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BC Wildfire crews don’t mind a homemade brownie every once in awhile

BC Wildfire crews don’t mind a homemade brownie every once in awhile

When donating to BC Wildfire crews remember moderation is key - they don’t want to waste.

BC Wildfire crews don’t mind a homemade brownie every once in awhile
Storm not an impact on Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos

Storm not an impact on Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos

Thunderstorm that came through the Similkameen Saturday morning has had no impact on Snowy Mtn. fire

Storm not an impact on Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos
BC wildfire actioning small fire southwest of Hedley

BC wildfire actioning small fire southwest of Hedley

A spot fire started earlier this evening Aug. 10 about 10 kilometres southwest of Hedley

BC wildfire actioning small fire southwest of Hedley
About 250 BC wildfire members to setup camp in Keremeos

About 250 BC wildfire members to setup camp in Keremeos

Crews are currently assessing the size and behaviour of Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos

About 250 BC wildfire members to setup camp in Keremeos
Cathedral Lakes Lodge prepares to reopen as Placer Mountain fire held

Cathedral Lakes Lodge prepares to reopen as Placer Mountain fire held

The Placer Mountain fire burning in the Similkameen is considered held

Cathedral Lakes Lodge prepares to reopen as Placer Mountain fire held
Update: BC Wildfire monitoring flare ups above K-Mountain in Keremeos

Update: BC Wildfire monitoring flare ups above K-Mountain in Keremeos

Fire has reached a bowl area in high elevation on K-Mountain, risk of fire coming downslope is low

Update: BC Wildfire monitoring flare ups above K-Mountain in Keremeos
A picture of a Western Rattlesnake taken by a BC Wildfire crew member working the Snowy Mountain fire, (BC Wildfire)

Snakes rattling up trouble for wildfire crews near Keremeos

Terrain near the Snowy Mountain fire, 14 kilometres southeast of Keremeos, is home to rattlesnakes

A picture of a Western Rattlesnake taken by a BC Wildfire crew member working the Snowy Mountain fire, (BC Wildfire)
A transport fire has caused a grass fire just east of Hedley. (Trisha Coyne)

UPDATE: Highway 3 still closed near Hedley

A transport truck caught fire just east of Hedley causing a grass fire

A transport fire has caused a grass fire just east of Hedley. (Trisha Coyne)
Similkameen Valley home of Best Cider of the Year

Similkameen Valley home of Best Cider of the Year

Twisted Hills in Cawston won Best Cider of the Year in WineAlign. Other wineries won awards too.

Similkameen Valley home of Best Cider of the Year
Update: Smokier skies expected near Snowy Mountain fire

Update: Smokier skies expected near Snowy Mountain fire

Planned burn offs are expected near the Smoky Mountain fire Wednesday

Update: Smokier skies expected near Snowy Mountain fire
Update: Crews mop-up Placer Mountain fire, still 90 per cent contained

Update: Crews mop-up Placer Mountain fire, still 90 per cent contained

Crews have made significant progress on this fire and will patrol and mop-up today.

Update: Crews mop-up Placer Mountain fire, still 90 per cent contained
Update: Wind cancels burn-off plans for Snowy Mountain fire

Update: Wind cancels burn-off plans for Snowy Mountain fire

The Snowy Mountain fire did not grow overnight Tuesday and remains 40 per cent contained

Update: Wind cancels burn-off plans for Snowy Mountain fire
Similkameen grassfire put out within ‘a stones throw’ from homes

Similkameen grassfire put out within ‘a stones throw’ from homes

Bud Gottfriedson and his family was woken up when two grass fires were within 100 metres of his home at the side of Highway 3. Highway was closed 10 km east of Keremeos.

Similkameen grassfire put out within ‘a stones throw’ from homes
A storage building behind the Branding Iron, on the corner of Veterans Avenue and 6th Street, was destroyed by fire in the early hours of Aug. 4. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Early morning blaze pushes Keremeos fire resources to max

A storage building behind a restaurant in downtown Keremeos was destroyed by fire.

A storage building behind the Branding Iron, on the corner of Veterans Avenue and 6th Street, was destroyed by fire in the early hours of Aug. 4. (Submitted)
Two new wildfires popped up during the early morning of Aug. 4 on the Lower Similkameen Indian Band. These fires were not related to the Snowy Mountain fire. (submitted)

Update: Structures still at risk from Snowy Mountain fire

While the Snowy Mountain wildfire continues to rage, crews are actioning two new fires

Two new wildfires popped up during the early morning of Aug. 4 on the Lower Similkameen Indian Band. These fires were not related to the Snowy Mountain fire. (submitted)
Placer Mountain fire in the Similkameen 50 per cent contained

Placer Mountain fire in the Similkameen 50 per cent contained

BC Wildfire has continues to work the Placer Mountain wildfire

Placer Mountain fire in the Similkameen 50 per cent contained
Update: Snowy Mountain fire now 10,911 hectares in size

Update: Snowy Mountain fire now 10,911 hectares in size

BC Wildfire Crews and Keremeos Volunteer firefighters working hard to control fire

Update: Snowy Mountain fire now 10,911 hectares in size
Breaking: Snowy Mountain wildfire jumps Similkameen River

Breaking: Snowy Mountain wildfire jumps Similkameen River

The Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos continues to rage out of control

Breaking: Snowy Mountain wildfire jumps Similkameen River
A photo taken around 5 a.m. Thurs., Aug. 2 of the Snowy Mountain Fire from a home on Newton Road in Cawston. (Patti Hillman photo)

Update: Five homes evacuated due to increased activity at Snowy Mountain wildfire

The Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos continues to rage out of control

A photo taken around 5 a.m. Thurs., Aug. 2 of the Snowy Mountain Fire from a home on Newton Road in Cawston. (Patti Hillman photo)
Burnt branches like this one a Keremeos resident sent into the Review are falling to the valley bottom floor in and around Keremeos along with embers and hot ash. The embers are coming from the Snowy Mountain Fire burning about 12 kilometers south of Keremeos (submitted photo)

B.C. volunteer firefighters work night patrols as raging wildfire rains ash, embers

Keremeos firefighters say they will work night shifts as long as needed, patrolling the Snowy Mountain fire.

Burnt branches like this one a Keremeos resident sent into the Review are falling to the valley bottom floor in and around Keremeos along with embers and hot ash. The embers are coming from the Snowy Mountain Fire burning about 12 kilometers south of Keremeos (submitted photo)