Fire evacuation

Gena Barzan delivers cat food and supplies for a wildfire evacuee from Westwold Wednesday, July 21. (Animal Auxiliary photo)

Vernon group gives wildfire evacuated animals a leg up

Donations collected for North and South Okanagan evacuated pets

 

Crews battle the White Rock Lake fire, which has some Westwold residents under evacuation order and even more on alert. (Brent Robertson photo)

North Okanagan ranch helping wildfire evacuees and animals

O’Keefe Ranch has room for people and pets

 

An evacuation alert for Renata was issued July 21, 2021. (BC Wildfire Services - Twitter)

UPDATE: Renata on evac alert after area wildfires merge by Lower Arrow Lake

Residents on order to leave immediately July 21

 

The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Services photo)

UPDATE: Evacuation orders issued for Nk’Mip Creek wildfire

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has declared a local state of emergency

The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Services photo)
A plane drops retardant on the Becker Lake fire in Vernon, above Pottery Road, Saturday, July 10. (Tyler Martin/Instagram tylermartinphoto)

Evacuation alert lifted for Vernon area residents

Firefighting crews have a handle on Becker Lake fire sparked Saturday

A plane drops retardant on the Becker Lake fire in Vernon, above Pottery Road, Saturday, July 10. (Tyler Martin/Instagram tylermartinphoto)
Bruce Turnbull (left) and Peter Lindelauf (right) have taken it upon themselves to ensure their small, isolated neighbourhood of Husula is prepared should a wildfire strike. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Proactive pair protects small neighbourhood above Penticton from devastating fire potential

‘It’s not a matter of if, but when,’ wildfire hits Husula, near road with slew of illegal activity

Bruce Turnbull (left) and Peter Lindelauf (right) have taken it upon themselves to ensure their small, isolated neighbourhood of Husula is prepared should a wildfire strike. (Jesse Day - Western News)
District of Lake Country has evacuation plans for neighbourhoods in the event of a fire. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Fires trigger evacuation reminders in Lake Country

A second route out of The Lakes subdivision requires Highway 97 closure

District of Lake Country has evacuation plans for neighbourhoods in the event of a fire. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Some Oyama Lake residents are on evacuation alert following a second wildfire in the area Tuesday, July 6. (Rita Love photo)

UPDATE: Second wildfire sparked by lightning near Oyama

Out-of-control blaze in Oyama Lake area leaves residents uneasy

Some Oyama Lake residents are on evacuation alert following a second wildfire in the area Tuesday, July 6. (Rita Love photo)
Kasey Johnny, pictured here in Boothroyd on July 1, 2021, has many friends and family in Lytton she said she hadn’t heard from after the devastating fire that destroyed much of the town on June 30, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘I’m leaving all this behind’: Lytton resident recounts escaping home amid wildfire

Fraser Canyon residents share stories of scrambling to get away with no word on family and friends

Kasey Johnny, pictured here in Boothroyd on July 1, 2021, has many friends and family in Lytton she said she hadn’t heard from after the devastating fire that destroyed much of the town on June 30, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
A crane stands in the middle of a fire-ravaged Glenmore Road construction site on Thursday, April 8. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)

Evacuation order remains in effect around burned Kelowna construction site

Assessment of potentially risky crane to take place this afternoon

A crane stands in the middle of a fire-ravaged Glenmore Road construction site on Thursday, April 8. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)
Firefighters extinguished a fire in a derelict trailer west of Salmon Arm on Saturday, March 13. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm firefighters extinguish blaze in trailer

The empty trailer alongside the highway was unoccupied.

Firefighters extinguished a fire in a derelict trailer west of Salmon Arm on Saturday, March 13. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Kamloops Fire Rescue battled a landfill fire which belched toxic smoke into the air on Feb. 27. (City of Kamloops Photo)

Fire at Kamloops landfill sends thick black smoke into the air

Firefighters made slow progress on the fire throughout the morning.

  • Feb 27, 2021
Kamloops Fire Rescue battled a landfill fire which belched toxic smoke into the air on Feb. 27. (City of Kamloops Photo)
A Cherryville family lost their home to a fire Wednesday, Nov. 18. (Contributed)

Fire claims Cherryville family’s home

No one, including pets, was harmed, but community is banding together to help

A Cherryville family lost their home to a fire Wednesday, Nov. 18. (Contributed)
A Cherryville family lost their home to a fire Wednesday, Nov. 18. (Contributed)

UPDATE: North Okanagan helping family who lost everything in house fire

No one, including pets, was harmed, but GoFundMe started to help family rebuild

A Cherryville family lost their home to a fire Wednesday, Nov. 18. (Contributed)
The Sicamous Fire Department was able to use their ladder truck to rescue a cat which had been stuck in a tree. (Chelsea Bowman-Facebook)

Cat stuck in tree for two days saved by Shuswap firefighters

Rescue also an opportunity to train with ladder truck

The Sicamous Fire Department was able to use their ladder truck to rescue a cat which had been stuck in a tree. (Chelsea Bowman-Facebook)
People watch around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 as a houseboat on Mara Lake burns to the water line. (Contributed)

North Okanagan restores faith in humanity for houseboat fire victims

Community kindness leaves out-of-province father in tears of appreciation

People watch around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 as a houseboat on Mara Lake burns to the water line. (Contributed)
The Eagle Bluff Wildfire to the north of Oliver, B.C. is estimated to have grown to 600 hectares as of Tuesday night. (B.C. Wildfire Services)

Eagle Bluff wildfire grows to 1260 hectares, more properties on alert

Firefighters are using small-scale hand ignitions on the blaze, which is currently moving downhill

The Eagle Bluff Wildfire to the north of Oliver, B.C. is estimated to have grown to 600 hectares as of Tuesday night. (B.C. Wildfire Services)