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Kelowna firefighters on scene of an apartment fire on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)

Firefighters tend to apartment blaze along Gordon Drive

Two dogs were found safe inside the unit

 

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Garage in Kelowna burns to the ground, blaze deemed suspicious

Fire crews responded to the scene just after 4:30 p.m.

 

(Ty Hainsworth / Facebook)

Highway 97 now clear following structure fire near Oliver

A fruit stand caught fire Tuesday afternoon

 

(Ty Hainsworth / Facebook)

No injuries after fire rips through South Okanagan fruit stand

A fruit stand caught fire Tuesday afternoon, closing Highway 97 for two hours

(Ty Hainsworth / Facebook)
Olympia Green Taverna. (Contributed)

PHOTOS: Kelowna’s Olympia Greek Taverna thanks community after fire

The popular dining spot went up in flames on Oct. 6, 2020

Olympia Green Taverna. (Contributed)
A total of 35 emergency vehicles representing fire, police, search and rescue and ambulance gathered in Lake Country Sunday morning, Nov. 8, for a procession of emergency vehicles saluting late Lake Country firefighter Karl Featherstone. He died of a cardiac event at home, at age 47, Oct. 11. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Procession salutes Okanagan firefighter

Karl Featherstone of Lake Country remembered as 30+ vehicles take part to honour fallen colleague

A total of 35 emergency vehicles representing fire, police, search and rescue and ambulance gathered in Lake Country Sunday morning, Nov. 8, for a procession of emergency vehicles saluting late Lake Country firefighter Karl Featherstone. He died of a cardiac event at home, at age 47, Oct. 11. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Penticton Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a camper fire near Moosejaw Street and Conklin Avenue Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Penticton Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a fire that consumed a camper on Nov. 3. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton resident suffers minor injuries after camper goes up in flames

One person is believed to have suffered minor injuries

Penticton Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a camper fire near Moosejaw Street and Conklin Avenue Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Penticton Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a fire that consumed a camper on Nov. 3. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
(Jesse Day - Western News)

Penticton crews battle fire at abandoned home

The blaze broke out around 3 p.m. on Sunday

(Jesse Day - Western News)
The City of West Kelowna revealed the new fire engine for station 34 in Glenrosa on March 10. (Photo: Graham O’leary/Facebook)

Abandoned house fire in West Kelowna deemed suspicious

The structure located in the 2700 block of Shannon Lake Road went up in flames on Oct. 28

The City of West Kelowna revealed the new fire engine for station 34 in Glenrosa on March 10. (Photo: Graham O’leary/Facebook)
Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services. (File)

RCMP say fire at Revelstoke apartment suspicious

Second fire in less than a week in Revelstoke contained to one unit

Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services. (File)
A house on Highway 3A caught fire Sunday evening, Oct. 25, 2020.

House fire on Highway 3A in Keremeos

Neighbours acted quickly to help save home

A house on Highway 3A caught fire Sunday evening, Oct. 25, 2020.
An early morning fire destroyed the Willems Fire Products mill Friday, Oct. 16. (Contributed)

Fire claims longtime Lumby mill

Go Fund Me established to help family-owned business rebuild

An early morning fire destroyed the Willems Fire Products mill Friday, Oct. 16. (Contributed)
(Osoyoos Fire Department)

Osoyoos Fire Department knock down car fire near house

Blaze was ‘really close’ to becoming a structure fire

(Osoyoos Fire Department)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services and Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP were called to a report of an electrical fire at the emergency response centre operated by Turning Points Collaborative Society on 37th Street Sunday, Oct. 18, just before 5:30 p.m. The fire displaced shelter residents who have been set up with services at the Vernon Recreation Complex. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon shelter residents find refuge in hotels, motels, recreation complex after fire

Electrical fire at Turning Points Collaborative Society’s emergency response centre on 37th Street

Vernon Fire Rescue Services and Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP were called to a report of an electrical fire at the emergency response centre operated by Turning Points Collaborative Society on 37th Street Sunday, Oct. 18, just before 5:30 p.m. The fire displaced shelter residents who have been set up with services at the Vernon Recreation Complex. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

UPDATE: Abandoned Kelowna heritage building fire deemed suspicious

The building sustained major fire damage to the exterior and roof area

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services and Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP were called to a report of an electrical fire at the temporary shelter operated by Turning Points Collaborative Society on 37th Street Sunday, Oct. 18, just before 5:30 p.m. A fire was discovered in the building’s attic, forcing the evacuation of temporary residents and staff. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Reported electrical fire evacuates Okanagan temporary shelter

No visible smoke or flame but Vernon firefighters discover small blaze in former warehouse’s attic

Vernon Fire Rescue Services and Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP were called to a report of an electrical fire at the temporary shelter operated by Turning Points Collaborative Society on 37th Street Sunday, Oct. 18, just before 5:30 p.m. A fire was discovered in the building’s attic, forcing the evacuation of temporary residents and staff. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Cpt. John Billwiller retired last month after 40 years with the department. He is pictured driving Hall 351’s 1957 International at a parade circa 2010. Photo: John Billwiller

“The people got older and the equipment got newer,” says retired Fire Captain John Billwiller

Billwiller was a volunteer firefighter in North Fork for 40 years

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Cpt. John Billwiller retired last month after 40 years with the department. He is pictured driving Hall 351’s 1957 International at a parade circa 2010. Photo: John Billwiller
The Enderby Fire Department battled a structure fire north of the city toward Grindrod off Highway 97A, on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

All accounted for after structure fire at North Okanagan garlic farm

RCMP confirm everyone associated with the property are safe

The Enderby Fire Department battled a structure fire north of the city toward Grindrod off Highway 97A, on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The Enderby Fire Department was called to a structure fire north of the city toward Grindrod off Highway 97A, Sunday, Oct. 11. The structure was a storage facility housing a pair of recreational vehicles which was also home to a transient resident on the property. That individual is currently unaccounted for. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

UPDATED: Search on for transient resident associated with Okanagan structure fire

Blaze started around 10:30 a.m. north of Enderby off Highway 97A in a storage building

The Enderby Fire Department was called to a structure fire north of the city toward Grindrod off Highway 97A, Sunday, Oct. 11. The structure was a storage facility housing a pair of recreational vehicles which was also home to a transient resident on the property. That individual is currently unaccounted for. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Kelowna firefighters at front of Olympia Greek Taverna restaurant as smoke pours out of the front door of the restaurant, located in Rutland on Highway 33 late Tuesday evening. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

Kelowna restaurant landmark up in flames

Fire started at the rear of building that houses Olympia Greek Taverna in Rutland

Kelowna firefighters at front of Olympia Greek Taverna restaurant as smoke pours out of the front door of the restaurant, located in Rutland on Highway 33 late Tuesday evening. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)