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Ash coats a car in downtown Penticton. Image: Kristi Patton

Update: Ash falls in Okanagan as Similkameen fire grows

Drivers from Penticton to Vernon are reporting a layer of ash on their vehicles.

Ash coats a car in downtown Penticton. Image: Kristi Patton
Breaking: 865 properties on evacuation alert, Snowy Mountain fire doubles in size

Breaking: 865 properties on evacuation alert, Snowy Mountain fire doubles in size

As of Wednesday morning the Snowy Mountain fire has grown to 6,155 hectares in size.

Breaking: 865 properties on evacuation alert, Snowy Mountain fire doubles in size
UPDATE: Placer Mountain fire in Similkameen Valley grows to 2,336 hectares

UPDATE: Placer Mountain fire in Similkameen Valley grows to 2,336 hectares

BC Wildfire Service continues to work to get blaze under control

UPDATE: Placer Mountain fire in Similkameen Valley grows to 2,336 hectares
Kamloops RCMP blitz nabs a dozen impaired drivers

Kamloops RCMP blitz nabs a dozen impaired drivers

A total of 19 different drivers were pulled over that RCMP allege were impaired

Kamloops RCMP blitz nabs a dozen impaired drivers
Lytton sets new record at 41.4 C, heat warnings in effect across B.C.

Lytton sets new record at 41.4 C, heat warnings in effect across B.C.

Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for much for the province today.

Lytton sets new record at 41.4 C, heat warnings in effect across B.C.
Youths playing with lighter start Kelowna wildfire by accident

Youths playing with lighter start Kelowna wildfire by accident

BC Wildfire and the Kelowna fire department are on scene of a blaze near Yates Road

Youths playing with lighter start Kelowna wildfire by accident
Bringing their hits from the 1990s to Kelowna on their Back To The ’90s Tour will be Vanilla Ice, Rob Base, Young MC and Freedom Williams with the C&C Music Factory. Photo: Contributed

‘Scheduling conflict’ cancels Back To The 90’s concert in Kelowna

Prospera Place concert was set to feature Vanilla Ice, Rob Base, Young MC, C&C Music Factory

Bringing their hits from the 1990s to Kelowna on their Back To The ’90s Tour will be Vanilla Ice, Rob Base, Young MC and Freedom Williams with the C&C Music Factory. Photo: Contributed
Okanagan wildfire round-up: 320 firefighters battle scorching heat and flames

Okanagan wildfire round-up: 320 firefighters battle scorching heat and flames

A look at the major wildfires impacting the Okanagan, Similkameen and region.

Okanagan wildfire round-up: 320 firefighters battle scorching heat and flames
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Update: Eneas wildfire being held, evacuation alerts rescinded

The Mount Eneas wildfire burning near Peachland continues to burn away from houses

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Mount Conkle wildfire near Summerland being held

Mount Conkle wildfire near Summerland being held

This fire, like others in the region, was sparked by lightning last week.

Mount Conkle wildfire near Summerland being held
Update: Okanagan Mountain Park fire still out of control

Update: Okanagan Mountain Park fire still out of control

Crews will continue to strengthen the east flank

Update: Okanagan Mountain Park fire still out of control
Kelowna florist aims to make someone smile with mugs full of flowers

Kelowna florist aims to make someone smile with mugs full of flowers

Burnett’s florist teamed up with Teleflora, Valley Flowers and United Floral for “Make Someone smile week”.

Kelowna florist aims to make someone smile with mugs full of flowers
Alberta firefighters brought in to assist B.C. fire fight

Alberta firefighters brought in to assist B.C. fire fight

The BC Wildfire Service has enlisted the help of more than a dozen Alberta firefighters.

Alberta firefighters brought in to assist B.C. fire fight
Okanagan Mountain Park fire still out of control

Okanagan Mountain Park fire still out of control

Crews will continue to strengthen the east flank

Okanagan Mountain Park fire still out of control
BC Wildfire Service                                A fire is currently burning near Highway 1 north of Spences Bridge.

Update: Spences Bridge wildfire now under control

Evacuation Alerts in the area have been rescinded to All Clear.

BC Wildfire Service                                A fire is currently burning near Highway 1 north of Spences Bridge.
BC Wildfire Service firefighters battle the Mount Eneas wildfire. Image: BC Wildfire Service

Okanagan wildfire round-up: Emergency operation centre deactivated

A look at the major wildfires impacting the Okanagan, Similkameen and region.

BC Wildfire Service firefighters battle the Mount Eneas wildfire. Image: BC Wildfire Service
Update: Gains made on Law Creek fire above West Kelowna

Update: Gains made on Law Creek fire above West Kelowna

Crews feel this fire is being held.

Update: Gains made on Law Creek fire above West Kelowna
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Eneas remains out of control, evacuation alerts rescinded

The Mount Eneas wildfire burning near Peachland continues to grow away from houses

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Update: Evacuation alerts rescinded for residents near Peachland wildfire

The Mount Eneas wildfire burning near Peachland grew four hectares Tuesday

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Mount Conkle wildfire near Summerland being held

Mount Conkle wildfire near Summerland being held

This fire, like others in the region, was sparked by lightning last week.

Mount Conkle wildfire near Summerland being held