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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)
Apartments in the 500 block of Glenmore Road.

Apartment fire displaces 11 people and 4 pets in Kelowna

The fire is deemed accidental in nature

Apartments in the 500 block of Glenmore Road.
An attic fire in a rural Lumby rental complex has left six families displaced since Nov. 19 while they waited for power to be restored. (Google Maps image)

Attic fire displaces North Okanagan renters for more than a month

Six separate units forced out of their home Nov. 19, hoping to be back in 2021

An attic fire in a rural Lumby rental complex has left six families displaced since Nov. 19 while they waited for power to be restored. (Google Maps image)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a report of smoke in an apartment building resulting from an unattended pot on a stove. The local fire department is using the incident as a safety reminder to residents. (File photo)

Vernon cooking incident serves as fire safety reminder

Unattended pot on stove resulted in smoke in apartment building

Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a report of smoke in an apartment building resulting from an unattended pot on a stove. The local fire department is using the incident as a safety reminder to residents. (File photo)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Large fire destroys West Kelowna boat storage building

Residents in the area have been asked to shut their windows and doors

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Koyo Yoshida, 18 (left), Erick Montiel, 18, and staff person Chelsea Shepherd roast marshmallows and eat s'mores next to the fire pit in the courtyard of Cedar Hall, a new student apartment complex at EvCC.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Vernon sparks idea of fire pits in Polson Park

With COVID-19 restrictions keeping people cooped up, propane fire use proposed

Koyo Yoshida, 18 (left), Erick Montiel, 18, and staff person Chelsea Shepherd roast marshmallows and eat s'mores next to the fire pit in the courtyard of Cedar Hall, a new student apartment complex at EvCC.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)
A fundraiser has been launched to support James Hopkins and Helane Northey, who lost their Sicamous home in a fire on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (Gofundme photo)

Senior Sicamous couple lose home in fire

House destroyed in blaze, fundraiser launched to help rebuild

A fundraiser has been launched to support James Hopkins and Helane Northey, who lost their Sicamous home in a fire on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (Gofundme photo)