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The Okanagan Mountain Park fire of 2003. (Capital News file)

Lessons learned from Kelowna’s infamous 2003 Okanagan Mountain Park wildfire

Evacuees, officials of 2003 blaze lay out what lies ahead for those who lost their homes this year

 

The White Rock Lake wildfire has come down to Westside Road near Vernon, as pictured Monday, Aug. 16. (Contributed)

Some Interior Health long-term care homes proactively relocated due to wildfires

Families are being contacted directly and provided details of their loved one’s temporary location

 

A man looks towards the White Rock Lake fire from downtown Kelowna on Aug. 15, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Conditions at Okanagan’s Mount Law, White Rock Lake fires remain volatile

A detailed damage assessment will be done when it is safe to do so, say wildfire officials

 

The Nk’Mip Wildfire (pictured burning near Osoyoos late last month) is now burning an estimated 16,000 hectares. Photo courtesy of the BC Wildfire Service

Evacuation orders fall across West Boundary

Over 100 homes are still under evacuation in Sidley, Mount Baldy and parts of Bridesville and Rock Creek

The Nk’Mip Wildfire (pictured burning near Osoyoos late last month) is now burning an estimated 16,000 hectares. Photo courtesy of the BC Wildfire Service
Volunteer firefighters from Greenwood put out a garbage fire near the city dump Thursday afternoon, Aug. 5. Photo: Submitted

Greenwood fire dept. puts out garbage fire

The fire appears to have been set deliberately, says city Fire Chief

Volunteer firefighters from Greenwood put out a garbage fire near the city dump Thursday afternoon, Aug. 5. Photo: Submitted
The B.C. Wildfire Dashboard showed small wildfires burning near Midway and Grand Forks Thursday morning, Aug. 5. Map: B.C. Wildfire Dashboard

Small wildfire reported near Midway

Listed as ‘out of control,’ the fire is not a threat to people or property, according to the BC Wildfire Service

The B.C. Wildfire Dashboard showed small wildfires burning near Midway and Grand Forks Thursday morning, Aug. 5. Map: B.C. Wildfire Dashboard
Orange diamonds represent two small wildfires west of Grand Forks, with the third representing another wildfire east of Christina Lake. Map: B.C. Wildfire Dashboard

Wildfires reported near Grand Forks after overnight lightning storm

The fires are burning at around 100 square metres as of Wednesday morning, Aug. 4

Orange diamonds represent two small wildfires west of Grand Forks, with the third representing another wildfire east of Christina Lake. Map: B.C. Wildfire Dashboard
The Nk’Mip wildfire is burning at an estimated 6,800 hectares as of Thursday, July 28. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

RDKB rescinds some evacuation orders across West Boundary

The nearby Nk’Mip wildfire continues to burn out of control, BC Wildfire Service says

The Nk’Mip wildfire is burning at an estimated 6,800 hectares as of Thursday, July 28. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
A fireball erupts above a grass fire on Highway 3, between Grand Forks and Christina Lake Wednesday afternoon, July 28. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Firefighters put out grass fire east of Grand Forks

Cause of Wednesday’s fire remains under ivestigation

A fireball erupts above a grass fire on Highway 3, between Grand Forks and Christina Lake Wednesday afternoon, July 28. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A smashed up truck was all that came out of Friday's rumour of a wildfire in the West Boundary. Photo courtesy of Midway Fire and Rescue

Stick to the facts when it comes to wildfires, says Midway Fire Chief

A social media post last week wrongly stated that a wildfire was burning in the West Boundary

A smashed up truck was all that came out of Friday's rumour of a wildfire in the West Boundary. Photo courtesy of Midway Fire and Rescue
A picture of the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire courtesy of BC Wildfire Services

RDKB orders evacuation of Area E homes, as Nk’Mip Creek wildfire rages

A forecasted shift in the winds could send the fire into the RDKB

A picture of the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire courtesy of BC Wildfire Services
Fire danger rating throughout the province is high, including the hot and dry Okanagan-Shuswap region. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

Lack of rain, high temperatures spike wildfire risk in southern part of Interior B.C.

Conditions in the region are volatile and much-needed rain is not present in the weather forecast

Fire danger rating throughout the province is high, including the hot and dry Okanagan-Shuswap region. (B.C. Wildfire Service)
Wildfire burning in Kamloops on July 2, 2021. (Kelsey Abraham/Contributed to Black Press Media)

Lightning, heat ignite wildfire season in B.C.; 119 blazes burning

Lightning sparked several fires in Kamloops Thursday evening

Wildfire burning in Kamloops on July 2, 2021. (Kelsey Abraham/Contributed to Black Press Media)
Lytton Mayor Jan Polderman in Maple Ridge, B.C., on July 1, 2021, as he waits for details on the 9,000-hectare wildfire that destroyed at least 90 per cent of the village the day prior. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

From smoke to devastation: 23 minutes in Lytton

Twenty-three minutes was all it took for smoke spotted by Lytton mayor to become catastrophic fire

Lytton Mayor Jan Polderman in Maple Ridge, B.C., on July 1, 2021, as he waits for details on the 9,000-hectare wildfire that destroyed at least 90 per cent of the village the day prior. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
PHOTO: Trevor Kanigan

UPDATE: More evacuations ordered, RDCK declares state of emergency as wildfire burns in Castlegar

Evacuation alerts for Meadowbrook Drive, Tassone Place, Highland Drive, Castleview Care Centre

PHOTO: Trevor Kanigan
Kasey Johnny, pictured here in Boothroyd on July 1, 2021, has many friends and family in Lytton she said she hadn’t heard from after the devastating fire that destroyed much of the town on June 30, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘I’m leaving all this behind’: Lytton resident recounts escaping home amid wildfire

Fraser Canyon residents share stories of scrambling to get away with no word on family and friends

Kasey Johnny, pictured here in Boothroyd on July 1, 2021, has many friends and family in Lytton she said she hadn’t heard from after the devastating fire that destroyed much of the town on June 30, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
Aerial view of Mckay Creek wildfire taken on June 29, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service handout)

78 wildfires burning in the province. Here’s what we know

Destruction caused by wildfire in Lytton still unknown

Aerial view of Mckay Creek wildfire taken on June 29, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service handout)
Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire/ Twitter)

Wildfire near Kamloops now 750 hectares, evacuation order issued

The blaze sparked Monday afternoon and quickly grew out of control

Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire/ Twitter)
Thick, white smoke from the Sparks Lake blaze could be seen from Kamloops on June 28, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)

Wildfire near Kamloops grows to 180 hectares, evacuation alert issued

BC Wildfire is currently responding to a blaze 15 kilometres north of Kamloops Lake

  • Jun 28, 2021
Thick, white smoke from the Sparks Lake blaze could be seen from Kamloops on June 28, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)
Mountain Ridge Road branches off of Pass Creek Road. Map: BC Wildfire

UPDATE: Wildfire north of Castlegar near homes extinguished

Mountain Ridge Road Fire is near homes

Mountain Ridge Road branches off of Pass Creek Road. Map: BC Wildfire