B.C. Wildfires 2021

Residents drive past fire crews as they return to Logan Lake on Aug. 19, a week after the community was evacuated because of the Tremont Creek wildfire. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Two major wildfires in B.C.’s southern Interior now classified as ‘being held’

Sparks Lake and Tremont Creek fires not likely to spread beyond boundaries under forecast conditions

Residents drive past fire crews as they return to Logan Lake on Aug. 19, a week after the community was evacuated because of the Tremont Creek wildfire. (Photo credit: TNRD)
A BC Wildfire Service helicopter approaches the Two Mile Road wildfire south of Sicamous on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (Peggy Buckler photo)

Two Mile wildfire near Sicamous held thanks to firefighting crews’ ‘great work’: Fire chief

Brett Ogino was quick to commend wildfire crews for holding the fire

A BC Wildfire Service helicopter approaches the Two Mile Road wildfire south of Sicamous on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (Peggy Buckler photo)
While Princeton’s wildlife photographer John Moody is most noted for his stunning pictures of birds, last week he proved he can do the bees as well. Fun facts…it takes 556 worker bees to gather a pound of honey. It takes a colony, about 30,000 bees, to pollinate an acre of fruit trees.

The buzz on honey bees and B.C. wildfires

While wildfires negatively impact the bee population there may be an upside

While Princeton’s wildlife photographer John Moody is most noted for his stunning pictures of birds, last week he proved he can do the bees as well. Fun facts…it takes 556 worker bees to gather a pound of honey. It takes a colony, about 30,000 bees, to pollinate an acre of fruit trees.
A westbound lane on Highway 97C is closed due to the Mount Law wildfire burning near the Okanagan Connector. (Shanon Mellan/Facebook)

UPDATE: Overnight flare-up of Mount Law wildfire damages fences, abandoned structures

A wind event Wednesday evening resulted in increased fire activity

A westbound lane on Highway 97C is closed due to the Mount Law wildfire burning near the Okanagan Connector. (Shanon Mellan/Facebook)
BC Wildfire crews on scene at the Garrison Lake Wildfire southwest of Princeton on Aug. 20. (BC WIldfire Service)

Keremeos people wanted for study on impact of climate change and COVID-19

UBC and LSCSS partnering on study to understand affects on mental health

BC Wildfire crews on scene at the Garrison Lake Wildfire southwest of Princeton on Aug. 20. (BC WIldfire Service)
An evacuation alert for properties along the Mabel Lake Forest Service Road in relation to the Bunting Road wildfire 41 kilometres northeast of Lumby has been rescinded as of Aug. 25. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Evacuation alert rescinded on wildfire east of Lumby

Properties along the Mabel Lake Forest Service had evacuation alert in relation to Bunting Road wildfire rescinded by RDNO

An evacuation alert for properties along the Mabel Lake Forest Service Road in relation to the Bunting Road wildfire 41 kilometres northeast of Lumby has been rescinded as of Aug. 25. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Interior Health is planning to repatriate care home residents who were evacuated from seven communities, including 100 Mile House. (File photo).

Interior Health starts ‘repatriation’ of long-term care residents

Some 826 people were relocated from seven communities

Interior Health is planning to repatriate care home residents who were evacuated from seven communities, including 100 Mile House. (File photo).
A wildfire burns in the mountains above Lytton, B.C., on Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Evacuation orders and alerts drop in B.C. as number of wildfires holds steady

Less than half the properties under evacuation order than what was the case one week ago

A wildfire burns in the mountains above Lytton, B.C., on Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
New financial support is available to evacuees displayed by B.C. wildfires. (File photo)

B.C. wildfire evacuees offered financial assistance through Canadian Red Cross

Red Cross assistance will not affect eligibility for provincial emergency support services programs

New financial support is available to evacuees displayed by B.C. wildfires. (File photo)
A firefighter extinguishes a hotspot on Aug. 24 near a Westside Road property impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Central Okanagan White Rock Lake wildfire evacuees invited to public info session

Officials will take questions from evacuees during an online event Thursday evening

A firefighter extinguishes a hotspot on Aug. 24 near a Westside Road property impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The wildfire above Westside Road seen on Tuesday, Aug. 24. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Westside Road wildfire near West Kelowna being held

The fire is approximately three hectares in size and was reported on Tuesday, Aug. 24

The wildfire above Westside Road seen on Tuesday, Aug. 24. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Hand ignitions planned for Mount Law wildfire burning near Okanagan Connector

The fire has slowly spread down a southern slope towards a guard above Highway 97C

The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A picture of the fire outside the Kettle Valley area in Kelowna. (Photo: Facebook)

New fire sparks outside Kettle Valley area in Kelowna

The fire is under one hectare in size and is suspected to be human caused

A picture of the fire outside the Kettle Valley area in Kelowna. (Photo: Facebook)
Smoke is visible from Desert Cove (Aug. 24) from a small-scale planned ignition by BC Wildfire Services wildland firefighters battling the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Terry Lawson - Facebook)

Okanagan Indian Band expands evacuation order for White Rock Lake fire

Head of the Lake, Willow Shore, Westside, Celestine, Antoine residents ordered out Aug. 24

Smoke is visible from Desert Cove (Aug. 24) from a small-scale planned ignition by BC Wildfire Services wildland firefighters battling the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Terry Lawson - Facebook)
BC Wildfire crews on scene at the Garrison Lake Wildfire southwest of Princeton on Aug. 20. (BC WIldfire Service)

Cool weather and rain helping on Garrison Lake wildfire

Crews are focusing on three main flanks of the fire

BC Wildfire crews on scene at the Garrison Lake Wildfire southwest of Princeton on Aug. 20. (BC WIldfire Service)
A firefighter extinguishes a hotspot on Aug. 24 near a Westside Road property impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: White Rock Lake wildfire devastates North Westside homes

Seventy-eight Central Okanagan properties have burned due to the 800 square kilometre wildfire

A firefighter extinguishes a hotspot on Aug. 24 near a Westside Road property impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A BCWS helicopter flies against the black smoke of a new wildfire on Westside Road in the Central Okanagan. (Aaron Hemens photo)

B.C. wildfires ‘trending in the right direction’ thanks to cooler weather

246 wildfires are burning in B.C. as of August 24

A BCWS helicopter flies against the black smoke of a new wildfire on Westside Road in the Central Okanagan. (Aaron Hemens photo)
The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Cooler temperatures, precipitation slows spread of Mount Law fire in West Kelowna

Parts of the fire is still uncontained in areas and crews are working for containment

The Mount Law wildfire seen from downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 15, just hours after the fire was first spotted. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Westside Road. (Aaron Hemens)
Westside Road. (Aaron Hemens)
Planned ignitions on the White Rock Lake wildfire cause considerable smoke to be seen from nearby communities, including Spallumcheen, Tuesday, Aug. 24. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

78 homes confirmed damaged in White Rock Lake wildfire in Central Okanagan region

Regional District of Central Okanagan evacuees upset by ‘voyeuristic event’ media tour

Planned ignitions on the White Rock Lake wildfire cause considerable smoke to be seen from nearby communities, including Spallumcheen, Tuesday, Aug. 24. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)