two new fires

Update: Protection plan in place for Cathedral Lakes Lodge

BC Wildfire has continues to work the Placer Mountain wildfire

Coffee with a cop brews up community engagement

Several members of the RCMP did some community outreach by having coffee at Starbucks in Penticton

Update: Snowy Mountain fire now 10,911 hectares in size

BC Wildfire Crews and Keremeos Volunteer firefighters working hard to control fire