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Firefighters were called to Shuswap Lake General Hospital Friday night, Sept. 23 to respond to a fire on Level 2 of the building, which the sprinkler system extinguished. Two patients were assessed for smoke inhalation. (File photo)

Damage from fire at Shuswap Lake General Hospital described as minor

Nineteen patients moved temporarily, firefighters pleased sprinkler system did its job

 

An overnight fire destroyed a home on Penticton’s Forsyth Drive on Sept. 23. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

Overnight fire rips through Penticton home

The blaze was extinguished by 4:30 a.m.

 

A fire is burning very close to the town of Hope. (Evguenia Stilinovic/Facebook)

UPDATE: Wildfire burning west of Hope now estimated at 30 hectares

No current threat to homes in the community, and more fire crews are on the way

A fire is burning very close to the town of Hope. (Evguenia Stilinovic/Facebook)
Burnt boat on Okanagan Lake. (Jen Zielinski/ Black Press Media)

Boat bursts into flames in Kelowna

The boat was on a lift off a 50 foot dock above Okanagan Lake

Burnt boat on Okanagan Lake. (Jen Zielinski/ Black Press Media)
A Naramata home was destroyed by fire Monday, Sep. 6. (Photo Brennan Phillips/Penticton Western News)

Structure in Naramata destroyed by fire

The Penticton Fire Department was also called in to help with the blaze

A Naramata home was destroyed by fire Monday, Sep. 6. (Photo Brennan Phillips/Penticton Western News)
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)
Vernon firefighters were quick to douse a grass fire in the bushes north of Kal Tire Place Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Grass fire sparked near Vernon arena

Firefighters responding to wildland blaze, no structures threatened

Vernon firefighters were quick to douse a grass fire in the bushes north of Kal Tire Place Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A vehicle caught fire on 31st Street, across from the Village Green Shopping Centre Thursday, Sept. 1. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Car catches fire near Vernon mall

Driver appears unharmed, 31st Street closed to traffic

A vehicle caught fire on 31st Street, across from the Village Green Shopping Centre Thursday, Sept. 1. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Fire near Aberdeen Mall in Kamloops (Image/@Jonathan_bc)

Grass fire burns out-of-control in Kamloops city limits

Traffic delays should be expected

  • Aug 31, 2022
Fire near Aberdeen Mall in Kamloops (Image/@Jonathan_bc)
A firefighter sprays down an area of the ground at the Briggs Creek wildfire near Kaslo. As of end-of-day Aug. 25, the wildfire will be downgraded from a fire of note. (BC Wildfire Service)

B.C. wildfires: Fires of note set to reduce to 3

Briggs Creek fire near Kaslo and Mount Docking fire near Radium Hot Springs to be downgraded

A firefighter sprays down an area of the ground at the Briggs Creek wildfire near Kaslo. As of end-of-day Aug. 25, the wildfire will be downgraded from a fire of note. (BC Wildfire Service)
A tree struck by lightning near Vernon in 2021. So far in 2022, lightning strikes have started 70 per cent of the total 1,144 wildfires. (Makayla Hentges/Facebook)

B.C. wildfires: Lightning continues to spark fresh blazes

Lightning responsible for 80 per cent of current 234 wildfires

A tree struck by lightning near Vernon in 2021. So far in 2022, lightning strikes have started 70 per cent of the total 1,144 wildfires. (Makayla Hentges/Facebook)
BC Wildfire Service crews are battling 215 active fires throughout the province as of Aug. 23. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)

B.C. wildfires: 215 fires burning, 72 of them out of control

Close to 40,000 hectares have burned this year

BC Wildfire Service crews are battling 215 active fires throughout the province as of Aug. 23. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)
Police tape is shown in this Tuesday, May 2, 2107 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

At least 40 people displaced by explosion and fire in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Assistant Fire Chief Pierre Morin says the cause of the explosion is not known

Police tape is shown in this Tuesday, May 2, 2107 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
An RV driven by a Kelowna man caught fire on Highway 97 north of Vernon Sunday, Aug. 21. (Contributed)

Kelowna man loses all in RV fire near Vernon

Vehicle caught fire shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21; man got out safely, lost all belongings

An RV driven by a Kelowna man caught fire on Highway 97 north of Vernon Sunday, Aug. 21. (Contributed)
Reports of a fire on the roof of George Elliot Secondary School in Lake Country, (Photo/Jordy Cunningham)

Quick response from fire department douses flames at Lake Country school

First calls came in around 7 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 17)

Reports of a fire on the roof of George Elliot Secondary School in Lake Country, (Photo/Jordy Cunningham)
A tractor-trailer fire traffic stopped in both directions on Vernon’s Old Kamloops Road Thursday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Vernon tractor-trailer unit catches fire

Happened on Old Kamloops Road; traffic stopped in both directions shortly before 4 p.m.

A tractor-trailer fire traffic stopped in both directions on Vernon’s Old Kamloops Road Thursday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A firetruck is on site at a deadly fire at a large oil storage facility in Matanzas, Cuba, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. The fire was triggered when lighting struck one of the facility’s eight tanks late Friday, Aug. 5th. (Yamil Lage, Pool photo via AP)

2nd firefighter dies as Cuba battles raging oil plant fire

International aid pouring in, fire has injured 130 and destroyed 4 of the facility’s eight tanks

A firetruck is on site at a deadly fire at a large oil storage facility in Matanzas, Cuba, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. The fire was triggered when lighting struck one of the facility’s eight tanks late Friday, Aug. 5th. (Yamil Lage, Pool photo via AP)
Fire activity at the Maria Creek wildfire on Aug. 1. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

B.C. wildfires: Blazes in southern regions continue to challenge crews

50 active fires burning across the province

Fire activity at the Maria Creek wildfire on Aug. 1. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
(BC Wildfire Services)

Cooler temperatures calming Keremeos wildfire

Cooler temperatures are expected for a few days, but there’s a chance of thunderstorms

(BC Wildfire Services)
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