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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)
A fire on Teresa Road in Lake Country Tuesday morning, July 7, destroyed a house. Six people and six animals lived in the home. Four adults, two dogs and two cats are safe. Two people are away camping and two cats are unaccounted for. (Elena Pearson Instagram photo)

Okanagan home destroyed by fire

Call came in from Teresa Road in Lake Country just after 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 7

A fire on Teresa Road in Lake Country Tuesday morning, July 7, destroyed a house. Six people and six animals lived in the home. Four adults, two dogs and two cats are safe. Two people are away camping and two cats are unaccounted for. (Elena Pearson Instagram photo)
Armstrong arsonist sentenced to 3 years probation

Armstrong arsonist sentenced to 3 years probation

Arsonist must pay $500 to each party affected, no access to drugs, alcohol or fire starters

Armstrong arsonist sentenced to 3 years probation
A quick response by Kelsey Enns of Summerland Power helped to control a house fire at a property on Garnet Valley Road in Summerland on June 24. (Contributed)

Summerland electrical worker responds quickly to house fire

Incident occurred June 24 following lightning strike in Garnet Valley area

A quick response by Kelsey Enns of Summerland Power helped to control a house fire at a property on Garnet Valley Road in Summerland on June 24. (Contributed)
Fire crews knocked down a fire in a motorhome early Tuesday morning in Oliver, resulting in one person being transported to hospital. (File photo)

One in hospital following motor home fire near Oliver

A dog succumbed to its injuries as a result of the fire

Fire crews knocked down a fire in a motorhome early Tuesday morning in Oliver, resulting in one person being transported to hospital. (File photo)
Maple Ridge firefighters have a long track record of rescuing animals in distress. But on Sunday, June 14, 2020, they were called to something out of the ordinary – a report of a puppy trapped inside a couch. (file)

B.C. firefighters rescue puppy from inside couch (yes, inside)

It’s a first, deputy fire chief says

Maple Ridge firefighters have a long track record of rescuing animals in distress. But on Sunday, June 14, 2020, they were called to something out of the ordinary – a report of a puppy trapped inside a couch. (file)
Fire Crews in Penticton fought to extiniguish a blaze from a shed on Fairview Road around 8 a.m. on June 9, 2020. (Mark Brett - Black Press)

Blaze inside garage quickly extinguished by Penticton firefighters

Penticton Fire Department was called to a garage fire this morning

Fire Crews in Penticton fought to extiniguish a blaze from a shed on Fairview Road around 8 a.m. on June 9, 2020. (Mark Brett - Black Press)
Old Okanagan sausage factory catches fire

Old Okanagan sausage factory catches fire

Fire crews respond in full force to Oyama blaze on Pelmewash Parkway

Old Okanagan sausage factory catches fire
Structure fire in Lake Country

Structure fire in Lake Country

Fire crews are responding to a blaze on Pelmewash Parkway

Structure fire in Lake Country
North Okanagan kitchen incidents fire up safety reminder

North Okanagan kitchen incidents fire up safety reminder

Vernon crews attended two separate incidents within in a matter of hours over weekend

North Okanagan kitchen incidents fire up safety reminder
Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters work the scene of a structure fire that injured multiple firefighters, according to a fire department spokesman, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

12 Los Angeles firefighters recovering after explosion

All injured firefighters are expected to survive

Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters work the scene of a structure fire that injured multiple firefighters, according to a fire department spokesman, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
A growing number of homeless camps in the Vernon area are causing concern. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star file)

Second homeless camp fire sparked in North Okanagan

Growing encampment near Swan Lake a concern

A growing number of homeless camps in the Vernon area are causing concern. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star file)
A fire near the water off Westside Road caused extensive damage to a Vernon man’s property Tuesday morning. (Jeanna Seasley photo)

Fire destroys two boats, motor home and trailer in Six Mile area

Owner said the cause of the fire was likely his solar power setup, according to OKIB fire chief

A fire near the water off Westside Road caused extensive damage to a Vernon man’s property Tuesday morning. (Jeanna Seasley photo)
A large plume of smoke was spotted by the North Saanich marina on Sunday afternoon. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

One dead, two injured following a large fire at North Saanich Marina

One boat has sunk, nearby resident says they heard an explosion ‘sounding like a cannon’

A large plume of smoke was spotted by the North Saanich marina on Sunday afternoon. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Kelowna Fire Department fire truck. (Photo - Capital News)

Smoke alarm saves two lives in Kelowna motorhome fire

The incident occurred just after 2 a.m. on May 6

Kelowna Fire Department fire truck. (Photo - Capital News)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters put out a fire inside the Circle K convenience store on Departure Bay Road on Saturday night. (Dylan Phillips photo)

Teens set off flare in Nanaimo convenience store, traumatize clerk: RCMP

Incident happened just after 9 p.m. Saturday at Circle K on Departure Bay Road

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters put out a fire inside the Circle K convenience store on Departure Bay Road on Saturday night. (Dylan Phillips photo)
Ranchero-Deep Creek firefighters work to contain the blaze that occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, April 27, 2020. (Sean Coubrough/CSRD photo)                                Ranchero-Deep Creek firefighters work to contain the blaze that occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, April 27, 2020. (Sean Coubrough/CSRD photo)

Shuswap family loses everything in residential fire

Fundraising effort underway, public also asked for help replacing items lost

Ranchero-Deep Creek firefighters work to contain the blaze that occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, April 27, 2020. (Sean Coubrough/CSRD photo)                                Ranchero-Deep Creek firefighters work to contain the blaze that occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, April 27, 2020. (Sean Coubrough/CSRD photo)
Ranchero-Deep Creek firefighters work to contain the blaze that occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, April 27, 2020. (Sean Coubrough/CSRD photo)                                Ranchero-Deep Creek firefighters work to contain the blaze that occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, April 27, 2020. (Sean Coubrough/CSRD photo)

Shuswap family loses everything in residential fire

Fundraising effort underway, public also asked for help replacing items lost

Ranchero-Deep Creek firefighters work to contain the blaze that occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, April 27, 2020. (Sean Coubrough/CSRD photo)                                Ranchero-Deep Creek firefighters work to contain the blaze that occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, April 27, 2020. (Sean Coubrough/CSRD photo)
(Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Minor fire at Kelowna Taco Time

Fire crews were called to the building on Highway 33 just after 9 a.m.

(Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
A homeless camp between Highway 97 and Swan Lake was destroyed by an accidental fire Thursday, April 23, 2020. (File photo)

Vernon homeless camp destroyed by fire

BX-Swan Lake fire chief says the occupant lost all her possessions in the Thursday morning blaze

A homeless camp between Highway 97 and Swan Lake was destroyed by an accidental fire Thursday, April 23, 2020. (File photo)