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Tree is taken down at Mushroom Beach. (Cole Schisler/ Black Press Media)

Half-naked woman ignites willow tree while trying to keep warm at Kelowna beach

A large willow tree is being removed from Mushroom Beach after it was set on fire

 

This photo shows some of the damage incurred to a building after a gas explosion ripped through Building 25 at 19 Wing Comox on Thursday, Nov. 18. Photo by Erin Haluschak

UPDATE: Numerous injuries after explosion on B.C. air force base

Responders on scene after gas leak at CFB 19 Wing Comox on Vancouver Island Thursday morning

 

Fire still burns at the West Fraser Log Yard in the morning of Nov. 10. The fire was first spotted at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

VIDEO: Thousands of logs reduced to burning debris after log yard fire at Quesnel mill

The fire on Quesnel-Hixon Road is fully surrounded by sprinklers this morning

 

Firefighters responded to a structure fire in Vernon’s downtown core late Friday night, Nov. 5, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)

Firefighters douse late-night structure fire in downtown Vernon

Crews were able to contain the blaze to a small part of the commercial building

Firefighters responded to a structure fire in Vernon’s downtown core late Friday night, Nov. 5, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)
A back porch entryway caught fire around 1 a.m. on Becks Road in Keremeos, but it was extinguished before it could spread to the rest of the house. (Submitted)

No injuries after early morning back porch fire in Keremeos

15 firefighters were on scene for a few hours to extinguish the blaze

A back porch entryway caught fire around 1 a.m. on Becks Road in Keremeos, but it was extinguished before it could spread to the rest of the house. (Submitted)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services firefighters work on a blaze at the North Valley Gymnastics Society’s gym on 31st Street Sunday morning, Oct. 31. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Vernon gymnastics club hopes to rebuild after fire

President says community is already stepping up after Halloween blaze

Vernon Fire Rescue Services firefighters work on a blaze at the North Valley Gymnastics Society’s gym on 31st Street Sunday morning, Oct. 31. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
A fire destroyed the North Valley Gymnastics Club Sunday morning. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon gymnastics club flares up again

Five-year-old member cried all the way to Armstrong after seeing her ‘favourite place’ destroyed

A fire destroyed the North Valley Gymnastics Club Sunday morning. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Fire on Fuller Avenue. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

UPDATE: Four displaced by downtown Kelowna house fire

The flames had spread to a nearby home

Fire on Fuller Avenue. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services firefighters work on a blaze at the North Valley Gymnastics Society’s gym on 31st Street Sunday morning, Oct. 31. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Okanagan gymnastics facility lost to fire

Vernon’s North Valley Gymnastics Society’s club facility significantly damaged in Halloween morning blaze

Vernon Fire Rescue Services firefighters work on a blaze at the North Valley Gymnastics Society’s gym on 31st Street Sunday morning, Oct. 31. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Minor garage fire doused by Kelowna residents

The Kelowna Fire Department said only one resident sustained injuries

Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
Ships continue to work to control a fire on board the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, October 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Fires in cargo ship off B.C. coast may take days to put out: coast guard

About 40 containers that fell off ship have been tracked to the northern tip of Vancouver Island

Ships continue to work to control a fire on board the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, October 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Ships work to control a fire aboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The container ship caught fire Friday and 16 crew members were evacuated and brought to Ogden Point Pier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Coast guard says crews hope to board burned ship off Victoria, later Monday

Container ship continues to smoulder as storm hampers efforts to extinguish it

Ships work to control a fire aboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The container ship caught fire Friday and 16 crew members were evacuated and brought to Ogden Point Pier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The Ranchero Deep Creek Fire Department has received numerous calls relating to burn piles ignited in the area. (Ranchero Deep Creek Fire Department, Facebook photo)

Burn piles south of Salmon Arm prompting calls to fire department

Deep Creek Ranchero Fire Department says burns conducted under ministry supervision

The Ranchero Deep Creek Fire Department has received numerous calls relating to burn piles ignited in the area. (Ranchero Deep Creek Fire Department, Facebook photo)
The fire on the container ship Zim Kingston anchored near Victoria has been stabilized as of Oct. 24. Five crew members remain onboard. (Courtesy Canadian Coast Guard)

UPDATE: Container ship still smouldering as storm hampers firefighting efforts

Crews have been dousing a chemical fire onboard MV Zim Kingston off Victoria since Saturday

The fire on the container ship Zim Kingston anchored near Victoria has been stabilized as of Oct. 24. Five crew members remain onboard. (Courtesy Canadian Coast Guard)
Penticton Fire Department.

Vehicle fire damages power pole in West Bench

The fire was dealt with before it could disrupt power in the area

Penticton Fire Department.
Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Morning kitchen fire doused by Kelowna crews

The electrical fire will be under investigation

Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
Fire crews from Keremeos were on scene at Highway 3 for around two hours yesterday. (File)

Drilling started Highway 3 fire west of Osoyoos

The fire closed one lane of Highway 3 for several hours

Fire crews from Keremeos were on scene at Highway 3 for around two hours yesterday. (File)
Lumby firefighters extinguish a car fire near the skatepark, after it was allegedly stolen early Wednesday, Sept. 29. (Derrick Hiebert photo)

Allegedly stolen car fire sparked in Lumby

Vechicle completely destroyed just a couple blocks from home

Lumby firefighters extinguish a car fire near the skatepark, after it was allegedly stolen early Wednesday, Sept. 29. (Derrick Hiebert photo)
Penticton Fire Department.

Suspicious fires spark near Skaha Middle School

Multiple fires were reported around midnight on Sept. 26

Penticton Fire Department.
Bryson and Sarah lost their home in a fire on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Contributed/GoFundMe)

Fire destroys young Kelowna couple’s home, friends rally to help rebuild

Bryson, Sarah and their two dogs made it out safely but their home is uninhabitable

Bryson and Sarah lost their home in a fire on Sunday, Sept. 26. (Contributed/GoFundMe)