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Kelowna Fire Department staff are getting ready for wildfire season. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Kelowna fire crews train for wildfire season

As temperatures rise, so does the wildfire risk and fire crews are preparing for the season

 

One step to making your home FireSmart is to choose non-combustible roofing like asphalt shingles or slate. (Kelowna Fire Department/City of Kelowna)

VIDEO: Prepare your home for wildfires before they come

“Don’t expect that a wildfire starts today and you’ll have your house fire-proof tomorrow.”

 

BC Wildfire Service firefighters are on scene of a wildfire southeast of Keremeos. (BC Wildfire)

Knighthawk wildfire in South Okanagan now held

BC Wildfire expects the fire to be fully under control by the end of the day

 

The area around the Christie Mountain wildfire that was restricted to the public is no longer restricted effective at 12 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (BC Wildfire photo)
The area around where the Christie Mountain wildfire took place is officially restricted to the public effective May 12. (BC Wildfire photo)

Christie Mountain wildlife area near Penticton closed to public

The area was damaged in 2020 by the Christie Mountain wildfire

The area around the Christie Mountain wildfire that was restricted to the public is no longer restricted effective at 12 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (BC Wildfire photo)
The area around where the Christie Mountain wildfire took place is officially restricted to the public effective May 12. (BC Wildfire photo)
A ship comes through the smokey air as it goes under the Lion’s Gate Bridge in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Some parts of B.C. enjoy better air quality but southern regions still affected

The province’s air quality health index reflected a brief improvement in conditions early Wednesday

A ship comes through the smokey air as it goes under the Lion’s Gate Bridge in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Blasted Church winery in Okanagan Falls has painted a large ‘thank you’ sign as a tribute to those to fought the Christie Mountain wildfire. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Gallery: Okanagan Falls community thanks firefighters following Christie Mountain fire

Blasted Church winery has painted a large ‘thank you’ sign as a tribute to those to fought the blaze

Blasted Church winery in Okanagan Falls has painted a large ‘thank you’ sign as a tribute to those to fought the Christie Mountain wildfire. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Flames jumped the retardant lines along the Christie Mountain Wildfire’s eastern flank, the BC Wildfire Service said Saturday morning, Aug. 29, 2020. The fire remains classified as held. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Christie Mountain wildfire still keeping crews on their toes

Part of the fire’s eastern flank has crossed retardant lines, says BC Wildfire Services

Flames jumped the retardant lines along the Christie Mountain Wildfire’s eastern flank, the BC Wildfire Service said Saturday morning, Aug. 29, 2020. The fire remains classified as held. (BC Wildfire Service 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)
Photos submitted by Les Clarke                                The Mount Christie wildfire continues to burn at 1,400 hectares. (Photo submitted by Les Clarke)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen directors grateful for firefighting efforts

Fire near Okanagan Falls is being held at 1,400 hectares

Photos submitted by Les Clarke                                The Mount Christie wildfire continues to burn at 1,400 hectares. (Photo submitted by Les Clarke)
Photos taken by Angela Massey from a beach in Osoyoos.

Wildfire burning across border with Osoyoos grows to 2,400 hectares

The Palmer Lake fire is an estimated 40 hectares in size

Photos taken by Angela Massey from a beach in Osoyoos.
BC Wildfire personnel are helping battle a vehicle fire near SilverStar Mountain Resort (top) and a wildfire near Lavington (bottom) on Monday, Aug. 17. (BC Wildfire photo)

Vehicle fire sparks near Okanagan resort

Blaze believed to be human-caused near Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain Resort ignites Monday afternoon

BC Wildfire personnel are helping battle a vehicle fire near SilverStar Mountain Resort (top) and a wildfire near Lavington (bottom) on Monday, Aug. 17. (BC Wildfire photo)
Campfire (Pixabay)

85% of B.C. wildfires since April have been human-caused

August is usually the hottest month of the year – bringing with it most of B.C.’s wildfires

Campfire (Pixabay)
Smoke from a slash fire is seen near Squamish, B.C. on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 in this Squamish RCMP photo posted on their Twitter account. RCMP say a slash fire is burning out of control north of Squamish, British Columbia, prompting local evacuations. Mounties say the fire has started moving up the Squamish Valley. (Squamish RCMP photo)

Squamish declares local state of emergency as uncontrolled wildfire prompts evacuations

Squamish Valley campgrounds and six homes located near the fast-moving fire

Smoke from a slash fire is seen near Squamish, B.C. on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 in this Squamish RCMP photo posted on their Twitter account. RCMP say a slash fire is burning out of control north of Squamish, British Columbia, prompting local evacuations. Mounties say the fire has started moving up the Squamish Valley. (Squamish RCMP photo)
A forest fires to the west of Cache Creek. (Spearacanoe/Twitter)

Cache Creek electoral areas E, I, J under evacuation alert

Thompson-Nicola Regional District issues an evacuation alert

A forest fires to the west of Cache Creek. (Spearacanoe/Twitter)
Bob Grant photo.

Canadian Forces remain ‘last resort’ for B.C. wildfire response: province

Three Canadian Forces Griffin helicopters are arriving in B.C. Sunday

Bob Grant photo.
Crews battle an early June wildfire near Tete Jaune Cache in northeastern B.C. (BC Wildfire Service)

Public asked to avoid Cariboo, Chilcotin parks due to “severe wildfire hazard”

BC Parks is asking the public to stay away

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Crews battle an early June wildfire near Tete Jaune Cache in northeastern B.C. (BC Wildfire Service)