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Crews continue to battle the Christie Mountain wildfire near Penticton. (Photo submitted by Les Clarke)

Stay out of firefighters way: City of Penticton

Residents are asked to cooperate with any requests firefighters may have or answer questions they ask

Crews continue to battle the Christie Mountain wildfire near Penticton. (Photo submitted by Les Clarke)
Photographer Douglas Drouin captures the Christie Mountain wildfire above homes in Heritage Hills on Aug. 18.

Penticton Search and Rescue called into action as Christie Mountain wildfire sparks

PENSAR assisted in alerting more than 700 residents of evacuations

Photographer Douglas Drouin captures the Christie Mountain wildfire above homes in Heritage Hills on Aug. 18.
Cori Stephen captured this photo looking toward the Christie Mountain fire.

UPDATE: 40 personnel remain at the Christie Mountain wildfire overnight

BC Wildfire will have 132 personnel on-site for the day

Cori Stephen captured this photo looking toward the Christie Mountain fire.
Christie Mountain wildfire, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 (Daniel Sltwg / Facebook)

Air quality advisory issued for South Okanagan

Many communities are expected to be impacted by smoke from the Christie Mountain wildfire

Christie Mountain wildfire, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 (Daniel Sltwg / Facebook)
The Mount Christie wildfire burning on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 18. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Majority of Okanagan fires human-caused

BC Wildfire Service urging extreme caution

The Mount Christie wildfire burning on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 18. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Photographer Douglas Drouin captures the Christie Mountain wildfire above homes in Heritage Hills on Aug. 18.

Residents and businesses rally around evacuees of Christie Mountain wildfire

Residents from Oliver to Kelowna are offering up bedrooms for evacuees to stay in

Photographer Douglas Drouin captures the Christie Mountain wildfire above homes in Heritage Hills on Aug. 18.
Nicole Bonnet and Mitch Pence of BC Wildfire Services addressed the media at the Lakeside Resort Conference Centre, Thursday Aug. 20, 2020 to address concerns regarding the Christie Mountain wildfire south of Penticton. (John Arendt - Black Press Media)

RDOS, City of Penticton, BC Wildfire hold press conference on Christie Mountain wildfire

A total of 100 firefighters were on scene of the wildfire near Penticton

Nicole Bonnet and Mitch Pence of BC Wildfire Services addressed the media at the Lakeside Resort Conference Centre, Thursday Aug. 20, 2020 to address concerns regarding the Christie Mountain wildfire south of Penticton. (John Arendt - Black Press Media)
Three fires are burning in the hills east of Lake Country. (BC Wildfire Service map)

Three small fires sparked near mountain lake in Okanagan

Lees Lake wildfires range from 0.01 to 1.2 hectares

Three fires are burning in the hills east of Lake Country. (BC Wildfire Service map)
A spot-sized wildfire was sparked by lightning north of Sugar Lake Tuesday, Aug. 18. (BC Wildfire Service map)

Lightning sparks small fire in North Okanagan

Blaze in steep terrain north of Sugar Lake

A spot-sized wildfire was sparked by lightning north of Sugar Lake Tuesday, Aug. 18. (BC Wildfire Service map)
The Mount Christie wildfire continues to burn at 2,000 hectares. (Photo submitted by Les Clarke)

Penticton residents under evacuation alert urged to plan ahead

ESS provides the provincial government with your contact information in case of an evacuation order

The Mount Christie wildfire continues to burn at 2,000 hectares. (Photo submitted by Les Clarke)
Faye Davidson, Facebook.

Fires near Summerland and Princeton considered held

The Dry Lake South and Munroe Creek fires are no longer out-of-control

Faye Davidson, Facebook.
Chris Clark. Facebook.

UPDATE: Forecasted winds may pose threat as Christie Mountain Wildfire grows

The blaze has grown to 2,o00 hectares as of Thursday morning

Chris Clark. Facebook.
Mount Christie wildfire in Penticton, B.C., as seen on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Lorna Nicholson/Instagram)

Hundreds to endure another sleepless night as Penticton wildfire continues to grow

Mount Christie fire roughly 1,400 hectares in size as crews work to gain control of blaze

Mount Christie wildfire in Penticton, B.C., as seen on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Lorna Nicholson/Instagram)
Lake Country firefighters joined crews in the South Okanagan the evening of Aug. 18 to assist in battling the Mt. Christie wildfire. (Submitted photo)

North Okanagan firefighters help battle Christie wildfire

Team drove up last evening to aid in protecting homes from Mount Christie blaze

Lake Country firefighters joined crews in the South Okanagan the evening of Aug. 18 to assist in battling the Mt. Christie wildfire. (Submitted photo)
The Gold Creek FSR fire is being monitored from the air but no ground crews are fighting it because it is burning in dangerous and remote terrain. (BC WildFire Service/Twitter)

Shuswap wildfires range from out of control to well contained

One fire being monitored from the air with no ground crew deployed

The Gold Creek FSR fire is being monitored from the air but no ground crews are fighting it because it is burning in dangerous and remote terrain. (BC WildFire Service/Twitter)
UPDATE: What to do with pets during the Mount Christie wildfire evacuation

UPDATE: What to do with pets during the Mount Christie wildfire evacuation

The South Okanagan BC SPCA is on evacuation alert and cannot board animals

UPDATE: What to do with pets during the Mount Christie wildfire evacuation
Erin Elizabeth, view from downtown Penticton

Your photos: Mount Christie wildfire near Okanagan Falls

A collection of photos and video from the Mount Christie wildfire above Skaha Lake

Erin Elizabeth, view from downtown Penticton
Photos submitted by Les Clarke

UPDATE: Forecasted winds may pose threat as Christie Mountain Wildfire grows to 2,000 hectares

More than 300 homes are on an evacuation order about 6 km from Okanagan Falls

Photos submitted by Les Clarke
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Munroe Creek fire grows to 5.9 hectares near Summerland

The 5 hectare blaze is in the Munroe Creek area

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BC Wildfire map.

Update: no overnight growth for Solomon Mountain wildfire

The 17.5 hectare fire still has 44 nearby properties on evacuation alert

BC Wildfire map.