Wildfires

It is suspected that the fire may have been caused by lightning. (Photo contributed August 2, 2020)

Dry Lake wildfire now classified as held

Wildfire was burning out of control north of Princeton for three days

It is suspected that the fire may have been caused by lightning. (Photo contributed August 2, 2020)
(Black Press Media files)

Alleged impaired driver sparks small wildfire near Lytton after crash: B.C. RCMP

Good Samaritans prevented the blaze from getting out of control

(Black Press Media files)
FILE – The Shovel Lake wildfire burns near the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation in Fort Fraser, B.C., on Thursday August 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Eleven small wildfires in B.C. on Easter weekend, but most quickly doused

A cause for most of the wildfires is listed as unknown

FILE – The Shovel Lake wildfire burns near the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation in Fort Fraser, B.C., on Thursday August 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An open burning ban effective immediately has been ordered by Penticton’s fire chief. The B.C. Centre for Disease Control recommends measures are implemented to help reduce excess air pollution as deterioration in air quality may lead to more COVID-19 cases and to more severe infections. (File photo)

COVID-19: City of Penticton bans open burning until further notice

Fire ban being put in place to minimize ‘potentially severe’ effects of COVID-19

An open burning ban effective immediately has been ordered by Penticton’s fire chief. The B.C. Centre for Disease Control recommends measures are implemented to help reduce excess air pollution as deterioration in air quality may lead to more COVID-19 cases and to more severe infections. (File photo)
A wildfire burning out of control north of Lytton over the weekend of March 22. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)

Out-of-control blaze burning near Lytton: BC Wildfire

BC Wildfire Service working to contain 150 hectare blaze

A wildfire burning out of control north of Lytton over the weekend of March 22. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)
The grass fire on Old Airport Road came to a halt at about 3:15 p.m., thanks to suppression by crews on scene, as well as a rock face. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
The grass fire on Old Airport Road came to a halt at about 3:15 p.m., thanks to suppression by crews on scene, as well as a rock face. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)