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The Thomas Creek fire as seen from Kaleden last week. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Canadian Armed Forces helping Thomas Creek fire

Progress made on 201 Road but fears higher temperatures could increase fire activity

The Thomas Creek fire as seen from Kaleden last week. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Garrison fire near East Gate and Princeton as seen from Highway 3. (Princeton Search and Rescue photo)

Evacuation order issued for Garrison fire, near Princeton

Two large properties near Manning Park put on order, 141 on alert

Garrison fire near East Gate and Princeton as seen from Highway 3. (Princeton Search and Rescue photo)
Solicitor General Mike Farnworth welcomes the 101 firefighters from Mexico who are delployed to help with the Nk'Mip fire. (Contributed)

Mexican firefighters arrive to help with Nk’Mip fire

Agressive fire behaviour and continued hot, dry conditions challenging fire crews

Solicitor General Mike Farnworth welcomes the 101 firefighters from Mexico who are delployed to help with the Nk'Mip fire. (Contributed)
Nk'Mip fire is over 6,800 ha and caused more than 600 evacuation orders. (BC Wildfire)

Mount Baldy Ski Resort being evacuated for Nk’Mip fire

A total of 126 properties evacuated Saturday as the fire moves up the mountain

Nk'Mip fire is over 6,800 ha and caused more than 600 evacuation orders. (BC Wildfire)
The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department has been working with BC Wildfire on establishing protective guards and battling the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)
The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department has been working with BC Wildfire on establishing protective guards and battling the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)
Firefighters from Kaleden and OK Falls jump into action to stop a new fire off Highway 3A turn into a new wildfire Thursday night. (OK Falls Volunteer Fire Department Facebook)

Firefighters jump into action and stop new wildfire on Highway 3A, near Penticton

Two helicopters doused the flames that started just off the highway Thursday night

Firefighters from Kaleden and OK Falls jump into action to stop a new fire off Highway 3A turn into a new wildfire Thursday night. (OK Falls Volunteer Fire Department Facebook)
Jesse Brar took this photo of the Nk'Mip fire coming down the mountain July 21. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Evacuation order issued for several more Osoyoos Indian Band properties

Over 150 properties, everything south of Highway 3 is being evacuated immediately

Jesse Brar took this photo of the Nk'Mip fire coming down the mountain July 21. (Facebook)
David Mai filming another climber on Skaha Bluffs in 2015 for his documentary Higher Perspective. (Contributed)

Popular Penticton provincial park closed because of Thomas Creek fire

Skaha Bluffs, a popular climbing and hiking spot, is closed until further notice

David Mai filming another climber on Skaha Bluffs in 2015 for his documentary Higher Perspective. (Contributed)
Cold Creek fire that started July 12 near Keremeos explodes in size. (BC Wildfire dashboard)

Cool Creek wildfire near Keremeos balloons in size

Fire that shut down Highway 3 Wednesday is now under control

Cold Creek fire that started July 12 near Keremeos explodes in size. (BC Wildfire dashboard)
Cold Creek fire that started July 12 near Keremeos explodes in size. (BC Wildfire dashboard)

Cool Creek wildfire near Keremeos balloons in size

Fire that shut down Highway 3 Wednesday is now under control

Cold Creek fire that started July 12 near Keremeos explodes in size. (BC Wildfire dashboard)
The Thomas Creek fire taken July 15. (Jake Evans Facebook)

Firefighters save bridge in Thomas Creek fire above Okanagan Falls

Crews have been making good progress setting up guard lines

The Thomas Creek fire taken July 15. (Jake Evans Facebook)
Anarchist Mountain fire department worked on the Nk'Mip fire Tuesday night and also assisted with evacuations in the area. (Facebook)

Don’t drive around neighbourhoods being evacuated, urges fire chief in Nk’Mip fire

Anarchist Mountain fire department were hampered by traffic during evacuations

Anarchist Mountain fire department worked on the Nk'Mip fire Tuesday night and also assisted with evacuations in the area. (Facebook)
A new wildfire has started close to Osoyoos near Highway 3 Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

Highway 3 closed for new wildfire between Keremeos and Osoyoos

The fire started at 3 a.m. and is one km west of Osoyoos

A new wildfire has started close to Osoyoos near Highway 3 Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

UPDATE: Evacuation orders issued for Nk’Mip Creek wildfire

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has declared a local state of emergency

The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Adega’s winery on 45th in Osoyoos has closed until further notice due to the fast moving Inkaneep Creek wildfire. (Adega’s Facebook)

Hundreds of campers and Spirit Ridge Resort evacuated due to Nk’Mip wildfire

Osoyoos asking for more resources as Inkaneep fire jumps to 1,100 ha

Adega’s winery on 45th in Osoyoos has closed until further notice due to the fast moving Inkaneep Creek wildfire. (Adega’s Facebook)
Penticton skies have turned black on Monday afternoon. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Inkaneep fire grows, Penticton skies turn black and ashes fall

Heavy smoke turned the skies black Monday

Penticton skies have turned black on Monday afternoon. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
This picture was taken from Vintners on the Creek in Osoyoos at 4 p.m.

Over 60 evacuated from rapidly growing Inkaneep Creek fire near Osoyoos

State of Emergency called, properties on evacuation alert

This picture was taken from Vintners on the Creek in Osoyoos at 4 p.m.
This picture was taken from Vintners on the Creek in Osoyoos at 4 p.m.

Update: Inkaneep Creek fire near Osoyoos growing, evacuation alerts, orders pending

Regional district has declared a State of Local Emergency

This picture was taken from Vintners on the Creek in Osoyoos at 4 p.m.
The Thomas Creek fire seen from Kaleden. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Thomas Creek fire grows to more than 6,500 hectares

An incident management team has been called in to take over

The Thomas Creek fire seen from Kaleden. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Alyssa Jean put the picture on Facebook to warn people going to the Sun Oka beach in Summerland. She and her mom returned to their vehicle to find that passerbys stopped someone from stealing the cat converter. (Facebook)

Brazen theft stopped by good Samaritans at Summerland beach

A pair of thieves tried to saw off the catalytic converter of a mom’s car at Sun-Oka park

Alyssa Jean put the picture on Facebook to warn people going to the Sun Oka beach in Summerland. She and her mom returned to their vehicle to find that passerbys stopped someone from stealing the cat converter. (Facebook)