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A man jumps on a skimboard while riding on tidal pools at Spanish Banks as smoke from wildfires burning in B.C. and in the U.S. hangs over the downtown core, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. Firefighters in West Vancouver are responding to a what they describe as a wildfire at the top of the Caulfeild neighbourhood on the lower slopes of Cypress Falls Park. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Firefighters respond to wildfire in West Vancouver near Cypress Falls Park

Temperature records were set in 21 communities around the province

 

(BC Wildfire)

Wildfire off Highway 33 near Kelowna triples in size

After being called Arlington Lake, it is now called the West Kettle River wildfire

 

(Artem_Apukhtin/Pixabay photo)

Fire ban extended in Kamloops Fire Centre

Campfires under a half-metre wide by half-metre tall are allowed

  • Oct 12, 2022

 

Smokey Bear waving goodbye as Ember the Fox becomes the new face of FireSmart. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Smokey Bear heads for retirement as BC Wildfire introduces Ember the Fox

Ember the Fox replaces Smokey Bear as FireSmart mascot after nearly 80 years

Smokey Bear waving goodbye as Ember the Fox becomes the new face of FireSmart. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
BC Wildfire Service file

Expect visible flames, smoke as prescribed burn in Okanagan starts soon

Preparation for 170-hectare prescribed burn could start as early as Monday

  • Oct 11, 2022
BC Wildfire Service file
Heather Lake wildfire pictured on Sept. 15 after an evacuation alert was lifted for Eastgate. (BC Wildfire)
Heather Lake wildfire pictured on Sept. 15 after an evacuation alert was lifted for Eastgate. (BC Wildfire)
Photo of the June Springs Road blaze (Rolf van Andrian, Myra Canyon Lodge/ Submitted)

Structure fire turned 2 hectare wildfire now under control in Kelowna

The fire is causing smokey skies across Kelowna

Photo of the June Springs Road blaze (Rolf van Andrian, Myra Canyon Lodge/ Submitted)
Wendy McCulloch (third from the left), Executive Director of Community Futures British Columbia, and Naina Sloan (third from the right), Vice President of programs and partners with the Pacific Economic Development Canada, with representatives of the communities receiving a portion of the funding. (Zachary Delaney)

Feds kick in $5.5 million to help B.C. mitigate economic effects of disasters

Funds given to Community Futures British Columbia to distribute to small business and non-profits

Wendy McCulloch (third from the left), Executive Director of Community Futures British Columbia, and Naina Sloan (third from the right), Vice President of programs and partners with the Pacific Economic Development Canada, with representatives of the communities receiving a portion of the funding. (Zachary Delaney)
According to Chawathil councillors Deanna John and Audrey George, Chawathil was once again forgotten about by the District of Hope during this emergency despite being only a kilometre away from the fire. (Deanna John)

B.C. First Nation says support lacking as wildfire raged near Hope

Councillors of Chawathil say they and 200 band members left to deal with fire on their own

According to Chawathil councillors Deanna John and Audrey George, Chawathil was once again forgotten about by the District of Hope during this emergency despite being only a kilometre away from the fire. (Deanna John)
The Flood Falls Trail wildfire is now estimated to be 545 hectares according to BC Wildfire Service (Richard Haworth/Facebook)

UPDATE: Evacuation orders lifted for residents around Hope wildfire

Residents of 12 properties near Flood Falls Trail wildfire can return home

The Flood Falls Trail wildfire is now estimated to be 545 hectares according to BC Wildfire Service (Richard Haworth/Facebook)
Highway 1 eastbound through Hope is closed Sunday (Sept. 11) as the Flood Falls Trail wildfire continues to grow. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

Highway 1 eastbound closed between Chilliwack and Hope as area wildfire grows

All eastbound traffic detoured to Highway 7 and Highway 9 Sunday

Highway 1 eastbound through Hope is closed Sunday (Sept. 11) as the Flood Falls Trail wildfire continues to grow. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
Smoke seen from hills of South East Kelowna. (Image/ Terry Lust)
Smoke seen from hills of South East Kelowna. (Image/ Terry Lust)
Fire spotted off Highway 5. (Image/ Jillian Zielinski)

Wildfire near Coquihalla outside of Merritt

The Gillis Lake fire started Wednesday afternoon

Fire spotted off Highway 5. (Image/ Jillian Zielinski)
Wildfire officials in British Columbia say they are working with BC Parks and the Transportation Ministry to prepare for the spread of a blaze that has already charred 19 square kilometres of bush in Manning provincial park, as shown in this recent handout image provide by the BC Wildfire Service. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service

Crews keep close watch on one B.C. wildfire, as another delays school in northeast

Manning Park, Hudson’s Hope home to notable blazes

Wildfire officials in British Columbia say they are working with BC Parks and the Transportation Ministry to prepare for the spread of a blaze that has already charred 19 square kilometres of bush in Manning provincial park, as shown in this recent handout image provide by the BC Wildfire Service. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service
The Blue Mountain Fire in Penticton is being held at 54 hectares according to the BC Wildfire Service. (BC Wildfire)

High winds challenging Okanagan wildfire crews

However, several blazes in the Okanagan are being held or are under control

The Blue Mountain Fire in Penticton is being held at 54 hectares according to the BC Wildfire Service. (BC Wildfire)
The Blue Mountain wildfire in Penticton has grown to 50 hectares (Photo - @BCGovFireInfo/Twitter)

UPDATE: New wildfire west of Penticton has grown to 55 hectares

The Blue Mountain wildfire started on Sept. 2 and is thought to be human-caused

The Blue Mountain wildfire in Penticton has grown to 50 hectares (Photo - @BCGovFireInfo/Twitter)
In this June 11, 2019 file photo, firefighter Andrew Pettit walks among the flames during a prescribed fire in Cedar Grove at Kings Canyon National Park, Calif. (Brian Melley/The Associated Press)
In this June 11, 2019 file photo, firefighter Andrew Pettit walks among the flames during a prescribed fire in Cedar Grove at Kings Canyon National Park, Calif. (Brian Melley/The Associated Press)
The fire expanded while burning the pine needles and an Oregon grape bush
(Cameron McMillan/ Submitted )

Lightning causes fire on Kelowna farm

McMillan Farms also had to battle flood waters earlier this year

The fire expanded while burning the pine needles and an Oregon grape bush
(Cameron McMillan/ Submitted )
The East Meadows Plateau wildfire is about 20 kilometres from the City of Kamloops. (Photo/BCWS Twitter)

Wildfire sparks just north of Kamloops

The fire is highly visible to Kamloops and the surrounding area

The East Meadows Plateau wildfire is about 20 kilometres from the City of Kamloops. (Photo/BCWS Twitter)
BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up in areas surrounding the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)

Keremeos Creek blaze stable over the weekend

Keremeos wildfire behaviour remains relatively stable

BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up in areas surrounding the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)