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Firefighters battled a burning home on farmland in the north end of Vernon Saturday, April 17, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Homeowner taken to hospital after Vernon home destroyed by fire

Firefighters engaged in a lengthy battle against the engulfed structure Saturday afternoon

Firefighters battled a burning home on farmland in the north end of Vernon Saturday, April 17, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a truck fire on Dallas Road in Vernon April 15, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

WATCH: Vernon firefighters quick to douse fully involved truck fire

The fire was near multiple structures and spreading along the ground upon crews’ arrival

Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a truck fire on Dallas Road in Vernon April 15, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
Firefighters were called 17th Street SE near the intersection with Okanagan Avenue about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 2021. There appeared to be a fire at the back of the residence, possibly a hedge. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Firefighters called to 17th Street SE for possible hedge fire

Small amount of smoke visible from road, motorists advised to avoid area

Firefighters were called 17th Street SE near the intersection with Okanagan Avenue about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 2021. There appeared to be a fire at the back of the residence, possibly a hedge. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
Kelowna Fire Department. (FILE)

Shed fire spreads to Kelowna residence

The fire extended into the attic of a residence

Kelowna Fire Department. (FILE)
A Keremeos family lost their home after a fire shortly before midnight on April 13. No injuries were reported. (Contributed)

Keremeos home destroyed in late-night fire

The family inside was unharmed

A Keremeos family lost their home after a fire shortly before midnight on April 13. No injuries were reported. (Contributed)
Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fire Department, photo from Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page
The Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fire Department. (Facebook)

South Okanagan fire crews battle two blazes one-after-another

The two fires were likely caused by discarded cigarettes according to the fire department

Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fire Department, photo from Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page
The Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fire Department. (Facebook)
A member of the Oliver Fire Department works on the wildfire near the Cottages at Osoyoos Lake on Tuesday night. The fire is believed to have been caused by a human. (Oliver Fire Department Facebook)

UPDATE: Osoyoos wildfire believed to be human-caused

The Oliver Fire department also responded to another fire along the hike and bike trail on Saturday

A member of the Oliver Fire Department works on the wildfire near the Cottages at Osoyoos Lake on Tuesday night. The fire is believed to have been caused by a human. (Oliver Fire Department Facebook)
A shop up on Grand Oro Road near Twin Lakes burned down on Monday. (Facebook)

Fire rips through shop in small South Okanagan town

The building was destroyed despite community efforts to fight the fire

A shop up on Grand Oro Road near Twin Lakes burned down on Monday. (Facebook)
A crane stands in the middle of a fire-ravaged Glenmore Road construction site on Thursday, April 8. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)

Evacuation order remains in effect around burned Kelowna construction site

Assessment of potentially risky crane to take place this afternoon

A crane stands in the middle of a fire-ravaged Glenmore Road construction site on Thursday, April 8. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)
An East Hill resident had their leaf bags torched in front of their home overnight April 8. Less than two weeks prior their garbage can was lit on fire too. (Taryn Allen photo)

Garbage, leaf fires spark fear in North Okanagan

First an East Hill residents’ trash can, then bagged leaves were lit on fire

An East Hill resident had their leaf bags torched in front of their home overnight April 8. Less than two weeks prior their garbage can was lit on fire too. (Taryn Allen photo)
Members of the B.C. Wildfire Service assisted the Keremeos Fire Department in fighting a blaze near River Road on Monday, April 5. (Submitted)

Two fires in two days keep South Okanagan firefighters busy

One fire continued to send up smoke the next day

Members of the B.C. Wildfire Service assisted the Keremeos Fire Department in fighting a blaze near River Road on Monday, April 5. (Submitted)
Kelowna Fire Department fire truck. (Capital News file)

Firefighters knock down early-morning balcony blaze in Kelowna

The fire has been deemed accidental in nature

Kelowna Fire Department fire truck. (Capital News file)
Penticton Fire Department mops up after a fire damaged a net in Kings Park on Saturday, April 3. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Fire burns soccer net in South Okanagan park

Witnesses say they someone there with hanging sheets just before the net caught on fire

Penticton Fire Department mops up after a fire damaged a net in Kings Park on Saturday, April 3. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Vernon Fire Rescue crews extinguished a fire in a home on 27th Avenue Friday, April 2, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

UPDATE: One person taken to hospital following Vernon house fire

27th Avenue traffic was blocked both ways during the incident Friday afternoon

Vernon Fire Rescue crews extinguished a fire in a home on 27th Avenue Friday, April 2, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A wildfire at the north end of Okanagan Lake sent smoke over the Vernon area Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Karin Marshall photo)

UPDATE: Wildfire near Okanagan Lake now 10 hectares

Smoke swept over the Vernon area Thursday as wind fanned the flames into the evening

A wildfire at the north end of Okanagan Lake sent smoke over the Vernon area Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Karin Marshall photo)
Crews from the Coldstream and Lavington fire departments were called to a report of an electrical fire in the basement of a home in the 600 block of Mt. Ida Drive shortly after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 31. Everybody associated with the home was safely outside. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Crews respond to Okanagan electrical fire

Home in Coldstream reported fire shortly after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 31

Crews from the Coldstream and Lavington fire departments were called to a report of an electrical fire in the basement of a home in the 600 block of Mt. Ida Drive shortly after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 31. Everybody associated with the home was safely outside. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The North Vancouver City Fire Department fights a fire at the Duke of Connaught Lodge No. 64 (North Vancouver Masonic Centre) at 1142 Lonsdale Ave on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (North Vancouver RCMP)
The North Vancouver City Fire Department fights a fire at the Duke of Connaught Lodge No. 64 (North Vancouver Masonic Centre) at 1142 Lonsdale Ave on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (North Vancouver RCMP)
A fire off 40 Street Northeast, Saturday March 27. (Jim Elliot, Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm firefighters battle grass fire off 40 Street Northeast

So far, the fire has consumed an area the size of a soccer field

A fire off 40 Street Northeast, Saturday March 27. (Jim Elliot, Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm firefighter Steve St. Denis, who looks after fire prevention for the fire department, led the plan to provide fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide/smoke detectors to people who are living rough in the community. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

People living rough in Salmon Arm to receive fire extinguishers, smoke detectors

Fire department, social service agencies want to keep people and property safe after fires in camps

Salmon Arm firefighter Steve St. Denis, who looks after fire prevention for the fire department, led the plan to provide fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide/smoke detectors to people who are living rough in the community. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm firefighter Steve St. Denis, who looks after fire prevention for the fire department, has led the plan to provide fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide/smoke detectors to people who are living rough in the community. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

People living rough in Salmon Arm to receive fire extinguishers, smoke detectors

Fire department, social service agencies want to keep people and property safe after fires in camps

Salmon Arm firefighter Steve St. Denis, who looks after fire prevention for the fire department, has led the plan to provide fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide/smoke detectors to people who are living rough in the community. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)