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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
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)
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)
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
Suspicious fire closes North Okanagan restaurant

Suspicious fire closes North Okanagan restaurant

Italian Kitchen destroyed by early morning blaze next to Holiday Park Resort

Suspicious fire closes North Okanagan restaurant
UPDATE: Grass fire forces North Okanagan highway closure

UPDATE: Grass fire forces North Okanagan highway closure

Fully involved fire off Highway 97 near Kekuli Bay

UPDATE: Grass fire forces North Okanagan highway closure
A fire at the Italian Kitchen in Lake Country early Monday, Sept. 7 caused significant damage. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Okanagan fire deemed suspicious

Early morning Labour Day blaze next to Holiday Park Resort

A fire at the Italian Kitchen in Lake Country early Monday, Sept. 7 caused significant damage. (Contributed)
Vernon Fire Rescue responded to a fire caused by an abandoned camp fire in the Turtle Mountain area Wednesday, Sept 3, 2020. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon firefighters douse flames from abandoned campfire

Crews responded to the Turtle Mountain area around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday evening

Vernon Fire Rescue responded to a fire caused by an abandoned camp fire in the Turtle Mountain area Wednesday, Sept 3, 2020. (Black Press file photo)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a vehicle fire in the 2500 block of Lakeshore Road near Lakeshore Park and Beach on Okanagan Lake Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Car fire snuffed near Vernon beach

A car was fully engulfed in flames Monday afternoon near Lakeshore Park, witness says

Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a vehicle fire in the 2500 block of Lakeshore Road near Lakeshore Park and Beach on Okanagan Lake Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Tina McKay posted this photo of a brush fire in Lumby near Balsam Lane Saturday, Aug. 29. It was the second such fire in that vicinity in less than a week. Cause of the fire has not yet been determined. (Facebook photo)

Civilians, fire crews douse Okanagan village brush fire

Blaze Saturday, Aug. 29, was close to spot where similar fire broke out Sunday, Aug. 23 in Lumby

Tina McKay posted this photo of a brush fire in Lumby near Balsam Lane Saturday, Aug. 29. It was the second such fire in that vicinity in less than a week. Cause of the fire has not yet been determined. (Facebook photo)
The Kelowna Fire Department. (Files)

Cause of Kelowna building fire deemed suspicious

Crews responded to the blaze on Baille Avenue Saturday afternoon

The Kelowna Fire Department. (Files)
A car caught fire on Silver Star Road Monday, Aug. 24. (Submitted Photo)

Car fire closes North Okanagan road

Vehicle destroyed by flames en route to Silver Star

A car caught fire on Silver Star Road Monday, Aug. 24. (Submitted Photo)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP investigated a suspicious grass fire near Vernon’s Department of National Defence army camp Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Black Press file photo)

North Okanagan grass fire deemed suspicious by police

RCMP say one woman was apprehended near the scene, cause of fire still under investigation

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP investigated a suspicious grass fire near Vernon’s Department of National Defence army camp Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Black Press file photo)
A ring of fire was quickly extinguished by Vernon and Coldstream firefighters Tuesday, Aug. 18. (Submitted Photo)

Grass fire sparked off Highway 97 in Okanagan

Blaze near Vernon on DND grounds quickly contained

A ring of fire was quickly extinguished by Vernon and Coldstream firefighters Tuesday, Aug. 18. (Submitted Photo)
A hedge caught fire in the 5200 block of Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road, just past Herald Park, about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18. The homeowner and members of the Tappen Sunnybrae Fire Department were able to extinguish it before it spread to any structures. (Wes Burkett photo)

Cedar hedge blaze near Herald Park sparks warning about fire prevention

Hot dry weather can ignite fuels that might not appear dangerous

A hedge caught fire in the 5200 block of Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road, just past Herald Park, about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18. The homeowner and members of the Tappen Sunnybrae Fire Department were able to extinguish it before it spread to any structures. (Wes Burkett photo)
UPDATE: Fire between Salmon Arm-Sicamous suspected human caused

UPDATE: Fire between Salmon Arm-Sicamous suspected human caused

Blaze near Craigellachie now 15 hectares, new spot fire at Hummingbird Creek

UPDATE: Fire between Salmon Arm-Sicamous suspected human caused
The Keremeos Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Highway 3A between Olalla and White Lake Road on Sunday, Aug. 16. (Black Press file photo)

Keremeos firefighters called to truck and camper fire

Incident on Sunday morning also sparks grass fire in area

The Keremeos Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Highway 3A between Olalla and White Lake Road on Sunday, Aug. 16. (Black Press file photo)
UPDATE: Crews get a handle on North Okanagan fire

UPDATE: Crews get a handle on North Okanagan fire

Human-caused wildfire one hectare in Lavington

UPDATE: Crews get a handle on North Okanagan fire