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The Columbia Shuswap Regional District deployed a pair of Ranchero firefighters to assist the Christie Mountain wildfire on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Christie Mountain wildfire update: No imminent threat to properties

BC Wildfire Service is still working in the area and spot fires and smoke may be visible

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District deployed a pair of Ranchero firefighters to assist the Christie Mountain wildfire on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Mount Christie wildfire in Penticton, B.C., as seen on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Melodie Evanoff/Contributed to Black Press Media)

North Okanagan firefighters answer call to south

B.C. crews band together to assist at Mount Christie wildfire

Mount Christie wildfire in Penticton, B.C., as seen on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Melodie Evanoff/Contributed to Black Press Media)
BC Wildfire Service, Aug. 22.

Christie Mountain wildfire classified as held

There is minimal growth on the blaze 6 km from Okanagan Falls

BC Wildfire Service, Aug. 22.
FILE – A wildfire broke out near Squamish in 2019. (BC Wildfire Service)

‘We are not immune:’ Forest fire risk is real even in B.C.’s coastal temperate rainforest

‘The ups are getting a little bit higher and the downs aren’t going as low as they usually do’

FILE – A wildfire broke out near Squamish in 2019. (BC Wildfire Service)
The Okanagan Park wildfire of 2003 is considered the most significant interface wildfire event in BC history. (File Photo)

A look back at the biggest wildfires to ever burn across B.C.

The list is made up of the ten biggest fires based on hectares of size

  • Aug 26, 2020
The Okanagan Park wildfire of 2003 is considered the most significant interface wildfire event in BC history. (File Photo)
A helicopter flies near the Christie Mountain wildfire near Penticton. (BC Wildfire Service)

BC Wildfire Service continues suppression efforts on Christie Mountain blaze

The wildfire remains at 2,035.0 hectares in size

A helicopter flies near the Christie Mountain wildfire near Penticton. (BC Wildfire Service)
North Okanagan residents praised for helping to douse fire

North Okanagan residents praised for helping to douse fire

Small blaze off Cedar Ridge Road sparked Sunday, Aug. 23

North Okanagan residents praised for helping to douse fire
The Talbot Creek wildfire in the Slocan Valley on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service)
The Talbot Creek wildfire in the Slocan Valley on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service)
The City of Penticton held a noon press conference with BC Wildfire Service and the Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen officials regarding the status of the Christie Mountain wildfire on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Christie Mountain wildfire sees ‘minimal’ growth despite heavy winds

55 pieces of equipment, 110 firefighters from across B.C. have been released from Penticton blaze

The City of Penticton held a noon press conference with BC Wildfire Service and the Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen officials regarding the status of the Christie Mountain wildfire on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Fire crews from Merritt rushed to extinguish a fire by the Coquihalla Highway on Aug. 22 (Christian Peters Photo)

Crews battle fire alongside Coquihalla Highway

The fire closed the highway’s northbound lanes near Merritt.

Fire crews from Merritt rushed to extinguish a fire by the Coquihalla Highway on Aug. 22 (Christian Peters Photo)
Area restriction implemented for Christie Mountain wildfire

Area restriction implemented for Christie Mountain wildfire

Blaze near Penticton experienced ‘minimal fire activity’ over the past 24 hours

Area restriction implemented for Christie Mountain wildfire
Helping Christie Mountain wildfire evacuees

Helping Christie Mountain wildfire evacuees

Penticton Search and Rescue is on high alert due to the wildfire

Helping Christie Mountain wildfire evacuees
Fire above Skaha Lake. Facebook

‘Have a bag packed and ready to go’: BC Wildfire tells Penticton residents

Residents are urged to prepared in case they need to leave their homes

Fire above Skaha Lake. Facebook
Crews continue to battle the Christie Mountain wildfire near Penticton. (Photo submitted by Les Clarke)

Stay out of firefighters way: City of Penticton

Residents are asked to cooperate with any requests firefighters may have or answer questions they ask

Crews continue to battle the Christie Mountain wildfire near Penticton. (Photo submitted by Les Clarke)
Photographer Douglas Drouin captures the Christie Mountain wildfire above homes in Heritage Hills on Aug. 18.

Penticton Search and Rescue called into action as Christie Mountain wildfire sparks

PENSAR assisted in alerting more than 700 residents of evacuations

Photographer Douglas Drouin captures the Christie Mountain wildfire above homes in Heritage Hills on Aug. 18.
Cori Stephen captured this photo looking toward the Christie Mountain fire.

UPDATE: 40 personnel remain overnight on the Christie Mountain wildfire

BC Wildfire will have 132 personnel on-site for the day

Cori Stephen captured this photo looking toward the Christie Mountain fire.
Christie Mountain wildfire, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 (Daniel Sltwg / Facebook)

Air quality advisory issued for South Okanagan

Many communities are expected to be impacted by smoke from the Christie Mountain wildfire

Christie Mountain wildfire, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 (Daniel Sltwg / Facebook)
The Mount Christie wildfire burning on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 18. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Majority of Okanagan fires human-caused

BC Wildfire Service urging extreme caution

The Mount Christie wildfire burning on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 18. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Photographer Douglas Drouin captures the Christie Mountain wildfire above homes in Heritage Hills on Aug. 18.

Residents and businesses rally around evacuees of Christie Mountain wildfire

Residents from Oliver to Kelowna are offering up bedrooms for evacuees to stay in

Photographer Douglas Drouin captures the Christie Mountain wildfire above homes in Heritage Hills on Aug. 18.
Nicole Bonnet and Mitch Pence of BC Wildfire Services addressed the media at the Lakeside Resort Conference Centre, Thursday Aug. 20, 2020 to address concerns regarding the Christie Mountain wildfire south of Penticton. (John Arendt - Black Press Media)

RDOS, City of Penticton, BC Wildfire hold press conference

A total of 100 firefighters were on scene of the Christie Mountain wildfire Aug. 20

Nicole Bonnet and Mitch Pence of BC Wildfire Services addressed the media at the Lakeside Resort Conference Centre, Thursday Aug. 20, 2020 to address concerns regarding the Christie Mountain wildfire south of Penticton. (John Arendt - Black Press Media)