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Noah Rubuliak rides in last weekend's 'Fire in the Mountains' bike race in West Kelowna. (Joe Roberts/ Jump into frame photography)

Cool kind of ‘Fire in the Mountains’ at West Kelowna bike event

West Kelowna firefighters organized the charity event

 

An old burn pile was reignited near the Westwold landfill and discovered May 1, 2022. (Patrick Green photo)

Woman charged in connection with multiple wildfires east of Kamloops

Joint investigation between RCMP and BC Wildfire Service leads to four counts of arson

 

Thick smoke fills the air and nearly blocks out the sun as a property destroyed by the White Rock Lake wildfire is seen in Monte Lake, east of Kamloops, B.C., on Saturday, August 14, 2021. (Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

White Rock Lake wildfire area residents warned of floods and more blazes

North Westside at higher risk because of severe damage caused by the 2021 fire

 

The White Rock Lake wildfire in North Okanagan is shown burning during the 2021 B.C. wildfire season. (Terry Lawson/Facebook)

B.C. wildfires may be linked to 10% higher chance of brain tumours

New study finds higher incidence of lung cancer and brain tumours due to wildfire exposures

The White Rock Lake wildfire in North Okanagan is shown burning during the 2021 B.C. wildfire season. (Terry Lawson/Facebook)
(BC Wildfire Service)

Wildfire reaches 20 hectares near Merritt

Fire appears to be human-caused

(BC Wildfire Service)
North Shuswap firefighters respond to a blaze near St. Ives on Thursday, April 28, 2022. (Sean Coubrough/Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)

Pair of small wildfires ignite in Kamloops Fire Centre

No new growth Saturday for North Shuswap wildfire that sparked on Friday

North Shuswap firefighters respond to a blaze near St. Ives on Thursday, April 28, 2022. (Sean Coubrough/Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)
(Regional District of Central Okanagan/Submitted)

District of Central Okanagan receives grant for fire mitigation

$250,000 granted for FireSmart programs

(Regional District of Central Okanagan/Submitted)
Brush pile burning for the Parkway Bend prescribed burn, in Mt. Revelstoke National Park, Sept. 10, 2020. (Submitted/Parks Canada)

Second Vernon seed orchard burn planned

Smoke may be visible to Highway 97 motorists

Brush pile burning for the Parkway Bend prescribed burn, in Mt. Revelstoke National Park, Sept. 10, 2020. (Submitted/Parks Canada)
Small patches were burning on the fire-line as darkness fell on the hills south of Rock Creek Saturday, Oct. 16. Photo: Submitted

Weekend wildfire torches hillside near Rock Creek

No one hurt after area residents halted the flames Saturday afternoon

Small patches were burning on the fire-line as darkness fell on the hills south of Rock Creek Saturday, Oct. 16. Photo: Submitted
The log yard located at the Nakusp hot springs caught fire around 9:20 p.m. July 8, it is believed a lightning strike is the cause of the blaze. (Submitted-Skye Cunningham)

Nakusp Fire Department looks back on 2021 wildfire season

Fire Chief Terry Warren recounts incidents dealt with by Nakusp Fire Department over the summer

The log yard located at the Nakusp hot springs caught fire around 9:20 p.m. July 8, it is believed a lightning strike is the cause of the blaze. (Submitted-Skye Cunningham)
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 Okanagan Mountain Park fire of 2003. (Capital News file)
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

The White Rock Lake wildfire has come down to Westside Road near Vernon, as pictured Monday, Aug. 16. (Contributed)
A man looks towards the White Rock Lake fire from downtown Kelowna on Aug. 15, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Conditions at 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

A man looks towards the White Rock Lake fire from downtown Kelowna on Aug. 15, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The new fire is approximately 0.01 ha in size and was spotted by BC Wildfire Service on Sunday, Aug. 15. (Screen shot)

New fire spotted at Cherryille outside of Vernon

The fire is approximately 0.01 ha in size

The new fire is approximately 0.01 ha in size and was spotted by BC Wildfire Service on Sunday, Aug. 15. (Screen shot)
Lake Country resident Chris Hill took this photo from Okanagan Centre Road Sunday, Aug. 15, of the White Rock Lake Fire heading toward La Casa Resort. (Chris Hill photo)

City of Armstrong placed on evacuation alert

The city is placed on alert as a precautionary fire due to the White Rock Lake wildfire

Lake Country resident Chris Hill took this photo from Okanagan Centre Road Sunday, Aug. 15, of the White Rock Lake Fire heading toward La Casa Resort. (Chris Hill photo)
Lake Country resident Chris Hill took this photo from Okanagan Centre Road Sunday, Aug. 15, of the White Rock Lake Fire heading toward La Casa Resort. (Chris Hill photo)

City of Armstrong placed on evacuation alert

The city is placed on alert as a precautionary fire due to the White Rock Lake wildfire

Lake Country resident Chris Hill took this photo from Okanagan Centre Road Sunday, Aug. 15, of the White Rock Lake Fire heading toward La Casa Resort. (Chris Hill photo)
The White Rock Lake fire as seen from Carr's Landing in Lake Country Aug. 11, 7 p.m. (Sheryl Sanjenko photo)

Evacuation order extended to Irish Creek Road in Armstrong

Residents in the area should leave their homes immediately and bring their pets and important items

The White Rock Lake fire as seen from Carr's Landing in Lake Country Aug. 11, 7 p.m. (Sheryl Sanjenko photo)
Evacuees who are under the care of their health authority due to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis should be contacted by their health authority, said the Okanagan Indian Band in a Facebook post. (Brenda Giesbrecht photo)

Evacuees who are COVID-19 positive should contact health authority, says OKIB

The health authority will secure lodging and food services

Evacuees who are under the care of their health authority due to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis should be contacted by their health authority, said the Okanagan Indian Band in a Facebook post. (Brenda Giesbrecht photo)
The fire on Dilworth spotted from Glenmore. (Karen Hill/Kelowna Capital News)
The fire on Dilworth spotted from Glenmore. (Karen Hill/Kelowna Capital News)
An aerial photo from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: White Rock Lake fire now estimated at 12,500 ha

High temperatures and increased winds have resulted in increased fire activity

An aerial photo from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)