bc wildfires

A prescribed burn is being planned southeast of Chase in mid-April. (BC Wildfire Service Photo)

Prescribed burn planned for Neskonlith band land near Chase

Residents should not be alarmed if they see rising smoke between April 12 and 30

 

(BC Wildfire Service file photo)

Wildfire near Merritt grows to 839-hectares

The blaze is located in the area of Quilchena Creek

 

A blaze west of Chase was at 22 hectares according to the BC Wildfire Service on the morning of Friday, April 2. (BC Wildfire Service image)

Update: Wildfire burning west of Chase not expected to grow

BC Wildfire Service reports blaze at 22 hectares

 

The Regional District of North Okanagan completed a wildfire mitigation program in partnership with the Forest Enhancement Society of BC in February 2021. (RDNO photo)

Funds stump wildfire risk near Lumby

Monashee Community Forest gets a share of provincial funds for fuel mitigation

The Regional District of North Okanagan completed a wildfire mitigation program in partnership with the Forest Enhancement Society of BC in February 2021. (RDNO photo)
The BC Wildfire Service is already warning people in the Okanagan outdoors to follow safety protocols if having a campfire due to the current dry conditions in the woods. (Contributed)

Okanagan region wildfire season already heating up

BC Wildfire Service offers safety reminders for people outdoors

The BC Wildfire Service is already warning people in the Okanagan outdoors to follow safety protocols if having a campfire due to the current dry conditions in the woods. (Contributed)
Summerland firefighters spent two and a half hours after an abandoned campfire caused damage near the Summerland Research and Development Centre on March 22. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)

Summerland firefighters battle difficult blaze sparked by abandoned campfire

Tree caught fire and fell into Trout Creek Canyon during firefighting efforts

Summerland firefighters spent two and a half hours after an abandoned campfire caused damage near the Summerland Research and Development Centre on March 22. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)
West Kelowna fire crews snuffed out patches of flame that ignited on the side of Highway 97 near the west side of William R. Bennett Bridge Saturday, March 20, 2021. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

UPDATE: Three grass fires in one day keep Central Okanagan fire crews busy

Two grass fires in West Kelowna, and one in Kelowna on Saturday, March 20

West Kelowna fire crews snuffed out patches of flame that ignited on the side of Highway 97 near the west side of William R. Bennett Bridge Saturday, March 20, 2021. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
BC Wildfire map for March 15.

11-hectare wildfire ‘under control’ near Merritt

BC Wildfire Service says these small blazes are not unusual for this time of year

BC Wildfire map for March 15.
(BC Wildfire Dashboard)

Wildfire sparked west of Penticton thought to be human-caused

The wildfire near Penticton, and another near Kamloops, are B.C.’s first of 2021

(BC Wildfire Dashboard)
Mount Christie fire in Penticton August 2020. (BC Wildfire Service)

Lessons learned from the Christie Mountain fire in Penticton

Report outlines where improvements can be made next time there is a wildfire

Mount Christie fire in Penticton August 2020. (BC Wildfire Service)
The Regional District of North Okanagan has completed a wildfire mitigation program in partnership with the Forest Enhancement Society of BC. (RDNO photo)

North Okanagan district completes wildfire mitigation program

Efforts were made to clear fuels on Blue Nose Mountain to protect water supply from future wildfires

The Regional District of North Okanagan has completed a wildfire mitigation program in partnership with the Forest Enhancement Society of BC. (RDNO photo)
BC Wildifire Services crew is working on a small wildfire north of Lumby on the Butters Forest Service Road that is suspected to be human-caused. (BC Wildfire Services photo)

Small wildfire near Lumby under control

Blaze broke out on Butters Forest Service Road Sunday, Sept. 29

BC Wildifire Services crew is working on a small wildfire north of Lumby on the Butters Forest Service Road that is suspected to be human-caused. (BC Wildfire Services photo)
An aerial view of the Little White Mountain wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Little White Mountain wildfire remains at 15 hectares

The lightning-caused fire is 25 kilometres south of Kelowna and is currently considered ‘out of control’

An aerial view of the Little White Mountain wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Liz Toohey-Wiese’s painting titled Come Back Soon! has been mounted on a billboard on Highway 97 just north of Vernon, towards Falkland. (Contributed)

Forest fires spark billboard art near Vernon

Artist examines the necessity of wildfires, amid the devastation

Liz Toohey-Wiese’s painting titled Come Back Soon! has been mounted on a billboard on Highway 97 just north of Vernon, towards Falkland. (Contributed)
Crews gain control of fire near Vernon

Crews gain control of fire near Vernon

Grass fire being held at 25 hectares

Crews gain control of fire near Vernon
(BC Wildfire Service)

Crews scan for hot spots on Christie Mountain wildfire in Penticton

Smoke continues to be visible as Christie Mountain wildfire crews burn, fall single trees

(BC Wildfire Service)
Embers are seen still glowing and hot from a bonfire that the Okanagan Forest Task Force put out just over this weekend. (Okanagan Forest Task Force)

Okanagan Forest Task Force discovers several abandoned campfires in backcountry

The Okanagan Forest Task Force is reminding people to extinguish campfires

Embers are seen still glowing and hot from a bonfire that the Okanagan Forest Task Force put out just over this weekend. (Okanagan Forest Task Force)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District deployed a pair of Ranchero firefighters to assist the Christie Mountain wildfire on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Christie Mountain wildfire update: No imminent threat to properties

BC Wildfire Service is still working in the area and spot fires and smoke may be visible

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District deployed a pair of Ranchero firefighters to assist the Christie Mountain wildfire on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Mount Christie wildfire in Penticton, B.C., as seen on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Melodie Evanoff/Contributed to Black Press Media)

North Okanagan firefighters answer call to south

B.C. crews band together to assist at Mount Christie wildfire

Mount Christie wildfire in Penticton, B.C., as seen on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Melodie Evanoff/Contributed to Black Press Media)
BC Wildfire Service, Aug. 22.

Christie Mountain wildfire classified as held

There is minimal growth on the blaze 6 km from Okanagan Falls

BC Wildfire Service, Aug. 22.