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Kelowna Fire Department fire truck. (Photo - Capital News)

Shopping carts and garbage discovered in morning fire in Kelowna

The blaze broke out on private property on Springfield Road about 5 a.m.

Kelowna Fire Department fire truck. (Photo - Capital News)
People watch around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 as a houseboat on Mara Lake burns to the water line. (Contributed)

Vernon business restores faith in humanity for houseboat fire victims

Community kindness leaves out-of-province father in tears of appreciation

People watch around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 as a houseboat on Mara Lake burns to the water line. (Contributed)
UPDATE: Fire at West Kelowna home deemed accidental, not considered suspicious

UPDATE: Fire at West Kelowna home deemed accidental, not considered suspicious

The fire was first reported at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 6.

UPDATE: Fire at West Kelowna home deemed accidental, not considered suspicious
The remains of a houseboat that burned to the pontoons early on Aug. 4 sits smoking on Mara Lake on Aug. 5, 2020. All 21 people and two small dogs onboard escaped unharmed from the burning boat. (Grace Dixon photo)

Father recounts narrow escape from Shuswap houseboat fire

Saskatchewan group overwhelmed by kindness of Sicamous, Salmon Arm communities

The remains of a houseboat that burned to the pontoons early on Aug. 4 sits smoking on Mara Lake on Aug. 5, 2020. All 21 people and two small dogs onboard escaped unharmed from the burning boat. (Grace Dixon photo)
The remains of a houseboat that burned to the pontoons early on Aug. 4 sits smoking on Mara Lake on Aug. 5, 2020. All 21 people and two small dogs onboard escaped unharmed from the burning boat. (Grace Dixon photo)

Father recounts narrow escape from Shuswap houseboat fire

Saskatchewan group overwhelmed by kindness of Sicamous, Salmon Arm communities

The remains of a houseboat that burned to the pontoons early on Aug. 4 sits smoking on Mara Lake on Aug. 5, 2020. All 21 people and two small dogs onboard escaped unharmed from the burning boat. (Grace Dixon photo)
People watch around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 as a houseboat on Mara Lake burns to the water line. (Photo contributed)

Passengers escape unharmed from destructive houseboat fire in Shuswap

Cause of blaze on Mara Lake under investigation, flames erupt at 2 a.m. Aug. 4

People watch around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 as a houseboat on Mara Lake burns to the water line. (Photo contributed)
People watch around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 as a houseboat on Mara Lake burns to the water line. (Photo contributed)

Passengers escape unharmed from destructive houseboat fire on Mara Lake

Cause of blaze under investigation, flames erupt about 2 a.m. Aug. 4

People watch around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 as a houseboat on Mara Lake burns to the water line. (Photo contributed)
Kamloops This Week - Dave Eagles

No injuries after three simultaneous house fires spark in Kamloops

It’s unclear how the fires started

  • Jul 31, 2020
Kamloops This Week - Dave Eagles
Investigators sift through the charred remains of the driving range hut at Vernon Golf and Country Club following a fire overnight Wednesday, July 29. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Fire investigated at Okanagan golf course

Overnight blaze damages driving range hut

Investigators sift through the charred remains of the driving range hut at Vernon Golf and Country Club following a fire overnight Wednesday, July 29. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A GoFundMe page has been created for the owners of a Lumby home that was destroyed by fire Wednesday night, July 30, 2020. (Holly Henderson photo)

Fundraisers created to support Okanagan family after fire destroys home

The blaze caused extensive damage to the home in Lumby Wednesday night

A GoFundMe page has been created for the owners of a Lumby home that was destroyed by fire Wednesday night, July 30, 2020. (Holly Henderson photo)
Image: David Konynenbelt

Update: One person injured in explosion at Salmon Arm marina

Five boats destroyed in fire at Captain’s Cove Marina

  • Jul 27, 2020
Image: David Konynenbelt
The Kelowna Fire Department had to use a rescue harness to lower a stranded hiker down a cliff on July 24. (Diego Müller/Unsplash)

Kelowna fire department uses harness to rescue hiker stranded on cliff

The department’s technical rescue team was called to a cliff near the Kelowna Golf and Country Club.

The Kelowna Fire Department had to use a rescue harness to lower a stranded hiker down a cliff on July 24. (Diego Müller/Unsplash)
UPDATE: Kelowna RCMP rush to scene of injured man in motorhome blaze

UPDATE: Kelowna RCMP rush to scene of injured man in motorhome blaze

Firefighters are on scene in Joe Rich waiting for police

UPDATE: Kelowna RCMP rush to scene of injured man in motorhome blaze
A grass fire at the Osoyoos Golf Club Wednesday was knocked down with the help of nearby residents. (Google Maps)

Residents help extinguish grass fire at Osoyoos Golf Club

The fire on July 15 reached a size of 80 feet by 20 feet before being extinguished

A grass fire at the Osoyoos Golf Club Wednesday was knocked down with the help of nearby residents. (Google Maps)
Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lucas Banton pours water on a barn fire on McCoy Lake Road on July 16, 2020. Crews from four fire departments in the Alberni Valley worked through the night to extinguish the fire, which caught in a hay barn at Tooth Acres, owned by retired dentist Dr. Fritz Zens. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Vancouver Island firefighter dies at scene of barn blaze

The volunteer firefighter suffered a medical emergency after arriving to assist

Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lucas Banton pours water on a barn fire on McCoy Lake Road on July 16, 2020. Crews from four fire departments in the Alberni Valley worked through the night to extinguish the fire, which caught in a hay barn at Tooth Acres, owned by retired dentist Dr. Fritz Zens. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Nobody was injured in a fire deemed suspicious, as a motorhome was found ablaze in Lake Country on Beaver Lake Road Tuesday, July 14, shortly before 8:30 p.m. (Lake Country Fire Department photo)

Lake Country motorhome fire deemed suspicious

Vehicle found fully engulfed Tuesday, July 14, just before 8:30 p.m.

Nobody was injured in a fire deemed suspicious, as a motorhome was found ablaze in Lake Country on Beaver Lake Road Tuesday, July 14, shortly before 8:30 p.m. (Lake Country Fire Department photo)
A quick response by local firefighters Monday prevented a structure fire on a Keremeos property from spreading into the home. (File photo)

Quick response saves Keremeos home from blaze

“If we didn’t get the call when we did, we would have probably had a shop loss, and a house loss.”

A quick response by local firefighters Monday prevented a structure fire on a Keremeos property from spreading into the home. (File photo)
Salmon Arm Law Courts. (File photo)

Man accused in Salmon Arm 7-Eleven fire sentenced for bail breach

Sentencing for arson to take place later this month in BC Supreme Court

Salmon Arm Law Courts. (File photo)
The shell of Salmon Arm’s former 7-Eleven was what remained following a fire on Aug. 24, 2018. (File photo)

Man accused in Salmon Arm 7-Eleven fire sentenced for bail breach

Sentencing for arson to take place later this month in BC Supreme Court

The shell of Salmon Arm’s former 7-Eleven was what remained following a fire on Aug. 24, 2018. (File photo)
A truck caught on fire near Anarchist Mountain Monday, July 6, 2020 causing the road to close in both directions for nearly one hour. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department / Facebook)

Anarchist Mountain Fire Department extinguishes ‘flaming river’ on Highway 3

Blaze caused by truck that caught fire and leaked diesel across the road

A truck caught on fire near Anarchist Mountain Monday, July 6, 2020 causing the road to close in both directions for nearly one hour. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department / Facebook)