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The Kelowna Fire Department had to use a rescue harness to lower a stranded hiker down a cliff on July 24. (Diego Müller/Unsplash)

Kelowna fire department uses harness to rescue hiker stranded on cliff

The department’s technical rescue team was called to a cliff near the Kelowna Golf and Country Club.

The Kelowna Fire Department had to use a rescue harness to lower a stranded hiker down a cliff on July 24. (Diego Müller/Unsplash)
UPDATE: Kelowna RCMP rush to scene of injured man in motorhome blaze

UPDATE: Kelowna RCMP rush to scene of injured man in motorhome blaze

Firefighters are on scene in Joe Rich waiting for police

UPDATE: Kelowna RCMP rush to scene of injured man in motorhome blaze
Vernon Fire Rescue Services will be conducting prescribed burns in Vernon’s Foothills region for about five days starting Wednesday, July 22. (City of Vernon photo)

Vernon Fire Rescue Services conducting controlled burning

Foothills area will be site of prescribed burns for about five days, starting Wednesday, July 22

Vernon Fire Rescue Services will be conducting prescribed burns in Vernon’s Foothills region for about five days starting Wednesday, July 22. (City of Vernon photo)
A grass fire at the Osoyoos Golf Club Wednesday was knocked down with the help of nearby residents. (Google Maps)

Residents help extinguish grass fire at Osoyoos Golf Club

The fire on July 15 reached a size of 80 feet by 20 feet before being extinguished

A grass fire at the Osoyoos Golf Club Wednesday was knocked down with the help of nearby residents. (Google Maps)
Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lucas Banton pours water on a barn fire on McCoy Lake Road on July 16, 2020. Crews from four fire departments in the Alberni Valley worked through the night to extinguish the fire, which caught in a hay barn at Tooth Acres, owned by retired dentist Dr. Fritz Zens. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Vancouver Island firefighter dies at scene of barn blaze

The volunteer firefighter suffered a medical emergency after arriving to assist

Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lucas Banton pours water on a barn fire on McCoy Lake Road on July 16, 2020. Crews from four fire departments in the Alberni Valley worked through the night to extinguish the fire, which caught in a hay barn at Tooth Acres, owned by retired dentist Dr. Fritz Zens. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Nobody was injured in a fire deemed suspicious, as a motorhome was found ablaze in Lake Country on Beaver Lake Road Tuesday, July 14, shortly before 8:30 p.m. (Lake Country Fire Department photo)

Lake Country motorhome fire deemed suspicious

Vehicle found fully engulfed Tuesday, July 14, just before 8:30 p.m.

Nobody was injured in a fire deemed suspicious, as a motorhome was found ablaze in Lake Country on Beaver Lake Road Tuesday, July 14, shortly before 8:30 p.m. (Lake Country Fire Department photo)
A quick response by local firefighters Monday prevented a structure fire on a Keremeos property from spreading into the home. (File photo)

Quick response saves Keremeos home from blaze

“If we didn’t get the call when we did, we would have probably had a shop loss, and a house loss.”

A quick response by local firefighters Monday prevented a structure fire on a Keremeos property from spreading into the home. (File photo)
Salmon Arm Law Courts. (File photo)

Man accused in Salmon Arm 7-Eleven fire sentenced for bail breach

Sentencing for arson to take place later this month in BC Supreme Court

Salmon Arm Law Courts. (File photo)
The shell of Salmon Arm’s former 7-Eleven was what remained following a fire on Aug. 24, 2018. (File photo)

Man accused in Salmon Arm 7-Eleven fire sentenced for bail breach

Sentencing for arson to take place later this month in BC Supreme Court

The shell of Salmon Arm’s former 7-Eleven was what remained following a fire on Aug. 24, 2018. (File photo)
A truck caught on fire near Anarchist Mountain Monday, July 6, 2020 causing the road to close in both directions for nearly one hour. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department / Facebook)

