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BC Wildfire has close eyes on Snowy Mountain wildfire

BC Wildfire has close eyes on Snowy Mountain wildfire

BC Wildfire has a variety of plans depending how the wildfire near Keremeos changes in coming days

BC Wildfire has close eyes on Snowy Mountain wildfire
Woodpecker goes out with a bang

Woodpecker goes out with a bang

Untimely death of woodpecker causes power outage in Cawston

Woodpecker goes out with a bang
Man dies in Penticton RCMP custody

Man dies in Penticton RCMP custody

An independent investigation is underway after a man died while in Penticton police custody Aug. 16

Man dies in Penticton RCMP custody
Snowy Mountain fire travelling away from communities

Snowy Mountain fire travelling away from communities

The Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos remains at 13,359 hectares in size

Snowy Mountain fire travelling away from communities
Submitted                                The Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department has worked alongside the BC Wildfire crews doing water suppression to save buildings, putting out spot fires, and patrolling.

A glimpse behind the fire lines

A Keremeos volunteer firefighter talks about what it was like to patrol the Snowy Mountain fire

Submitted                                The Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department has worked alongside the BC Wildfire crews doing water suppression to save buildings, putting out spot fires, and patrolling.
BC Wildfire crews don’t mind a homemade brownie every once in awhile

BC Wildfire crews don’t mind a homemade brownie every once in awhile

When donating to BC Wildfire crews remember moderation is key - they don’t want to waste.

BC Wildfire crews don’t mind a homemade brownie every once in awhile
Storm not an impact on Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos

Storm not an impact on Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos

Thunderstorm that came through the Similkameen Saturday morning has had no impact on Snowy Mtn. fire

Storm not an impact on Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos
BC wildfire actioning small fire southwest of Hedley

BC wildfire actioning small fire southwest of Hedley

A spot fire started earlier this evening Aug. 10 about 10 kilometres southwest of Hedley

BC wildfire actioning small fire southwest of Hedley
About 250 BC wildfire members to setup camp in Keremeos

About 250 BC wildfire members to setup camp in Keremeos

Crews are currently assessing the size and behaviour of Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos

About 250 BC wildfire members to setup camp in Keremeos
Cathedral Lakes Lodge prepares to reopen as Placer Mountain fire held

Cathedral Lakes Lodge prepares to reopen as Placer Mountain fire held

The Placer Mountain fire burning in the Similkameen is considered held

Cathedral Lakes Lodge prepares to reopen as Placer Mountain fire held
Update: BC Wildfire monitoring flare ups above K-Mountain in Keremeos

Update: BC Wildfire monitoring flare ups above K-Mountain in Keremeos

Fire has reached a bowl area in high elevation on K-Mountain, risk of fire coming downslope is low

Update: BC Wildfire monitoring flare ups above K-Mountain in Keremeos
A picture of a Western Rattlesnake taken by a BC Wildfire crew member working the Snowy Mountain fire, (BC Wildfire)

Snakes rattling up trouble for wildfire crews near Keremeos

Terrain near the Snowy Mountain fire, 14 kilometres southeast of Keremeos, is home to rattlesnakes

A picture of a Western Rattlesnake taken by a BC Wildfire crew member working the Snowy Mountain fire, (BC Wildfire)
UPDATE: Highway 3 near Hedley open

UPDATE: Highway 3 near Hedley open

A transport truck caught fire just east of Hedley causing a grass fire

UPDATE: Highway 3 near Hedley open
Similkameen Valley home of Best Cider of the Year

Similkameen Valley home of Best Cider of the Year

Twisted Hills in Cawston won Best Cider of the Year in WineAlign. Other wineries won awards too.

Similkameen Valley home of Best Cider of the Year
Update: Smokier skies expected near Snowy Mountain fire

Update: Smokier skies expected near Snowy Mountain fire

Planned burn offs are expected near the Smoky Mountain fire Wednesday

Update: Smokier skies expected near Snowy Mountain fire
Update: Crews mop-up Placer Mountain fire, still 90 per cent contained

Update: Crews mop-up Placer Mountain fire, still 90 per cent contained

Crews have made significant progress on this fire and will patrol and mop-up today.

Update: Crews mop-up Placer Mountain fire, still 90 per cent contained
Update: Wind cancels burn-off plans for Snowy Mountain fire

Update: Wind cancels burn-off plans for Snowy Mountain fire

The Snowy Mountain fire did not grow overnight Tuesday and remains 40 per cent contained

Update: Wind cancels burn-off plans for Snowy Mountain fire
Similkameen grassfire put out within ‘a stones throw’ from homes

Similkameen grassfire put out within ‘a stones throw’ from homes

Bud Gottfriedson and his family was woken up when two grass fires were within 100 metres of his home at the side of Highway 3. Highway was closed 10 km east of Keremeos.

Similkameen grassfire put out within ‘a stones throw’ from homes
Grassfire put out within ‘a stones throw’ from some homes

Grassfire put out within ‘a stones throw’ from some homes

Bud Gottfriedson and his family was woken up when two grass fires were within 100 metres of his home

Grassfire put out within ‘a stones throw’ from some homes
A storage building behind the Branding Iron, on the corner of Veterans Avenue and 6th Street, was destroyed by fire in the early hours of Aug. 4. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Early morning blaze pushes Keremeos fire resources to max

A storage building behind a restaurant in downtown Keremeos was destroyed by fire.

A storage building behind the Branding Iron, on the corner of Veterans Avenue and 6th Street, was destroyed by fire in the early hours of Aug. 4. (Submitted)