B.C. Wildfires 2021

An evacuation order near Barnes Lake, issued due to the Tremont Creek wildfire on July 14, has been rescinded to an evacuation alert as of Aug. 20. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Some evacuation orders downgraded to alerts for Tremont Creek and Lytton Creek fires

Two properties near Barnes Lake, and 656 in Lower Nicola, now on alert instead of order

An evacuation order near Barnes Lake, issued due to the Tremont Creek wildfire on July 14, has been rescinded to an evacuation alert as of Aug. 20. (Photo credit: TNRD)
A powerful statement is made at the site of the White Rock Lake wildfire near Monte Lake. (Tony Butler photo)

PHOTOS: Devastation captured from White Rock Lake wildfire

At least 85 homes, and counting, destroyed by blaze near Vernon, West Kelowna, Falkland, Monte Lake

A powerful statement is made at the site of the White Rock Lake wildfire near Monte Lake. (Tony Butler photo)
Jason Satterthwaite and his 16-year-old son, Aiden, fought on the frontlines of the White Rock Lake wildfire together for the Okanahan Indian Band Fire Department. (Jason Satterthwaite - Facebook)

syilx family explains how wildfire impacts their ceremonies

The white Rock Lake fire has spread over 81,000 hectares in the Okanagan

Jason Satterthwaite and his 16-year-old son, Aiden, fought on the frontlines of the White Rock Lake wildfire together for the Okanahan Indian Band Fire Department. (Jason Satterthwaite - Facebook)
The Okanagan Mountain Park fire of 2003. (Capital News file)

Lessons learned from Kelowna’s infamous 2003 Okanagan Mountain Park wildfire

Evacuees, officials of 2003 blaze lay out what lies ahead for those who lost their homes this year

The Okanagan Mountain Park fire of 2003. (Capital News file)
Hospital Transfer crews move patients around while sorting out constantly changing logistics during wildfire season. (Submitted)

B.C. hospital transfer company battles ever-changing wildfire situation

Weather, fires, road closures and more didn’t deter crew from safely transporting patients

Hospital Transfer crews move patients around while sorting out constantly changing logistics during wildfire season. (Submitted)
B.C. Wildfire Service crews battle a fire close to Mt. Hayes near Ladysmith. (Photo submitted)

2021 B.C.’s 3rd worst fire season on record for total area burned

Over 858,292 hectares of land have been burned by 1,530 wildfires so far this year

B.C. Wildfire Service crews battle a fire close to Mt. Hayes near Ladysmith. (Photo submitted)
The glow of fires burn on the hills above Westside Road as seen from Head of the Lake Thursday, Aug. 18. (Neville Jason Bottiglieri photo)

White Rock Lake wildfire damage above Westside Road to be assessed when it’s safe: RDNO

Regional District of North Okanagan urges residents to avoid abusive and offensive language

The glow of fires burn on the hills above Westside Road as seen from Head of the Lake Thursday, Aug. 18. (Neville Jason Bottiglieri photo)
Shannondee Rigby’s West Kelowna home was razed by the Mount Law wildfire on Aug. 15. (Contributed)

Fundraiser launched for West Kelowna teacher who lost home in Mount Law wildfire

Shannondee Rigby has taught at George Pringle and Glenrosa Elementary

Shannondee Rigby’s West Kelowna home was razed by the Mount Law wildfire on Aug. 15. (Contributed)
Firefighters block off a section of Highway 97A during earlier firefighting efforts on the Two Mile Road wildfire near Sicamous. (CSRD photo)

Province eyes post-wildfire debris flow mitigation plans along Highway 97A near Sicamous

Debris flows are a post-fire hazard and can be triggered by intense rainfall, says ministry

Firefighters block off a section of Highway 97A during earlier firefighting efforts on the Two Mile Road wildfire near Sicamous. (CSRD photo)
Bright Jenny is located at 984 Laurel Avenue in Kelowna. (Isabella Harmel/Capital News)

Kelowna coffee shop offers free coffee, workspace to wildfire evacuees

Bright Jenny Coffee is inviting evacuees in, ‘treat this place like an extension of your home’

Bright Jenny is located at 984 Laurel Avenue in Kelowna. (Isabella Harmel/Capital News)
The Kelowna branch of the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is located at 3785 Casorso Road. (Google Maps)

