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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)
Nicole Bonnet and Mitch Pence of BC Wildfire Services addressed the media at the Lakeside Resort Conference Centre, Thursday Aug. 20, 2020 to address concerns regarding the Christie Mountain wildfire south of Penticton. (John Arendt - Black Press Media)

RDOS, City of Penticton, BC Wildfire hold press conference

A total of 100 firefighters were on scene of the Christie Mountain wildfire Aug. 20

Nicole Bonnet and Mitch Pence of BC Wildfire Services addressed the media at the Lakeside Resort Conference Centre, Thursday Aug. 20, 2020 to address concerns regarding the Christie Mountain wildfire south of Penticton. (John Arendt - Black Press Media)
Three fires are burning in the hills east of Lake Country. (BC Wildfire Service map)

Three small fires sparked near mountain lake in Okanagan

Lees Lake wildfires range from 0.01 to 1.2 hectares

Three fires are burning in the hills east of Lake Country. (BC Wildfire Service map)
A spot-sized wildfire was sparked by lightning north of Sugar Lake Tuesday, Aug. 18. (BC Wildfire Service map)

Lightning sparks small fire in North Okanagan

Blaze in steep terrain north of Sugar Lake

A spot-sized wildfire was sparked by lightning north of Sugar Lake Tuesday, Aug. 18. (BC Wildfire Service map)
The Mount Christie wildfire continues to burn at 2,000 hectares. (Photo submitted by Les Clarke)

Penticton residents under evacuation alert urged to plan ahead

ESS provides the provincial government with your contact information in case of an evacuation order

The Mount Christie wildfire continues to burn at 2,000 hectares. (Photo submitted by Les Clarke)
Chris Clark. Facebook.

UPDATE: Windy forecast could create challenges as Okanagan wildfire grows

More than 300 people remain on an evacuation order in Penticton

Chris Clark. Facebook.
More than 3,000 properties in southeast Penticton are on evacuation alert, with more than 300 homes under evacuation order in Heritage Hill. (Les Clarke)

Penticton mayor, resident speak about evacuation experience

Over 300 properties in the Heritage Hill area are under an evacuation order

More than 3,000 properties in southeast Penticton are on evacuation alert, with more than 300 homes under evacuation order in Heritage Hill. (Les Clarke)
Mount Christie wildfire in Penticton, B.C., as seen on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Lorna Nicholson/Instagram)

Hundreds to endure another sleepless night as Penticton wildfire continues to grow

Mount Christie fire roughly 1,400 hectares in size as crews work to gain control of blaze

Mount Christie wildfire in Penticton, B.C., as seen on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Lorna Nicholson/Instagram)
Lake Country firefighters joined crews in the South Okanagan the evening of Aug. 18 to assist in battling the Mt. Christie wildfire. (Submitted photo)

North Okanagan firefighters help battle Christie wildfire

Team drove up last evening to aid in protecting homes from Mount Christie blaze

Lake Country firefighters joined crews in the South Okanagan the evening of Aug. 18 to assist in battling the Mt. Christie wildfire. (Submitted photo)
The Gold Creek FSR fire is being monitored from the air but no ground crews are fighting it because it is burning in dangerous and remote terrain. (BC WildFire Service/Twitter)

Shuswap wildfires range from out of control to well contained

One fire being monitored from the air with no ground crew deployed

The Gold Creek FSR fire is being monitored from the air but no ground crews are fighting it because it is burning in dangerous and remote terrain. (BC WildFire Service/Twitter)
The Gold Creek FSR fire is being monitored from the air but no ground crews are fighting it because it is burning in dangerous and remote terrain. (BC WildFire Service/Twitter)

Shuswap wildfires range from out of control to well contained

One fire being monitored from the air with no ground crew deployed

The Gold Creek FSR fire is being monitored from the air but no ground crews are fighting it because it is burning in dangerous and remote terrain. (BC WildFire Service/Twitter)