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Witnesses began reporting a new wildfire in Penticton Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2020 between Sendero Canyon and Campbell Mountain. (Stefan Rzad / Facebook)

UPDATE: Penticton Fire Department extinguishes grass fire near Sendero Canyon

The blaze was unrelated to the Christie Mountain wildfire

Witnesses began reporting a new wildfire in Penticton Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2020 between Sendero Canyon and Campbell Mountain. (Stefan Rzad / Facebook)
Air tankers spotted near Princeton. Photo Faye Davidson

UPDATE: Another wildfire sparks near Dry Lake, north of Princeton

This is the second fire in the area this month

Air tankers spotted near Princeton. Photo Faye Davidson
The City of Penticton urged boaters to avoid air tankers on Skaha Lake Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Contributed)

Boaters urged to avoid air tankers on Skaha Lake

Air tankers are collecting water from the lake to fight the Christie Mountain wildfire

The City of Penticton urged boaters to avoid air tankers on Skaha Lake Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Contributed)
BC Wildfire Crews are en route to a small fire that popped up Aug. 17, 2020 near Vaseux Creek. (BC Wildfire dashboard)

Small wildfire burning near Vaseux Creek

Crews are currently en route

BC Wildfire Crews are en route to a small fire that popped up Aug. 17, 2020 near Vaseux Creek. (BC Wildfire dashboard)
Evacuation alert for homes near Dry Lake fire rescinded by RDOS, August 7. Fire classified as Under Control. (File)

Evacuation alert for homes near Dry Lake fire rescinded

Fire status changed to Under Control, crews remain on site patrolling and extinguishing hot spots

Evacuation alert for homes near Dry Lake fire rescinded by RDOS, August 7. Fire classified as Under Control. (File)
This photo of the Marble Point fire north of Sicamous was taken about 9 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020, when it appeared to still be growing. (Bigwater Taxi on Shuswap Lake photo)

Fire at Marble Point near Sicamous now under control

Two days of work on the fire has reduced its size and controlled it

This photo of the Marble Point fire north of Sicamous was taken about 9 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020, when it appeared to still be growing. (Bigwater Taxi on Shuswap Lake photo)
The Rose Valley Dam wildfire in West Kelowna is considered “under control” by the B.C. Wildfire Service as of Aug. 5. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)

West Kelowna wildfire ‘under control’

B.C. Wildfire anticipates no further growth from the three-hectare fire

The Rose Valley Dam wildfire in West Kelowna is considered “under control” by the B.C. Wildfire Service as of Aug. 5. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
Two fires sparked in the Silver Star Mountain area, with a third near Bobbie Burns Mountain roughly 66 km east of Vernon, July 31, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service)

Crews control fire near Okanagan mountain resort

Three fires sparked in the North Okanagan Friday night

Two fires sparked in the Silver Star Mountain area, with a third near Bobbie Burns Mountain roughly 66 km east of Vernon, July 31, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service)
The sign of smoke indicating a fire in B.C. this summer has so far been a surprisingly rare occurrence due to the precipitation and cooler temperatures in May through July so far this year. But things are expected to heat up for the rest of July and into August. (BC Wildfire/Facebook photo)

Rainy, cooler weather reducing forest fire activity in Okanagan

Kamloops Fire Centre reports fewer than average fires this year as of mid-July

The sign of smoke indicating a fire in B.C. this summer has so far been a surprisingly rare occurrence due to the precipitation and cooler temperatures in May through July so far this year. But things are expected to heat up for the rest of July and into August. (BC Wildfire/Facebook photo)
A BC Wildfire helicopter prepares for take off. (Joe Lebeau/Hashmark Photography)

BC Wildfire Service to conduct night vision trials for helicopters in Penticton

This technology could assist with future firefighting operations

A BC Wildfire helicopter prepares for take off. (Joe Lebeau/Hashmark Photography)
Grass fire extinguished at Bertram Park in Kelowna

Grass fire extinguished at Bertram Park in Kelowna

Kelowna fire crews are responding to a smouldering grass fire in Bertram Park

Grass fire extinguished at Bertram Park in Kelowna
A sky lantern was behind a grass fire doused by Vernon Fire and Rescue on April 12, 2020. (City of Vernon)

Sky lantern behind Vernon grass fire

Big fines associated with use of prohibited sky lanterns

A sky lantern was behind a grass fire doused by Vernon Fire and Rescue on April 12, 2020. (City of Vernon)
The fire pictured, located 17 kilometres north of Lytton (K70045), was approximately 10 hectares in size last night. The fire is suspected to be human caused. (BC Wildfire - Facebook)

Wildfire north of Lytton grows to 30ha, classified as ‘being held’

The wildfire, burning in steep terrain, is not currently threatening any structures

The fire pictured, located 17 kilometres north of Lytton (K70045), was approximately 10 hectares in size last night. The fire is suspected to be human caused. (BC Wildfire - Facebook)
Wildfire east of Merritt 69 ha, remains classified as ‘being held’

Wildfire east of Merritt 69 ha, remains classified as ‘being held’

Crews will be heading out for a final patrol of the area tomorrow (April 15)

Wildfire east of Merritt 69 ha, remains classified as ‘being held’
Smoking rubble is all that remains of the Robinsmith home in the Botanie Valley near Lytton following the wildfire of 2014. Image: BRIDGE RIVER LILLOOET NEWS

2014 Lytton wildfire arson trial may be delayed by pandemic

Percival Williams is slated to stand trial next month in Kamloops on one count of arson

  • Apr 14, 2020
Smoking rubble is all that remains of the Robinsmith home in the Botanie Valley near Lytton following the wildfire of 2014. Image: BRIDGE RIVER LILLOOET NEWS
The fire pictured, located 17 kilometres north of Lytton (K70045), was approximately 10 hectares in size last night. The fire is suspected to be human caused. (BC Wildfire - Facebook)

Wildfire north of Lytton classified as out of control

There are five BC Wildfire Service members on site

The fire pictured, located 17 kilometres north of Lytton (K70045), was approximately 10 hectares in size last night. The fire is suspected to be human caused. (BC Wildfire - Facebook)
The fire pictured, located 17 kilometres north of Lytton (K70045), was approximately 10 hectares in size last night. The fire is suspected to be human caused. (BC Wildfire - Facebook)

Wildfire east of Merritt, 50 ha in size, classified as ‘held’

Firefighters on scene working to gain more accurate track of fire’s perimeter

The fire pictured, located 17 kilometres north of Lytton (K70045), was approximately 10 hectares in size last night. The fire is suspected to be human caused. (BC Wildfire - Facebook)
Wildfire east of Merritt, 50 ha in size, classified as ‘held’

Wildfire east of Merritt, 50 ha in size, classified as ‘held’

Firefighters on scene working to gain more accurate track of fire’s perimeter

Wildfire east of Merritt, 50 ha in size, classified as ‘held’
Three wildfires south of Cawston remain small, crews on scene assessing situation

Three wildfires south of Cawston remain small, crews on scene assessing situation

Six personnel from the BC Wildfire Service will be assessing those fires today (April 13)

Three wildfires south of Cawston remain small, crews on scene assessing situation
April 14, 2020 - Two of three wildfires in close proximity to the Similkameen River, four kilometres south of Cawston, are classified as out. (BC Wildfire Service)

Two of three wildfires south of Cawston classified as out

A three-person BC Wildfire Service crew patrolled the area today

April 14, 2020 - Two of three wildfires in close proximity to the Similkameen River, four kilometres south of Cawston, are classified as out. (BC Wildfire Service)