BC SPCA Kelowna’s transport vehicles allegedly vandalized

Two of the organization’s three fleet vehicles had catalytic converters stolen

The Kelowna branch of the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is located at 3785 Casorso Road. (Google Maps)
Downtown Kelowna waterfront, looking north toward the White Rock Lake fire on Aug. 15, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Kelowna Capital News)

West Kelowna resort refuses refund to wildfire, COVID cautious tourist

Province has discouraged travel to the Central Okanagan amid surging COVID, raging fires

Downtown Kelowna waterfront, looking north toward the White Rock Lake fire on Aug. 15, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Kelowna Capital News)
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Morning Start: An American man has eaten more than 30,000 Big Macs

Your morning start for Friday, Aug. 20, 2021

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VIDEO: Residents cheer on crews as they continue to battle White Rock Lake wildfire

People lined up outside the BC Wildfire Service camp in Vernon to cheer

(BC Wildfire Service/Facebook)
Brentt Call, a firefighters with Utah Taskforce One, walks through a burned over area of the Bootleg Fire east of Klamath Falls as crews work to stop the largest wildfire in the United States so far this season.
The Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry celebrated the regiment’s 107th birthday fighting the Thomas Creek fire on Aug. 10. (BC Wildfire)

Fatigue setting in for fire crews battling B.C. infernos as 258 blazes burn

B.C. Wildfire Service says they’re seeing an increase in safety issues due to fatigue

Brentt Call, a firefighters with Utah Taskforce One, walks through a burned over area of the Bootleg Fire east of Klamath Falls as crews work to stop the largest wildfire in the United States so far this season.
The Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry celebrated the regiment’s 107th birthday fighting the Thomas Creek fire on Aug. 10. (BC Wildfire)
Brentt Call, a firefighters with Utah Taskforce One, walks through a burned over area of the Bootleg Fire east of Klamath Falls as crews work to stop the largest wildfire in the United States so far this season.
The Princess Patricia���s Canadian Light Infantry celebrated the regiment���s 107th birthday fighting the Thomas Creek fire on Aug. 10. (BC Wildfire)

Fatigue setting in for fire crews battling B.C. infernos as 258 blazes burn

B.C. Wildfire Service says they’re seeing an increase in safety issues due to fatigue

Brentt Call, a firefighters with Utah Taskforce One, walks through a burned over area of the Bootleg Fire east of Klamath Falls as crews work to stop the largest wildfire in the United States so far this season.
The Princess Patricia���s Canadian Light Infantry celebrated the regiment���s 107th birthday fighting the Thomas Creek fire on Aug. 10. (BC Wildfire)
Firefighter Thomas Matthews (shown working at a house fire taken some time ago) and his partner from Vernon have lost all of their possessions, including their residence, to the White Rock Lake wildfire. A GoFundMe campaign has been started for the pair. (gofundme.com photo)

Community rallies for Okanagan firefighter who lost home

Thomas Matthews is currently fighting the White Rock Lake wildfire, same blaze that took his Vernon-area home, vehicles, worldly possessions

Firefighter Thomas Matthews (shown working at a house fire taken some time ago) and his partner from Vernon have lost all of their possessions, including their residence, to the White Rock Lake wildfire. A GoFundMe campaign has been started for the pair. (gofundme.com photo)
A helicopter surveys the Mount Law wildfire, just above Preston Road and Glonrosa Road in West Kelowna on Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Mount Law wildfire smoke billows near Glenrosa properties

Central Okanagan Emergency Operations advised residents who witness spot fires to call 9-1-1

A helicopter surveys the Mount Law wildfire, just above Preston Road and Glonrosa Road in West Kelowna on Aug. 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The White Rock Lake fire as seen from 50th Parallel Winery in Lake Country at 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16. (Jessie Ballard)

5 more Westside Road homes significantly damaged due to White Rock Lake wildfire

Earlier in the week, an estimated 70 properties in the area were significantly damaged

The White Rock Lake fire as seen from 50th Parallel Winery in Lake Country at 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16. (Jessie Ballard)
Northwestern parts of the Thomas Creek fire have been changed to a modified response classification. (BC Wildfire)

Thomas Creek and Nk’Mip wildfires see minimal growth

Both fires are still out of control but are cooperating with fire crews

Northwestern parts of the Thomas Creek fire have been changed to a modified response classification. (BC Wildfire)