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UPDATE: Out-of-control fire burning above Peachland

The blaze sparked on Sunday and is believed to be lightning caused

 

Fire near Highway 97 C close to Merritt. (Facebook)

Wildfire burning near Highway 97C

The fire is an estimated nine hectares in size

 

Fire crews are battling a blaze north of Vernon at Mardan Enterprises on Highway 97 past Grandview Flats Road in Spallumcheen. (Clayton Carrier photo)

Days after devastating blaze, Spallumcheen lumber yard restarts production

Mardan Lumber Sales is working at limited capacity to fill the orders burned in the June 3 blaze

 

Wildfire near Keremeos (BC Wildfire Service)

Update: Wildfire west of Keremeos considered under control

This is the second wildfire in the region in a week

Wildfire near Keremeos (BC Wildfire Service)
(BC Wildfire/Twitter)

Wildfire sparks near Highway 3 in Keremeos

BC Wildfire firefighters are currently battling the blaze

(BC Wildfire/Twitter)
A thunderstorm pictured in Fraser Valley in 2021. (Black Press Media/Jaimie Grafstrom)

Wildfire concerns sparked after 320+ lightning strikes blasted B.C. yesterday

Approximately one-quarter of the province is currently listed as being at moderate risk of fire

A thunderstorm pictured in Fraser Valley in 2021. (Black Press Media/Jaimie Grafstrom)
A wildfire southeast of Vernon has been added to the BC Wildfire dashboard Friday, May 14, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service)

Wildfire sparks southeast of Vernon

The fire appears to be in a remote area east of Aberdeen Lake

A wildfire southeast of Vernon has been added to the BC Wildfire dashboard Friday, May 14, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service)
The Shuswap Fire Department was called to a bush fire in the 3000 block of Lindberg Road in Sorrento about 1:25 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. It was contained, with mutal aid from the White Lake and the Tappen Sunnybrae fire departments, at 0.4 hectares and no structures were involved. (Sean Coubrough/Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)

Out-of-control open burn in Shuswap prompts warning for public

Fire service coordinator warns of dry conditions, urges people to follow burn rules

The Shuswap Fire Department was called to a bush fire in the 3000 block of Lindberg Road in Sorrento about 1:25 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. It was contained, with mutal aid from the White Lake and the Tappen Sunnybrae fire departments, at 0.4 hectares and no structures were involved. (Sean Coubrough/Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)
A small wildfire near Apex Mountain was added to B.C. WIldfire’s dashboard April 8, 2021. (B.C. Wildfire)

Small wildfire near Apex Mountain under control

2021 has seen an early start to the wildfire season

A small wildfire near Apex Mountain was added to B.C. WIldfire’s dashboard April 8, 2021. (B.C. Wildfire)
A wildfire at the north end of Okanagan Lake sent smoke over the Vernon area Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Karin Marshall photo)

UPDATE: Okanagan Lake wildfire peaked at 100 hectares, no new growth

BC Wildfire Service updated its size estimate for the blaze Friday afternoon

A wildfire at the north end of Okanagan Lake sent smoke over the Vernon area Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Karin Marshall photo)
Grass fire off Pier Mac Way. (Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News)

Abandoned camp fire cause of blaze off Highway 97 in Kelowna

Multiple fire departments are responding to the call

Grass fire off Pier Mac Way. (Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News)
An air tanker drops fire retardant on the Christie Mountain wildfire along Skaha Lake in Penticton, B.C. Thursday, August 20, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward - The Canadian Press file)

North Okanagan firefighters thanked for help in Christie Mountain wildfire

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen send thank-you note to Vernon firefighters

An air tanker drops fire retardant on the Christie Mountain wildfire along Skaha Lake in Penticton, B.C. Thursday, August 20, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward - The Canadian Press file)
16 BC Wildfire Service firefighters who tested positive for COVID-19 after being deployed to California are staying in Richmond, B.C. at a quarantine facility. (BC Wildfire Service file photo)
16 BC Wildfire Service firefighters who tested positive for COVID-19 after being deployed to California are staying in Richmond, B.C. at a quarantine facility. (BC Wildfire Service file photo)
BC Wildfire has removed the Christie Mountain fire from its list of ‘fires of note’ due to minimal fire activity. (BC Wildfire/Twitter)

Christie Mountain wildfire deemed under control

The wildfire is no longer considered a fire of note

BC Wildfire has removed the Christie Mountain fire from its list of ‘fires of note’ due to minimal fire activity. (BC Wildfire/Twitter)
BC Wildfire Service reports a fire east of Highway 1 between Salmon Arm and Canoe. (BC Wildfire image)

Wildfire burning between Salmon Arm and Canoe east of Highway 1

B.C. Wildfire Service says fire person-caused

BC Wildfire Service reports a fire east of Highway 1 between Salmon Arm and Canoe. (BC Wildfire image)
The Green Mountain Rd. wildfire is now deemed by BC Wildfire to be under control. Above, a local resident watches helicopters fight the wildfire on Friday. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Green Mountain Rd. wildfire deemed ‘under control’

Four days after it was discovered, the fire remains under investigation, but suspected person caused

The Green Mountain Rd. wildfire is now deemed by BC Wildfire to be under control. Above, a local resident watches helicopters fight the wildfire on Friday. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
(BC Wildfire photo)

More crews assigned to wildfire near Apex Mountain

The Penticton-area fire up Green Mountain Road is now 1.5 hectares in size

(BC Wildfire photo)
BC Wildfire Service is tackling a small wildfire up Green Mountain Road near the Apex Mountain turnoff which was discovered the afternoon of Sept. 4. It is approximately 0.2 ha in size, and is about 2 km from nearby residences. (Phil McLachlan – Western News)

GALLERY: BC Wildfire crews battling fire near Apex Mountain

At 5:30 p.m. the fire was 0.2 hectares in size, and had three helicopters, plus eight crew on scene

BC Wildfire Service is tackling a small wildfire up Green Mountain Road near the Apex Mountain turnoff which was discovered the afternoon of Sept. 4. It is approximately 0.2 ha in size, and is about 2 km from nearby residences. (Phil McLachlan – Western News)
The Christie Mountain wildfire has been determined by BC Wildfire Service to be caused by lightning. (BC Wildfire)

Christie Mountain wildfire suspected lightning caused: BC Wildfire

BC Wildfire Service announced their findings into the wildfire on Aug. 31

The Christie Mountain wildfire has been determined by BC Wildfire Service to be caused by lightning. (BC Wildfire)
A helicopter flies near the Christie Mountain wildfire near Penticton. (BC Wildfire Service)

Evacuation alert for 319 properties in Heritage Hills rescinded

Residents are asked to refer to their fire re-entry kit for information on roads, water, more

A helicopter flies near the Christie Mountain wildfire near Penticton. (BC Wildfire Service)