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A small claims decision regarding the actions of a boat owner whose boat was moored at Captain’s Cove marina during a fire on July 27, 2020, favoured the boat owner. (David Konynenbelt photo)

Boat owner victorious in claim centered around marina fire in the Shuswap

Small claims decision stated Captain’s Cove marina near Canoe did not provide evidence of allegations

A small claims decision regarding the actions of a boat owner whose boat was moored at Captain’s Cove marina during a fire on July 27, 2020, favoured the boat owner. (David Konynenbelt photo)
West Kelowna Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire, last night. (Contributed/Dave Ogilvie)

Central Okanagan fire crews tackle structure fire reportedly caused by candle

Fire started in basement, crews were able to prevent it from spreading upstairs

West Kelowna Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire, last night. (Contributed/Dave Ogilvie)
The Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department Fire Hall. (Google Maps)

Attempt at thawing water pipe in Kaleden leads to burning gasline

The water to a resident’s property had frozen up outside their home

The Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department Fire Hall. (Google Maps)
(Apex Fire Brigade / Facebook)

Apex Fire Brigade Society hopes to gain recognition as certified fire department

The society has been providing a minimal fire service to the Apex community since 2007

(Apex Fire Brigade / Facebook)
Firefighters were called to a mobile home fire on Paris Street in Penticton on Friday, Feb. 12 around 4:14 p.m. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Firefighters mop up smoldering mobile home in Penticton

Fire on Paris Street reported Feb. 12 around 4:14 p.m.

Firefighters were called to a mobile home fire on Paris Street in Penticton on Friday, Feb. 12 around 4:14 p.m. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)
A fire at a homeless camp in Polson Park was extinguished by Vernon firefighters early Monday Feb. 8. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Fire sparked at homeless camp in Vernon park

Camp stove used to keep warm lit tent on fire early Monday morning

A fire at a homeless camp in Polson Park was extinguished by Vernon firefighters early Monday Feb. 8. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services. (File)

House fire contained in secondary suite in Revelstoke

Counter top appliance identified as cause of the fire

Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services. (File)
Deer Ridge in Summerland was the 100th community to meet the standards of being a FireSmart community, and with funding from the province, the Penticton Fire Department aims to make more neighbourhoods in Penticton FireSmart. (FireSmart BC)

Penticton to seek grant to help make city FireSmart

The grant would go towards workers who would do the work of making seniors’ properties FireSmart

Deer Ridge in Summerland was the 100th community to meet the standards of being a FireSmart community, and with funding from the province, the Penticton Fire Department aims to make more neighbourhoods in Penticton FireSmart. (FireSmart BC)
Osoyoos Fire rescue responded to reports of a structure just after midnight Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2020. (File photo)
Osoyoos Fire rescue responded to reports of a structure just after midnight Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2020. (File photo)
Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)

Two fires on same Kelowna street deemed suspicious

Crews were called out to two fires, a shed and a car, within minutes on Sunday night

Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)
(Phil McLachlan - West K News)

Fire consumes West Kelowna home, everyone presumed safe

Crews originally thought people were still inside the burning building; have since confirmed not

(Phil McLachlan - West K News)
Kelowna Fire Department. (FILE)

Early morning downtown Kelowna dumpster fire deemed suspicious

RCMP and the Kelowna Fire Department will conduct investigations into the cause of the blaze

Kelowna Fire Department. (FILE)
Fire crews on scene of hot tub blaze. Michael Rodriguez, Kelowna Capital News.

Workers on concrete pump assist Kelowna homeowner battling hot tub fire

Home owners and neighbours fought the flames with a garden hose

Fire crews on scene of hot tub blaze. Michael Rodriguez, Kelowna Capital News.
Vernon residents will be able to bring propane fire pits down to Polson Park, possibly as early as Jan. 26, until April 5, 2020, to enjoy with their family bubble. Similiar to those provided for residents at Predator Ridge. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon fired up for propane pits in park

Residents may be able to bring their own fires down to Polson Park from Jan. 25-April 5

Vernon residents will be able to bring propane fire pits down to Polson Park, possibly as early as Jan. 26, until April 5, 2020, to enjoy with their family bubble. Similiar to those provided for residents at Predator Ridge. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
One-third of Christmas tree fires start in January, according to the National Fire Protection Association. (Unsplash photo)

Christmas tree still up? So is your fire risk

Dry Christmas trees pose fire hazard, fire safety experts warn B.C. residents

One-third of Christmas tree fires start in January, according to the National Fire Protection Association. (Unsplash photo)
Osoyoos fire went to a candle fire at a home but the owner had put it out with a fire extinguisher on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.

Lit candle during power outage causes fire

More than 2,000 homes were without power in Osoyoos Tuesday

Osoyoos fire went to a candle fire at a home but the owner had put it out with a fire extinguisher on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.
Kelowna fire crews responded to a dumpster fire outside Source Adult shop, New Years Eve. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Goodbye, 2020: Kelowna fire crews extinguish dumpster fire on New Year’s Eve

Crews quickly knocked down dumpster fire just hours before the new year began

Kelowna fire crews responded to a dumpster fire outside Source Adult shop, New Years Eve. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Out of precaution, Pint and Pie was evacuated New Year's Eve due to a small grease fire at the 32nd Street restaurant. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Small fire evacuates North Okanagan business

Pint and Pie patrons evacuated New Year’s Eve

Out of precaution, Pint and Pie was evacuated New Year's Eve due to a small grease fire at the 32nd Street restaurant. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The Enderby Fire Department's Facebook post announcing a special candle ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 29, to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the on-duty death of Capt. Dan Botkin. (Facebook photo)

Okanagan fire department remembers fallen captain

Dan Botkin was killed in the line of duty in Enderby nine years ago today, Dec. 29

The Enderby Fire Department's Facebook post announcing a special candle ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 29, to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the on-duty death of Capt. Dan Botkin. (Facebook photo)
Auxiliary firefighters Jason Coyle (left) and Joe Le Blanc (right) with assistant fire chief Dennis Smith at the Number 2 fire hall prior to the start of weekly training in 2016 ( Western News - File)

Naramata Fire Department gets new fire chief

Former Penticton deputy fire chief Dennis Smith takes over the role

Auxiliary firefighters Jason Coyle (left) and Joe Le Blanc (right) with assistant fire chief Dennis Smith at the Number 2 fire hall prior to the start of weekly training in 2016 ( Western News - File)