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Grass fire off Pier Mac Way. (Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News)

Abandoned camp fire cause of blaze off Highway 97 in Kelowna

Multiple fire departments are responding to the call

Grass fire off Pier Mac Way. (Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News)
16 BC Wildfire Service firefighters who tested positive for COVID-19 after being deployed to California are staying in Richmond, B.C. at a quarantine facility. (BC Wildfire Service file photo)
16 BC Wildfire Service firefighters who tested positive for COVID-19 after being deployed to California are staying in Richmond, B.C. at a quarantine facility. (BC Wildfire Service file photo)
The Mt. Christie fire destroyed more than 2,200 ha and took out one home. Penticton’s fire chief is asking home owners to wildfire-proof homes to prevent future fires. (BC Wildfire Services photo)

Penticton fire chief wants people to wildfire-proof homes

Mount Christie fire a reminder of why we need to prevent future wildfires

The Mt. Christie fire destroyed more than 2,200 ha and took out one home. Penticton’s fire chief is asking home owners to wildfire-proof homes to prevent future fires. (BC Wildfire Services photo)
BC Wildfire has removed the Christie Mountain fire from its list of ‘fires of note’ due to minimal fire activity. (BC Wildfire/Twitter)

Christie Mountain wildfire deemed under control

The wildfire is no longer considered a fire of note

BC Wildfire has removed the Christie Mountain fire from its list of ‘fires of note’ due to minimal fire activity. (BC Wildfire/Twitter)
BC Wildfire Service reports a fire east of Highway 1 between Salmon Arm and Canoe. (BC Wildfire image)

Wildfire burning between Salmon Arm and Canoe east of Highway 1

B.C. Wildfire Service says fire person-caused

BC Wildfire Service reports a fire east of Highway 1 between Salmon Arm and Canoe. (BC Wildfire image)
The Green Mountain Rd. wildfire is now deemed by BC Wildfire to be under control. Above, a local resident watches helicopters fight the wildfire on Friday. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Green Mountain Rd. wildfire deemed ‘under control’

Four days after it was discovered, the fire remains under investigation, but suspected person caused

The Green Mountain Rd. wildfire is now deemed by BC Wildfire to be under control. Above, a local resident watches helicopters fight the wildfire on Friday. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
(BC Wildfire photo)

More crews assigned to wildfire near Apex Mountain

The Penticton-area fire up Green Mountain Road is now 1.5 hectares in size

(BC Wildfire photo)
BC Wildfire Service is tackling a small wildfire up Green Mountain Road near the Apex Mountain turnoff which was discovered the afternoon of Sept. 4. It is approximately 0.2 ha in size, and is about 2 km from nearby residences. (Phil McLachlan – Western News)

GALLERY: BC Wildfire crews battling fire near Apex Mountain

At 5:30 p.m. the fire was 0.2 hectares in size, and had three helicopters, plus eight crew on scene

BC Wildfire Service is tackling a small wildfire up Green Mountain Road near the Apex Mountain turnoff which was discovered the afternoon of Sept. 4. It is approximately 0.2 ha in size, and is about 2 km from nearby residences. (Phil McLachlan – Western News)
The Christie Mountain wildfire has been determined by BC Wildfire Service to be caused by lightning. (BC Wildfire)

Christie Mountain wildfire suspected lightning caused: BC Wildfire

BC Wildfire Service announced their findings into the wildfire on Aug. 31

The Christie Mountain wildfire has been determined by BC Wildfire Service to be caused by lightning. (BC Wildfire)
A helicopter flies near the Christie Mountain wildfire near Penticton. (BC Wildfire Service)

Evacuation alert for 319 properties in Heritage Hills rescinded

Residents are asked to refer to their fire re-entry kit for information on roads, water, more

A helicopter flies near the Christie Mountain wildfire near Penticton. (BC Wildfire Service)
(BC Wildfire Service)

Wildfire crews burning fuels to reduce Christie Mountain wildfire behaviour

Smoke will continue to be visible from the vicinity of the wildfire as a result of fuel management

(BC Wildfire Service)
Penticton’s mayor, John Vassilaki penned a public letter Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 to express gratitude for all those involved in fighting the Christie Mountain wildfire. (City of Penticton photo)

COLUMN: Penticton mayor thanks those battling wildfire

The Christie Mountain wildfire remains active with minimal growth

Penticton’s mayor, John Vassilaki penned a public letter Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 to express gratitude for all those involved in fighting the Christie Mountain wildfire. (City of Penticton photo)
Friday at noon, an area evacuation order was initiated for the vicinity of the wildfire area, restricting people without authorization from travelling within mapped geographical boundaries. (BC Wildfire Service Photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen working on re-entry plan for Heritage Hills residents

Christie Mountain fire had resulted in evacuation order in Electoral Area D

Friday at noon, an area evacuation order was initiated for the vicinity of the wildfire area, restricting people without authorization from travelling within mapped geographical boundaries. (BC Wildfire Service Photo)
The BC Wildfire Service map shows the approximate position of fires which were doused by Chase Fire Rescue on the morning of Aug. 22. (BC Wildfire Service Image)

Firefighters douse suspicious blazes near Chase

The cause of the fires is under investigation

The BC Wildfire Service map shows the approximate position of fires which were doused by Chase Fire Rescue on the morning of Aug. 22. (BC Wildfire Service Image)
Deputy Mayor Chad Eliason, Darcie Fletcher, Columbia Shuswap Regional District Fire Services Co-ordinator Sean Coubrough, Anna Dimaggio, Matt Koivisto and Jennifer Beckett are among Salmon Arm residents thinking of their Penticton neighbours as the South Okanagan city struggles with the Christie Mountain wildfire. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Salmon Arm residents offer words of support to Penticton during Christie Mountain wildfire

Residents empathize having shared experience of past wildfires in B.C.

Deputy Mayor Chad Eliason, Darcie Fletcher, Columbia Shuswap Regional District Fire Services Co-ordinator Sean Coubrough, Anna Dimaggio, Matt Koivisto and Jennifer Beckett are among Salmon Arm residents thinking of their Penticton neighbours as the South Okanagan city struggles with the Christie Mountain wildfire. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
B.C. Wildfire Service firefighter works on the perimeter of a fire, July 2019. (B.C. government)

Largest Shuswap wildfire being held, no growth expected

Crews have begun the laborious task of building a fire guard around the Barriere Pass FSR fire.

B.C. Wildfire Service firefighter works on the perimeter of a fire, July 2019. (B.C. government)
(Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Penticton ICU patients moved to Kelowna amid Christie Mountain wildfire

Four ICU patients and nine long-term care residents have been relocated

(Phil McLachlan - Western News)
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)
A trio of fires, one under control, one out of control and one brand new are burning in the Eagle Pass area. (BC Wildfire Service Image)

Two wildfires in the Shuswap remain out of control

One fire near Adams Lake and the other east of Sicamous have not been contained

A trio of fires, one under control, one out of control and one brand new are burning in the Eagle Pass area. (BC Wildfire Service Image)
Two firefighters, Nathan Martin and Captain Chad Graham, have taken a water tender down to assist the BC Wildfire Service in their fight with the Christie Mountain fire. (CSRD photo)

Falkland firefighters assist with Pentiction blaze

Two firefighters and a water tender are in action on the Christie Mountain fire.

Two firefighters, Nathan Martin and Captain Chad Graham, have taken a water tender down to assist the BC Wildfire Service in their fight with the Christie Mountain fire. (CSRD photo)