wildfire

Fire crews drop retardant on the Christie Mountain wildfire burning south of Penticton. The fire, which began Aug. 18, was at an estimated size of 2,035 hectares by Aug. 25. (BC Wildfire Service)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen seeks $600,000 in fire prevention grant funding

The funding initiative is offered through the Union of B.C. Municipalities

 

A ship comes through the smokey air as it goes under the Lion’s Gate Bridge in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Some parts of B.C. enjoy better air quality but southern regions still affected

The province’s air quality health index reflected a brief improvement in conditions early Wednesday

 

Blasted Church winery in Okanagan Falls has painted a large ‘thank you’ sign as a tribute to those to fought the Christie Mountain wildfire. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Gallery: Okanagan Falls community expresses thanks to firefighters

Blasted Church winery has painted a large ‘thank you’ sign as a tribute to those to fought the blaze

 

Flames jumped the retardant lines along the Christie Mountain Wildfire’s eastern flank, the BC Wildfire Service said Saturday morning, Aug. 29, 2020. The fire remains classified as held. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Christie Mountain wildfire still keeping crews on their toes

Part of the fire’s eastern flank has crossed retardant lines, says BC Wildfire Services

Flames jumped the retardant lines along the Christie Mountain Wildfire’s eastern flank, the BC Wildfire Service said Saturday morning, Aug. 29, 2020. The fire remains classified as held. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Friday at noon, an area evacuation order was initiated for the vicinity of the wildfire area, restricting people without authorization from travelling within mapped geographical boundaries. (BC Wildfire Service Photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen working on re-entry plan for Heritage Hills residents

Christie Mountain fire had resulted in evacuation order in Electoral Area D

Friday at noon, an area evacuation order was initiated for the vicinity of the wildfire area, restricting people without authorization from travelling within mapped geographical boundaries. (BC Wildfire Service Photo)
Palmer Fire photo taken August 19. Bureau of Land Management in Washington.

U.S. wildfire quickly spreading towards border with Osoyoos

The Palmer wildfire is an estimated 4,500 hectares in size

Palmer Fire photo taken August 19. Bureau of Land Management in Washington.
Photos submitted by Les Clarke                                The Mount Christie wildfire continues to burn at 1,400 hectares. (Photo submitted by Les Clarke)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen directors grateful for firefighting efforts

Fire near Okanagan Falls is being held at 1,400 hectares

Photos submitted by Les Clarke                                The Mount Christie wildfire continues to burn at 1,400 hectares. (Photo submitted by Les Clarke)
Photos taken by Angela Massey from a beach in Osoyoos.

Wildfire burning across border with Osoyoos grows to 2,400 hectares

The Palmer Lake fire is an estimated 40 hectares in size

Photos taken by Angela Massey from a beach in Osoyoos.
BC Wildfire personnel are helping battle a vehicle fire near SilverStar Mountain Resort (top) and a wildfire near Lavington (bottom) on Monday, Aug. 17. (BC Wildfire photo)

Vehicle fire sparks near Okanagan resort

Blaze believed to be human-caused near Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain Resort ignites Monday afternoon

BC Wildfire personnel are helping battle a vehicle fire near SilverStar Mountain Resort (top) and a wildfire near Lavington (bottom) on Monday, Aug. 17. (BC Wildfire photo)
Campfire (Pixabay)

85% of B.C. wildfires since April have been human-caused

August is usually the hottest month of the year – bringing with it most of B.C.’s wildfires

Campfire (Pixabay)
A fire in the backyard of a Keremeos property got out of control Monday evening, requiring the support of the local fire department. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - FILE)

Suspected backyard burn turned grass fire extinguished by Keremeos Fire Department

About half an acre of property burned as a result of the blaze, Monday, July 27

A fire in the backyard of a Keremeos property got out of control Monday evening, requiring the support of the local fire department. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - FILE)
Fire crews in Oliver doused a grass fire Wednesday (June 25) afternoon, a fire believed to have been caused by lightning. (Phil McLachlan - Western News - File)

Grass fire near Oliver, caused by lightning, doused by firefighters

The fire grew to a size of about one acre before crews were about to put it out

Fire crews in Oliver doused a grass fire Wednesday (June 25) afternoon, a fire believed to have been caused by lightning. (Phil McLachlan - Western News - File)
Smoke from a slash fire is seen near Squamish, B.C. on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 in this Squamish RCMP photo posted on their Twitter account. RCMP say a slash fire is burning out of control north of Squamish, British Columbia, prompting local evacuations. Mounties say the fire has started moving up the Squamish Valley. (Squamish RCMP photo)

Squamish declares local state of emergency as uncontrolled wildfire prompts evacuations

Squamish Valley campgrounds and six homes located near the fast-moving fire

Smoke from a slash fire is seen near Squamish, B.C. on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 in this Squamish RCMP photo posted on their Twitter account. RCMP say a slash fire is burning out of control north of Squamish, British Columbia, prompting local evacuations. Mounties say the fire has started moving up the Squamish Valley. (Squamish RCMP photo)
A forest fires to the west of Cache Creek. (Spearacanoe/Twitter)

Cache Creek electoral areas E, I, J under evacuation alert

Thompson-Nicola Regional District issues an evacuation alert

A forest fires to the west of Cache Creek. (Spearacanoe/Twitter)
Crews battle an early June wildfire near Tete Jaune Cache in northeastern B.C. (BC Wildfire Service)

Public asked to avoid Cariboo, Chilcotin parks due to “severe wildfire hazard”

BC Parks is asking the public to stay away

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Crews battle an early June wildfire near Tete Jaune Cache in northeastern B.C. (BC Wildfire Service)