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An aerial view of the Little White Mountain wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Little White Mountain wildfire remains at 15 hectares

The lightning-caused fire is 25 kilometres south of Kelowna and is currently considered ‘out of control’

 

Crews gain control of North Okanagan fire

Crews gain control of North Okanagan fire

Grass fire being held at 25 hectares south of Vernon

 

(BC Wildfire Service)

Crews scan for hot spots on Christie Mountain wildfire in Penticton

Smoke continues to be visible as Christie Mountain wildfire crews burn, fall single trees

 

Embers are seen still glowing and hot from a bonfire that the Okanagan Forest Task Force put out just over this weekend. (Okanagan Forest Task Force)

Okanagan Forest Task Force discovers several abandoned campfires in backcountry

The Okanagan Forest Task Force is reminding people to extinguish campfires

Embers are seen still glowing and hot from a bonfire that the Okanagan Forest Task Force put out just over this weekend. (Okanagan Forest Task Force)
Mount Christie wildfire in Penticton, B.C., as seen on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Melodie Evanoff/Contributed to Black Press Media)

North Okanagan firefighters answer call to south

B.C. crews band together to assist at Mount Christie wildfire

Mount Christie wildfire in Penticton, B.C., as seen on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Melodie Evanoff/Contributed to Black Press Media)
BC Wildfire Service, Aug. 22.

Christie Mountain wildfire classified as held

There is minimal growth on the blaze 6 km from Okanagan Falls

BC Wildfire Service, Aug. 22.
FILE – A wildfire broke out near Squamish in 2019. (BC Wildfire Service)

‘We are not immune:’ Forest fire risk is real even in B.C.’s coastal temperate rainforest

‘The ups are getting a little bit higher and the downs aren’t going as low as they usually do’

FILE – A wildfire broke out near Squamish in 2019. (BC Wildfire Service)
A look back at the biggest wildfires to ever burn across B.C.

A look back at the biggest wildfires to ever burn across B.C.

The list is made up of the ten biggest fires based on hectares of size

A look back at the biggest wildfires to ever burn across B.C.
A helicopter flies near the Christie Mountain wildfire near Penticton. (BC Wildfire Service)

BC Wildfire Service continues suppression efforts on Christie Mountain blaze

The wildfire remains at 2,035.0 hectares in size

A helicopter flies near the Christie Mountain wildfire near Penticton. (BC Wildfire Service)
North Okanagan residents praised for helping to douse fire

North Okanagan residents praised for helping to douse fire

Small blaze off Cedar Ridge Road sparked Sunday, Aug. 23

North Okanagan residents praised for helping to douse fire
The Talbot Creek wildfire in the Slocan Valley on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service)
The Talbot Creek wildfire in the Slocan Valley on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service)
The City of Penticton held a noon press conference with BC Wildfire Service and the Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen officials regarding the status of the Christie Mountain wildfire on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Christie Mountain wildfire sees ‘minimal’ growth despite heavy winds

55 pieces of equipment, 110 firefighters from across B.C. have been released from Penticton blaze

The City of Penticton held a noon press conference with BC Wildfire Service and the Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen officials regarding the status of the Christie Mountain wildfire on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Fire crews from Merritt rushed to extinguish a fire by the Coquihalla Highway on Aug. 22 (Christian Peters Photo)

Crews battle fire alongside Coquihalla Highway

The fire closed the highway’s northbound lanes near Merritt.

Fire crews from Merritt rushed to extinguish a fire by the Coquihalla Highway on Aug. 22 (Christian Peters Photo)
Area restriction implemented for Christie Mountain wildfire

Area restriction implemented for Christie Mountain wildfire

Blaze near Penticton experienced ‘minimal fire activity’ over the past 24 hours

Area restriction implemented for Christie Mountain wildfire
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District deployed a pair of Ranchero firefighters to assist the Christie Mountain wildfire on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Shuswap firefighters deployed to Christie Mountain wildfire in Penticton

Pair from Ranchero Fire Department join Falkland and White lake firefighters

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District deployed a pair of Ranchero firefighters to assist the Christie Mountain wildfire on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Fire above Skaha Lake. Facebook

‘Have a bag packed and ready to go’: BC Wildfire tells Penticton residents

Residents are urged to prepared in case they need to leave their homes

Fire above Skaha Lake. Facebook
Crews continue to battle the Christie Mountain wildfire near Penticton. (Photo submitted by Les Clarke)

Stay out of firefighters way: City of Penticton

Residents are asked to cooperate with any requests firefighters may have or answer questions they ask

Crews continue to battle the Christie Mountain wildfire near Penticton. (Photo submitted by Les Clarke)
Cori Stephen captured this photo looking toward the Christie Mountain fire.

UPDATE: 40 personnel remain overnight on the Christie Mountain wildfire

BC Wildfire will have 132 personnel on-site for the day

Cori Stephen captured this photo looking toward the Christie Mountain fire.
Smoke can be seen near the Painted Rock Estate Winery. (Douglas Drouin Photography)

“We’ll have to see”: Painted Rock Winery’s future uncertain as Okanagan wildfire rages

Owner John Skinner said they’re taking it day by day

Smoke can be seen near the Painted Rock Estate Winery. (Douglas Drouin Photography)
The Mount Christie wildfire burning on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 18. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Majority of Okanagan fires human-caused

BC Wildfire Service urging extreme caution

The Mount Christie wildfire burning on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 18. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)