Anarchist Mountain Fire Department extinguishes ‘flaming river’ on Highway 3

Blaze caused by truck that caught fire and leaked diesel across the road

A truck caught on fire near Anarchist Mountain Monday, July 6, 2020 causing the road to close in both directions for nearly one hour. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department / Facebook)
A fire on Teresa Road in Lake Country Tuesday morning, July 7, destroyed a house. Six people and six animals lived in the home. Four adults, two dogs and two cats are safe. Two people are away camping and two cats are unaccounted for. (Elena Pearson Instagram photo)

Lake Country home destroyed by fire

Call came in from Teresa Road just after 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 7

A fire on Teresa Road in Lake Country Tuesday morning, July 7, destroyed a house. Six people and six animals lived in the home. Four adults, two dogs and two cats are safe. Two people are away camping and two cats are unaccounted for. (Elena Pearson Instagram photo)
Lake Country home destroyed by fire

Lake Country home destroyed by fire

Call came in from Teresa Road just after 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 7

Lake Country home destroyed by fire
Armstrong arsonist sentenced to 3 years probation

Armstrong arsonist sentenced to 3 years probation

Arsonist must pay $500 to each party affected, no access to drugs, alcohol or fire starters

Armstrong arsonist sentenced to 3 years probation
A quick response by Kelsey Enns of Summerland Power helped to control a house fire at a property on Garnet Valley Road in Summerland on June 24. (Contributed)

Summerland electrical worker responds quickly to house fire

Incident occurred June 24 following lightning strike in Garnet Valley area

A quick response by Kelsey Enns of Summerland Power helped to control a house fire at a property on Garnet Valley Road in Summerland on June 24. (Contributed)
Fire crews knocked down a fire in a motorhome early Tuesday morning in Oliver, resulting in one person being transported to hospital. (File photo)

One in hospital following motor home fire near Oliver

A dog succumbed to its injuries as a result of the fire

Fire crews knocked down a fire in a motorhome early Tuesday morning in Oliver, resulting in one person being transported to hospital. (File photo)
Maple Ridge firefighters have a long track record of rescuing animals in distress. But on Sunday, June 14, 2020, they were called to something out of the ordinary – a report of a puppy trapped inside a couch. (file)

B.C. firefighters rescue puppy from inside couch (yes, inside)

It’s a first, deputy fire chief says

Maple Ridge firefighters have a long track record of rescuing animals in distress. But on Sunday, June 14, 2020, they were called to something out of the ordinary – a report of a puppy trapped inside a couch. (file)
Truck fire on 32nd Street in Vernon, Friday, June 12, 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Truck hits pot hole, catches fire in Vernon

A woman had been driving her truck alongside her goat

Truck fire on 32nd Street in Vernon, Friday, June 12, 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Fire Crews in Penticton fought to extiniguish a blaze from a shed on Fairview Road around 8 a.m. on June 9, 2020. (Mark Brett - Black Press)

Blaze inside garage quickly extinguished by Penticton firefighters

Penticton Fire Department was called to a garage fire this morning

Fire Crews in Penticton fought to extiniguish a blaze from a shed on Fairview Road around 8 a.m. on June 9, 2020. (Mark Brett - Black Press)
Lake Country firefighters work from the roof to extinguish a fire at the old sausage factory off Pelmewash Parkway Monday, June 1, 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Burning sparks $200,000 in damage to old Oyama factory

Fire crews respond in full force to blaze on Pelmewash Parkway

Lake Country firefighters work from the roof to extinguish a fire at the old sausage factory off Pelmewash Parkway Monday, June 1, 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
It’s out with the old homemade solution and in a with a fully equipped new bush truck for the Lumby and District Fire Department. (RDNO photo)

Lumby Fire Department upgrades vehicle fleet

Out is the old bush truck, complete with homemade solutions, and in is a new vehicle

It’s out with the old homemade solution and in a with a fully equipped new bush truck for the Lumby and District Fire Department. (RDNO photo)