bc wildfires

Vernon’s Okanagan Spring Brewery has announced partial proceeds from sales of its new Terrace Mountain Session IPA will be earmarked for BC wildfire prevention and relief. (Okanagan Spring Brewery photo)

New beer from Vernon brewery boosts B.C. wildfire relief

Okanagan Spring Brewery donating portion of sales from new Terrace Mountain Session IPA

 

Five properties have been added to the Lake Country fire protection zone, after council moved to expand the local service area Tuesday, May 4, 2021. (Google Maps)

Lake Country expands fire protection zone, covering 5 exposed properties

The properties petitioned to join the local service area after being left out ‘for reasons unknown’

 

Armstrong-Spallumcheen, BX-Swan Lake and Enderby fire departments tackled a wildfire off of Otter Lake Cross Road April 26, 2021, alongside BC Wildfire Services. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

WATCH: Spallumcheen wildfire considered held; emergency centre deactivated

Fire off Otter Lake Cross Road burned 20 hectares, BC Wildfire says

 

A fire that broke out near Okanagan College's Vernon campus Thursday, April 22, 2021, is suspected as being human-caused. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Grassfire near Vernon college campus likely human-caused

Coldstream fire spokesperson admonished those who fling cigarette butts out of cars during dry weather

A fire that broke out near Okanagan College's Vernon campus Thursday, April 22, 2021, is suspected as being human-caused. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A grass fire that started Thursday, April 22, 2021 in the hills approximately 7 kilometres northeast of Penticton is now under control. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

3 wildfires spark near Penticton in one day

All fires are believed to be human caused

A grass fire that started Thursday, April 22, 2021 in the hills approximately 7 kilometres northeast of Penticton is now under control. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
BC Wildfire Service

Small wildfire ignites in the Shuswap

The blaze is about 10 km east of the Squilax Bridge

BC Wildfire Service
BC Wildfire Service file.

So far, fire season in Kamloops region about average

Unseasonably warm temperatures as of late are drying out ground fuel

  • Apr 20, 2021
BC Wildfire Service file.
A prescribed burn is being planned southeast of Chase in mid-April. (BC Wildfire Service Photo)

Prescribed burn planned for Neskonlith band land near Chase

Residents should not be alarmed if they see rising smoke between April 12 and 30

A prescribed burn is being planned southeast of Chase in mid-April. (BC Wildfire Service Photo)
(BC Wildfire Service file photo)

Wildfire near Merritt grows to 839-hectares

The blaze is located in the area of Quilchena Creek

(BC Wildfire Service file photo)
A blaze west of Chase was at 22 hectares according to the BC Wildfire Service on the morning of Friday, April 2. (BC Wildfire Service image)

Update: Wildfire burning west of Chase not expected to grow

BC Wildfire Service reports blaze at 22 hectares

A blaze west of Chase was at 22 hectares according to the BC Wildfire Service on the morning of Friday, April 2. (BC Wildfire Service image)
The Regional District of North Okanagan completed a wildfire mitigation program in partnership with the Forest Enhancement Society of BC in February 2021. (RDNO photo)

Funds stump wildfire risk near Lumby

Monashee Community Forest gets a share of provincial funds for fuel mitigation

The Regional District of North Okanagan completed a wildfire mitigation program in partnership with the Forest Enhancement Society of BC in February 2021. (RDNO photo)
The BC Wildfire Service is already warning people in the Okanagan outdoors to follow safety protocols if having a campfire due to the current dry conditions in the woods. (Contributed)

Okanagan region wildfire season already heating up

BC Wildfire Service offers safety reminders for people outdoors

The BC Wildfire Service is already warning people in the Okanagan outdoors to follow safety protocols if having a campfire due to the current dry conditions in the woods. (Contributed)
Summerland firefighters spent two and a half hours after an abandoned campfire caused damage near the Summerland Research and Development Centre on March 22. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)

Summerland firefighters battle difficult blaze sparked by abandoned campfire

Tree caught fire and fell into Trout Creek Canyon during firefighting efforts

Summerland firefighters spent two and a half hours after an abandoned campfire caused damage near the Summerland Research and Development Centre on March 22. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)
West Kelowna fire crews snuffed out patches of flame that ignited on the side of Highway 97 near the west side of William R. Bennett Bridge Saturday, March 20, 2021. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

UPDATE: Three grass fires in one day keep Central Okanagan fire crews busy

Two grass fires in West Kelowna, and one in Kelowna on Saturday, March 20

West Kelowna fire crews snuffed out patches of flame that ignited on the side of Highway 97 near the west side of William R. Bennett Bridge Saturday, March 20, 2021. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
BC Wildfire map for March 15.

11-hectare wildfire ‘under control’ near Merritt

BC Wildfire Service says these small blazes are not unusual for this time of year

BC Wildfire map for March 15.
(BC Wildfire Dashboard)

Wildfire sparked west of Penticton thought to be human-caused

The wildfire near Penticton, and another near Kamloops, are B.C.’s first of 2021

(BC Wildfire Dashboard)
Mount Christie fire in Penticton August 2020. (BC Wildfire Service)

Lessons learned from the Christie Mountain fire in Penticton

Report outlines where improvements can be made next time there is a wildfire

Mount Christie fire in Penticton August 2020. (BC Wildfire Service)
The Regional District of North Okanagan has completed a wildfire mitigation program in partnership with the Forest Enhancement Society of BC. (RDNO photo)

North Okanagan district completes wildfire mitigation program

Efforts were made to clear fuels on Blue Nose Mountain to protect water supply from future wildfires

The Regional District of North Okanagan has completed a wildfire mitigation program in partnership with the Forest Enhancement Society of BC. (RDNO photo)
An aerial view of the Little White Mountain wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Little White Mountain wildfire remains at 15 hectares

The lightning-caused fire is 25 kilometres south of Kelowna and is currently considered ‘out of control’

An aerial view of the Little White Mountain wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Crews gain control of fire near Vernon

Crews gain control of fire near Vernon

Grass fire being held at 25 hectares

Crews gain control of fire near Vernon