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The Shuswap Fire Department was called to a bush fire in the 3000 block of Lindberg Road in Sorrento about 1:25 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. It was contained, with mutal aid from the White Lake and the Tappen Sunnybrae fire departments, at 0.4 hectares and no structures were involved. (Sean Coubrough/Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)

Out-of-control open burn in Shuswap prompts warning for public

Fire service coordinator warns of dry conditions, urges people to follow burn rules

 

The Shuswap Fire Department was called to a bush fire in the 3000 block of Lindberg Road in Sorrento about 1:25 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. It was contained, with mutal aid from the White Lake and the Tappen Sunnybrae fire departments, at 0.4 hectares and no structures were involved. (Sean Coubrough/Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)

Out-of-control open burn in Sorrento prompts warning for public

Fire service coordinator warns of dry conditions, urges people to follow burn rules

 

A small wildfire near Apex Mountain was added to B.C. WIldfire’s dashboard April 8, 2021. (B.C. Wildfire)

Small wildfire near Apex Mountain in South Okanagan under control

2021 has seen an early start to the wildfire season

 

A wildfire at the north end of Okanagan Lake sent smoke over the Vernon area Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Karin Marshall photo)

UPDATE: Okanagan Lake wildfire peaked at 100 hectares, no new growth

BC Wildfire Service updated its size estimate for the blaze Friday afternoon

A wildfire at the north end of Okanagan Lake sent smoke over the Vernon area Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Karin Marshall photo)
Grass fire off Pier Mac Way. (Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News)

Abandoned camp fire cause of blaze off Highway 97 in Kelowna

Multiple fire departments are responding to the call

Grass fire off Pier Mac Way. (Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News)
Ember the fox is FireSmart Canada’s new mascot. (Submitted)

FireSmart mascot name chosen by Swansea Point woman

Ember the fox will be used as a teaching tool to help people protect properties from fire

Ember the fox is FireSmart Canada’s new mascot. (Submitted)
Engine 8, the newest addition to the Sicamous Fire Department's fleet. (Vivian Ogino photo)

Forest fuel management work underway near Sicamous

Project could lead to slash burns into mid December

Engine 8, the newest addition to the Sicamous Fire Department's fleet. (Vivian Ogino photo)
An air tanker drops fire retardant on the Christie Mountain wildfire along Skaha Lake in Penticton, B.C. Thursday, August 20, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward - The Canadian Press file)

North Okanagan firefighters thanked for help in Christie Mountain wildfire

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen send thank-you note to Vernon firefighters

An air tanker drops fire retardant on the Christie Mountain wildfire along Skaha Lake in Penticton, B.C. Thursday, August 20, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward - The Canadian Press file)
16 BC Wildfire Service firefighters who tested positive for COVID-19 after being deployed to California are staying in Richmond, B.C. at a quarantine facility. (BC Wildfire Service file photo)
16 BC Wildfire Service firefighters who tested positive for COVID-19 after being deployed to California are staying in Richmond, B.C. at a quarantine facility. (BC Wildfire Service file photo)
BC Wildfire has removed the Christie Mountain fire from its list of ‘fires of note’ due to minimal fire activity. (BC Wildfire/Twitter)

Christie Mountain wildfire deemed under control

The wildfire is no longer considered a fire of note

BC Wildfire has removed the Christie Mountain fire from its list of ‘fires of note’ due to minimal fire activity. (BC Wildfire/Twitter)
BC Wildfire Service reports a fire east of Highway 1 between Salmon Arm and Canoe. (BC Wildfire image)

Update: Wildfire near Canoe Creek east of Highway 1 now under control

B.C. Wildfire Service says fire person-caused

BC Wildfire Service reports a fire east of Highway 1 between Salmon Arm and Canoe. (BC Wildfire image)
Pictured is Dennis Shelbey watching the fire from his pasture. (Phil McLachlan – Western News)

Wildfire west of Penticton deemed ‘under control’

Four days after it was discovered, the fire remains under investigation, but suspected person caused

Pictured is Dennis Shelbey watching the fire from his pasture. (Phil McLachlan – Western News)
(BC Wildfire photo)

More crews assigned to wildfire near Apex Mountain

The Penticton-area fire up Green Mountain Road is now 1.5 hectares in size

(BC Wildfire photo)
GALLERY: BC Wildfire crews battling fire near Penticton

GALLERY: BC Wildfire crews battling fire near Penticton

The fire, approx. 0.2 hectares in size, is up Green Mountain Rd past the Apex Mountain Rd turnoff

GALLERY: BC Wildfire crews battling fire near Penticton
The Christie Mountain wildfire has been determined by BC Wildfire Service to be caused by lightning. (BC Wildfire)

Christie Mountain wildfire suspected lightning caused: BC Wildfire

BC Wildfire Service announced their findings into the wildfire on Aug. 31

The Christie Mountain wildfire has been determined by BC Wildfire Service to be caused by lightning. (BC Wildfire)
A helicopter flies near the Christie Mountain wildfire near Penticton. (BC Wildfire Service)

Christie Mountain wildfire: Evacuation alert for 319 properties rescinded

Residents are asked to refer to their fire re-entry kit for information on roads, water, more

A helicopter flies near the Christie Mountain wildfire near Penticton. (BC Wildfire Service)
(BC Wildfire Service)

Wildfire crews burning fuels to reduce Christie Mountain wildfire behaviour

Smoke will continue to be visible from the vicinity of the wildfire as a result of fuel management

(BC Wildfire Service)
Penticton’s mayor, John Vassilaki penned a public letter Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 to express gratitude for all those involved in fighting the Christie Mountain wildfire. (City of Penticton photo)

COLUMN: Penticton mayor thanks those battling wildfire

The Christie Mountain wildfire remains active with minimal growth

Penticton’s mayor, John Vassilaki penned a public letter Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 to express gratitude for all those involved in fighting the Christie Mountain wildfire. (City of Penticton photo)
Friday at noon, an area evacuation order was initiated for the vicinity of the wildfire area, restricting people without authorization from travelling within mapped geographical boundaries. (BC Wildfire Service Photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen working on re-entry plan for Heritage Hills residents

Christie Mountain fire had resulted in evacuation order in Electoral Area D

Friday at noon, an area evacuation order was initiated for the vicinity of the wildfire area, restricting people without authorization from travelling within mapped geographical boundaries. (BC Wildfire Service Photo)
Chase Fire Rescue put out five spot fires which are considered suspicious on the morning of Aug. 22. (Matt Wagstaff/Facebook)

Firefighters douse suspicious blazes near Chase

The cause of the fires is under investigation

Chase Fire Rescue put out five spot fires which are considered suspicious on the morning of Aug. 22. (Matt Wagstaff/Facebook)