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A firefighter descends the ladder truck after checking on the upper floors of the Clarence House apartment building after a fire broke out Tuesday morning. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Two dozen Penticton apartment fire evacuees register for support

The blaze broke out early Tuesday morning

A firefighter descends the ladder truck after checking on the upper floors of the Clarence House apartment building after a fire broke out Tuesday morning. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
A house on Highway 3A caught fire Sunday evening, Oct. 25, 2020.

House fire on Highway 3A in Keremeos

Neighbours acted quickly to help save home

A house on Highway 3A caught fire Sunday evening, Oct. 25, 2020.
An early morning fire destroyed the Willems Fire Products mill Friday, Oct. 16. (Contributed)

Fire claims longtime Lumby mill

Go Fund Me established to help family-owned business rebuild

An early morning fire destroyed the Willems Fire Products mill Friday, Oct. 16. (Contributed)
(Osoyoos Fire Department)

Osoyoos Fire Department knock down car fire near house

Blaze was ‘really close’ to becoming a structure fire

(Osoyoos Fire Department)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services and Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP were called to a report of an electrical fire at the emergency response centre operated by Turning Points Collaborative Society on 37th Street Sunday, Oct. 18, just before 5:30 p.m. The fire displaced shelter residents who have been set up with services at the Vernon Recreation Complex. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon shelter residents find refuge in hotels, motels, recreation complex after fire

Electrical fire at Turning Points Collaborative Society’s emergency response centre on 37th Street

Vernon Fire Rescue Services and Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP were called to a report of an electrical fire at the emergency response centre operated by Turning Points Collaborative Society on 37th Street Sunday, Oct. 18, just before 5:30 p.m. The fire displaced shelter residents who have been set up with services at the Vernon Recreation Complex. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

UPDATE: Abandoned Kelowna heritage building fire deemed suspicious

The building sustained major fire damage to the exterior and roof area

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services and Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP were called to a report of an electrical fire at the temporary shelter operated by Turning Points Collaborative Society on 37th Street Sunday, Oct. 18, just before 5:30 p.m. A fire was discovered in the building’s attic, forcing the evacuation of temporary residents and staff. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Reported electrical fire evacuates Okanagan temporary shelter

No visible smoke or flame but Vernon firefighters discover small blaze in former warehouse’s attic

Vernon Fire Rescue Services and Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP were called to a report of an electrical fire at the temporary shelter operated by Turning Points Collaborative Society on 37th Street Sunday, Oct. 18, just before 5:30 p.m. A fire was discovered in the building’s attic, forcing the evacuation of temporary residents and staff. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Enderby Fire Department battled a structure fire north of the city toward Grindrod off Highway 97A, on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

All accounted for after structure fire at North Okanagan garlic farm

RCMP confirm everyone associated with the property are safe

The Enderby Fire Department battled a structure fire north of the city toward Grindrod off Highway 97A, on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The Enderby Fire Department was called to a structure fire north of the city toward Grindrod off Highway 97A, Sunday, Oct. 11. The structure was a storage facility housing a pair of recreational vehicles which was also home to a transient resident on the property. That individual is currently unaccounted for. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

UPDATED: Search on for transient resident associated with Okanagan structure fire

Blaze started around 10:30 a.m. north of Enderby off Highway 97A in a storage building

The Enderby Fire Department was called to a structure fire north of the city toward Grindrod off Highway 97A, Sunday, Oct. 11. The structure was a storage facility housing a pair of recreational vehicles which was also home to a transient resident on the property. That individual is currently unaccounted for. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Kelowna firefighters at front of Olympia Greek Taverna restaurant as smoke pours out of the front door of the restaurant, located in Rutland on Highway 33 late Tuesday evening. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

Kelowna restaurant landmark up in flames

Fire started at the rear of building that houses Olympia Greek Taverna in Rutland

Kelowna firefighters at front of Olympia Greek Taverna restaurant as smoke pours out of the front door of the restaurant, located in Rutland on Highway 33 late Tuesday evening. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)
West Kelowna firefighters douse brush fire on Mount Boucherie

West Kelowna firefighters douse brush fire on Mount Boucherie

The blaze was started by an unauthorized campfire that spread to nearby grass and bush Oct. 2

West Kelowna firefighters douse brush fire on Mount Boucherie
Safety tips to avoid a fire in your dryer

Safety tips to avoid a fire in your dryer

A dryer fire caused alarm in Penticton on Oct. 1

Safety tips to avoid a fire in your dryer
Explosion after early morning fire in Olalla

Explosion after early morning fire in Olalla

A trailer parked on Crown Land caught fire in the early hours of the morning

Explosion after early morning fire in Olalla
Suspected human remains found in burned out vehicle on OKIB land

Suspected human remains found in burned out vehicle on OKIB land

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP hand over investigation to Major Crimes

Suspected human remains found in burned out vehicle on OKIB land
A sump pump smoking in the basement of a home near Swan Lake was quickly addressed by firefighters Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Bird evacuated from potential Okanagan home fire

BX-Swan Lake firefighters were called to the home near Swan Lake just after 11 a.m. Thursday

A sump pump smoking in the basement of a home near Swan Lake was quickly addressed by firefighters Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Penticton Fire Department responded to a boat on fire on Sept. 16. (Phil Mclachlan - Western News)

Firefighters respond to burning boat on Skaha Lake

The fire was extinguished shortly before 11 a.m.

Penticton Fire Department responded to a boat on fire on Sept. 16. (Phil Mclachlan - Western News)
A fire up Reseveoir Road at the landfill Sunday (Sept. 13) night forced the Penticton Fire Department to battle the blaze overnight. (Mike Biden photo)

Update: Campbell Mountain Landfill operating normally again following overnight fire

Fire became large before it was discovered, due to the inability to see it through wildfire smoke

A fire up Reseveoir Road at the landfill Sunday (Sept. 13) night forced the Penticton Fire Department to battle the blaze overnight. (Mike Biden photo)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services personnel examine the remnants of a house fire put out by an on-duty Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officer on Mission Hill Sunday afternoon, Sept. 13. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Okanagan RCMP officer hailed as hero for saving home from fire

Vernon Mountie used extinguisher in his cruiser to extinguish fire in back of house on Mission Hill

Vernon Fire Rescue Services personnel examine the remnants of a house fire put out by an on-duty Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officer on Mission Hill Sunday afternoon, Sept. 13. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Members of the Penticton Fire Department mopping up what remains of a small grass fire on Sept. 11. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Members of the Penticton Fire Department mopping up what remains of a small grass fire on Sept. 11. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Crews gain control of North Okanagan fire

Crews gain control of North Okanagan fire

Grass fire being held at 25 hectares south of Vernon

Crews gain control of North Okanagan fire