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Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

Bird takes out power and starts fire north of Oliver

The Oliver Fire Department extinguished the early morning blaze

 

A helicopter drops water on a fire at Gogo’s Christmas Tree Farm on Monday, July 26. (Photo courtesy Brian Irwin)

800 Christmas trees burn in fire at Nanaimo tree farm

Firefighting crews, including helicopters, battle fire all night

 

A man was found allegedly setting fire to a wooded area in West Kelowna. (Andrew Lee/Facebook)

West Kelowna man arrested, charged with arson

36-year-old Stephen Leader was taken into custody this morning, West Kelowna RCMP say

 

West Kelowna Fire Rescue Station 32 (Contributed: Facebook).

West Kelowna firefighters extinguish blaze at mobile home park

The garage where the fire sparked and a nearby home suffered significant damage

West Kelowna Fire Rescue Station 32 (Contributed: Facebook).
A truck fire came dangerously close to a home on Okanagan Landing Road Monday morning before firefighters doused the blaze. (BX Dobs photo)

Suspicious truck fire spreads near Vernon

Nearby home spared from blaze, which RCMP are investigating

A truck fire came dangerously close to a home on Okanagan Landing Road Monday morning before firefighters doused the blaze. (BX Dobs photo)
Fire at Shelter Bay Marina. BC Highway Cameras.

UPDATE: Crews knock down grass fire at West Kelowna marina

The fire sparked just before noon on Tuesday

Fire at Shelter Bay Marina. BC Highway Cameras.
Keremeos fire truck

Fire that destroyed stairs at Keremeos home quickly extinguished

The Keremeos fire department has been kept very busy recently

Keremeos fire truck
A brush fire close to the Chevron station on 32nd Street Saturday at 4:30 a.m. was one of four fires in 12 hours dealt with successfully by Vernon Fire Rescue Services. (@vernonfirefighters photo)

Busy 12-hour span for Okanagan fire department

Three brush fires and a structure fire in Vernon successfully doused Friday night and Saturday morning

A brush fire close to the Chevron station on 32nd Street Saturday at 4:30 a.m. was one of four fires in 12 hours dealt with successfully by Vernon Fire Rescue Services. (@vernonfirefighters photo)
Debbie Ramsay in the middle with some volunteers at a one day fundraiser at the Super Wash on Main Wednesday to help two families left homeless from the Maples townhouse fire June 29. (Facebook)

Fundraiser for Penticton townhouse fire victims a big success

Debbie Ramsay was at the Super Wash on Main Wednesday with hot dogs and prize tickets

Debbie Ramsay in the middle with some volunteers at a one day fundraiser at the Super Wash on Main Wednesday to help two families left homeless from the Maples townhouse fire June 29. (Facebook)
A shed was burnt down on 10th Ave in Keremeos on July 16. (Keremeos Fire Department)

Keremeos Fire Department kept busy battling 5 blazes

Four of the fires are considered suspicious.

A shed was burnt down on 10th Ave in Keremeos on July 16. (Keremeos Fire Department)
On Tuesday, July 12, the Silver Creek Fire Department responded to a brush fire at a property along Yankee Flats Road in the Spa Hills area. (Silver Creek Fire Department photo)
On Tuesday, July 12, the Silver Creek Fire Department responded to a brush fire at a property along Yankee Flats Road in the Spa Hills area. (Silver Creek Fire Department photo)

Shuswap firefighters quick to contain fire in Spa Hills

Firefighters arrived on scene to find slash pile had rekindled

On Tuesday, July 12, the Silver Creek Fire Department responded to a brush fire at a property along Yankee Flats Road in the Spa Hills area. (Silver Creek Fire Department photo)
On Tuesday, July 12, the Silver Creek Fire Department responded to a brush fire at a property along Yankee Flats Road in the Spa Hills area. (Silver Creek Fire Department photo)
Members of enforcement at the memorial service. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Colwood’s fire chief remembered for devotion, love for community

John Cassidy was honoured with a procession and memorial on June 10

Members of enforcement at the memorial service. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The Kamloops Fire Centre, which oversees the Okanagan-Shuswap, is showing elevated levels of fire fuel buildup. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

‘High hazard’: Dry conditions, lack of rain spikes Okanagan-Shuswap wildfire risk

Conditions in the region are volatile and much-needed rain is not present in the weather forecast

The Kamloops Fire Centre, which oversees the Okanagan-Shuswap, is showing elevated levels of fire fuel buildup. (B.C. Wildfire Service)
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)
West Kelowna firefighters put out a small grassfire on Wednesday, July 7. (Contributed/West Kelowna Fire Rescue)

Grass fire in West Kelowna causes power outage

The blaze was quickly knocked down by crews, power out in Boucherie area

West Kelowna firefighters put out a small grassfire on Wednesday, July 7. (Contributed/West Kelowna Fire Rescue)
Seven people, including four children, have died in a house fire in Chestermere, Alta., just east of Calgary, Friday, July 2, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘So devastating:’ 7 people dead, 5 escape house fire east of Calgary

RCMP said the cause of the fire is under investigation

Seven people, including four children, have died in a house fire in Chestermere, Alta., just east of Calgary, Friday, July 2, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Penticton Fire Department was called to put out a dumpster fire behind the Plaza Motel on Canada Day. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Dumpster fire behind Plaza Motel in Penticton quickly extinguished

The fire was out within 20 minutes of reports of the smoking dumpster

The Penticton Fire Department was called to put out a dumpster fire behind the Plaza Motel on Canada Day. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Fire ripped through a residential unit at the Maples on Maple Street in Penticton, leaving residents homeless. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

GoFundMe set up for victims of Penticton multiplex fire

Victims lost everything they owned in the blaze

Fire ripped through a residential unit at the Maples on Maple Street in Penticton, leaving residents homeless. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Several emergency vehicles including fire trucks, police, an ambulance and a BC Wildfire crew respond to a barn fire, in this photo on the right hand side of 40th Street NE, in Salmon Arm on Tuesday afternoon, June 29. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm firefighters extinguish barn fire in 40 C heat

Dry terrain and high temperatures heighten danger of blaze spreading

Several emergency vehicles including fire trucks, police, an ambulance and a BC Wildfire crew respond to a barn fire, in this photo on the right hand side of 40th Street NE, in Salmon Arm on Tuesday afternoon, June 29. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Maple Street apartment fire. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

“Everything is gone’: Multiple homes destroyed in Penticton multiplex fire

Penticton Fire Dept. got the blaze under control within an hour but not before homes were lost

Maple Street apartment fire. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)