Fire evacuation

Killiney Beach remains closed but several Westside Road parks have reopened. (Sean Miller photo)

All Central Okanagan residents return home, parks reopened following White Rock Lake fire

Westside Road open to locals only, Killiney Park remains closed

 

A controlled burn took place on the White Rock Lake wildfire Monday, Aug. 30, and it is now considered as being held. (Mike Dennison photo)

Additional evacuation alerts lifted on White Rock Lake fire on Westside

There are still 18 properties on evacuation order and 2,259 on alert

 

Smoke is visible from Desert Cove (Aug. 24) from a small-scale planned ignition by BC Wildfire Services wildland firefighters battling the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Terry Lawson - Facebook)

Okanagan Indian Band expands evacuation order for White Rock Lake fire

Head of the Lake, Willow Shore, Westside, Celestine, Antoine residents ordered out Aug. 24

 

Shannondee Rigby’s West Kelowna home was razed by the Mount Law wildfire on Aug. 15. (Contributed)

Fundraiser launched for West Kelowna teacher who lost home in Mount Law wildfire

Shannondee Rigby has taught at George Pringle and Glenrosa Elementary

Shannondee Rigby’s West Kelowna home was razed by the Mount Law wildfire on Aug. 15. (Contributed)
The White Rock Lake wildfire has come down to Westside Road near Vernon, as pictured Monday, Aug. 16. (Contributed)

No vacancy in Vernon for more wildfire evacuees

With thousands already ordered out of their homes, Armstrong could be routed to Revelstoke or elsewhere

The White Rock Lake wildfire has come down to Westside Road near Vernon, as pictured Monday, Aug. 16. (Contributed)
Evacuees of Logan Lake began checking in at the emergency operations centre in Chilliwack on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress)

Penticton emergency support services in need of volunteers

10 volunteers are needed to help those evacuating from wildfires

Evacuees of Logan Lake began checking in at the emergency operations centre in Chilliwack on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress)
Motorists are urged to stay off Highway 97 and 97A in the North Okanagan in order to keep evacution routes clear for those being ordered out from Spallumcheen. (Rhonda Trautman photo)

Motorists urged to keep North Okanagan highways clear for fire evacuees

Evacuation orders in Spallumcheen drive need to stay off Highway 97 and 97A

Motorists are urged to stay off Highway 97 and 97A in the North Okanagan in order to keep evacution routes clear for those being ordered out from Spallumcheen. (Rhonda Trautman photo)
The Garrison Lake Fire, 32 km from Princeton, as seen from the Princeton airport Thursday, Aug. 5, at 10 p.m. Photo submitted.

Community of Eastgate ordered to evacuate due to Garrison Lake wildfire

The Regional District issued the alert Saturday evening

The Garrison Lake Fire, 32 km from Princeton, as seen from the Princeton airport Thursday, Aug. 5, at 10 p.m. Photo submitted.
Vernon is hosting a number evacuees as well as a number of firefighters who are in the area fighting the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Vernon assists more than 1,600 White Rock Lake wildfire evacuees

More than 200 volunteers have stepped up to lend a hand to those displaced

Vernon is hosting a number evacuees as well as a number of firefighters who are in the area fighting the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
A paddleboarder braves the waves and smoke on Okanagan Lake Wednesday, Aug. 11. (Darren Wolf photo)

North Okanagan residents urged to watch for changing fire evaucation alerts and orders

Increased wildfire activity expected over hot, windy weekend

A paddleboarder braves the waves and smoke on Okanagan Lake Wednesday, Aug. 11. (Darren Wolf photo)
A photo of the White Rock Lake fire at Westside Road. (Photo: Darren Wolf Facebook)

Evacuation orders re-issued for Westside residents due to White Rock wildfire

Central Okanagan Emergency Operations gives residents until 2 p.m. Aug. 12 to get out

A photo of the White Rock Lake fire at Westside Road. (Photo: Darren Wolf Facebook)
ALERT Canada’s website header. (ALERT Canada/alertcanada.org)

Interior B.C. emergency animal shelter overcrowded, asking for help amid wildfires

ALERT Canada has been over encumbered with animals during wildfires in the southern Interior

  • Aug 9, 2021
ALERT Canada’s website header. (ALERT Canada/alertcanada.org)
Gena Barzan delivers cat food and supplies for a wildfire evacuee from Westwold Wednesday, July 21. (Animal Auxiliary photo)

Vernon group gives wildfire evacuated animals a leg up

Donations collected for North and South Okanagan evacuated pets

Gena Barzan delivers cat food and supplies for a wildfire evacuee from Westwold Wednesday, July 21. (Animal Auxiliary photo)
Crews battle the White Rock Lake fire, which has some Westwold residents under evacuation order and even more on alert. (Brent Robertson photo)

Vernon ranch helping wildfire evacuees and animals

O’Keefe Ranch has room for people and pets

Crews battle the White Rock Lake fire, which has some Westwold residents under evacuation order and even more on alert. (Brent Robertson photo)
The 2,300 hectare Winnifred Creek fire east of Cherryville, which has residents on evacuation alert, can be seen from Highway 6, which is closed to the public, along with the Needles Ferry. (Shelly Davies photo)

Wildfire evacuates 356 in Edgewood, Whatshan, Needles

Residents on order to leave immediately July 21

The 2,300 hectare Winnifred Creek fire east of Cherryville, which has residents on evacuation alert, can be seen from Highway 6, which is closed to the public, along with the Needles Ferry. (Shelly Davies photo)
The Bunting Road fire burning near a number of cabins on Mabel Lake, where residents remain on evacuation order. (Randy Smith photo)

3,000-hectare wildfire closes Mabel Lake service road

Rural Lumby home and cabin owners evacuated Tuesday, July 20

The Bunting Road fire burning near a number of cabins on Mabel Lake, where residents remain on evacuation order. (Randy Smith photo)
The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

UPDATE: Evacuation orders issued for Nk’Mip Creek wildfire

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has declared a local state of emergency

The Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured on July 20. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
A plane drops retardant on the Becker Lake fire in Vernon, above Pottery Road, Saturday, July 10. (Tyler Martin/Instagram tylermartinphoto)

Evacuation alert lifted for Vernon area residents

Firefighting crews have a handle on Becker Lake fire sparked Saturday

A plane drops retardant on the Becker Lake fire in Vernon, above Pottery Road, Saturday, July 10. (Tyler Martin/Instagram tylermartinphoto)
Max Lake Road attracts illegal dumping, torched vehicles and other dangerous activity. (Bruce Turnbull/Contributed)

Proactive pair protects Penticton neighbourhood from devastating fire potential

‘It’s not a matter of if, but when,’ wildfire hits Husula, near road with slew of illegal activity

Max Lake Road attracts illegal dumping, torched vehicles and other dangerous activity. (Bruce Turnbull/Contributed)
A wildfire burning near Oyama Lake has some residents on evacuation alert Tuesday, July 6. (Rita Love photo)

UPDATE: Second lightning wildfire sparked near Oyama

Out-of-control blaze in Oyama Lake area leaves residents uneasy

A wildfire burning near Oyama Lake has some residents on evacuation alert Tuesday, July 6. (Rita Love photo)