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The log yard located at the Nakusp hot springs caught fire around 9:20 p.m. July 8, it is believed a lightning strike is the cause of the blaze. (Submitted-Skye Cunningham)

Nakusp Fire Department looks back on 2021 wildfire season

Fire Chief Terry Warren recounts incidents dealt with by Nakusp Fire Department over the summer

 

The Okanagan Mountain Park fire of 2003. (Capital News file)

Lessons learned from Kelowna’s infamous 2003 Okanagan Mountain Park wildfire

Evacuees, officials of 2003 blaze lay out what lies ahead for those who lost their homes this year

 

The White Rock Lake wildfire has come down to Westside Road near Vernon, as pictured Monday, Aug. 16. (Contributed)

Some Interior Health long-term care homes proactively relocated due to wildfires

Families are being contacted directly and provided details of their loved one’s temporary location

 

A man looks towards the White Rock Lake fire from downtown Kelowna on Aug. 15, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Conditions at Mount Law, White Rock Lake fires remain volatile

A detailed damage assessment will be done when it is safe to do so, say wildfire officials

A man looks towards the White Rock Lake fire from downtown Kelowna on Aug. 15, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The new fire is approximately 0.01 ha in size and was spotted by BC Wildfire Service on Sunday, Aug. 15. (Screen shot)

New fire spotted at Cherryille outside of Vernon

The fire is approximately 0.01 ha in size

The new fire is approximately 0.01 ha in size and was spotted by BC Wildfire Service on Sunday, Aug. 15. (Screen shot)
Lake Country resident Chris Hill took this photo from Okanagan Centre Road Sunday, Aug. 15, of the White Rock Lake Fire heading toward La Casa Resort. (Chris Hill photo)

City of Armstrong placed on evacuation alert

The city is placed on alert as a precautionary fire due to the White Rock Lake wildfire

Lake Country resident Chris Hill took this photo from Okanagan Centre Road Sunday, Aug. 15, of the White Rock Lake Fire heading toward La Casa Resort. (Chris Hill photo)
Lake Country resident Chris Hill took this photo from Okanagan Centre Road Sunday, Aug. 15, of the White Rock Lake Fire heading toward La Casa Resort. (Chris Hill photo)

City of Armstrong placed on evacuation alert

The city is placed on alert as a precautionary fire due to the White Rock Lake wildfire

Lake Country resident Chris Hill took this photo from Okanagan Centre Road Sunday, Aug. 15, of the White Rock Lake Fire heading toward La Casa Resort. (Chris Hill photo)
The White Rock Lake fire as seen from Carr's Landing in Lake Country Aug. 11, 7 p.m. (Sheryl Sanjenko photo)

Evacuation order extended to Irish Creek Road in Armstrong

Residents in the area should leave their homes immediately and bring their pets and important items

The White Rock Lake fire as seen from Carr's Landing in Lake Country Aug. 11, 7 p.m. (Sheryl Sanjenko photo)
Evacuees who are under the care of their health authority due to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis should be contacted by their health authority, said the Okanagan Indian Band in a Facebook post. (Brenda Giesbrecht photo)

Evacuees who are COVID-19 positive should contact health authority, says OKIB

The health authority will secure lodging and food services

Evacuees who are under the care of their health authority due to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis should be contacted by their health authority, said the Okanagan Indian Band in a Facebook post. (Brenda Giesbrecht photo)
The fire on Dilworth spotted from Glenmore. (Karen Hill/Kelowna Capital News)
The fire on Dilworth spotted from Glenmore. (Karen Hill/Kelowna Capital News)
An aerial photo from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: White Rock Lake fire now estimated at 12,500 ha

High temperatures and increased winds have resulted in increased fire activity

An aerial photo from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
Three Valley Lake Fire on July 20. (Photo by Nicole Rodriguez-Garcia)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District monitoring risk of rockfall near Three Valley Lake Chateau

The Three Valley Lake wildfire burning nearby is measured at 60 hectares in size

Three Valley Lake Fire on July 20. (Photo by Nicole Rodriguez-Garcia)
Fire on Highway 33 in Joe Rich. (Contributed/Facebook)

Joe Rich residents extingush Highway 33 blaze

The fire on the side of the highway was quickly doused

Fire on Highway 33 in Joe Rich. (Contributed/Facebook)
The Kamloops Fire Centre, which oversees the Okanagan-Shuswap, is showing elevated levels of fire fuel buildup. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

‘High hazard’: Dry conditions, lack of rain spikes Okanagan-Shuswap wildfire risk

Conditions in the region are volatile and much-needed rain is not present in the weather forecast

The Kamloops Fire Centre, which oversees the Okanagan-Shuswap, is showing elevated levels of fire fuel buildup. (B.C. Wildfire Service)
Skies are smoky in the Okanagan as wildfires burn. Pictured is one of the fires burning north of Big White, as seen from Dilworth Mountain on July 1. (Dale Mckee/Facebook)

Air quality advisory issued for Okanagan Valley

Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath

Skies are smoky in the Okanagan as wildfires burn. Pictured is one of the fires burning north of Big White, as seen from Dilworth Mountain on July 1. (Dale Mckee/Facebook)
Wildfire burning in Kamloops on July 2, 2021. (Kelsey Abraham/Contributed to Black Press Media)

Lightning, heat ignite wildfire season in B.C.; 119 blazes burning

Lightning sparked several fires in Kamloops Thursday evening

Wildfire burning in Kamloops on July 2, 2021. (Kelsey Abraham/Contributed to Black Press Media)
Levi Krause shows off the wildfire donations trailer in Armstrong July 1, 2021. Goods collected are destined to aid the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village. (Matt Jubinville - Contributed)

PHOTOS: Armstrong donates trailer full of supplies for victims of Lytton fire

Organizer driving it up to relief centre Friday morning

Levi Krause shows off the wildfire donations trailer in Armstrong July 1, 2021. Goods collected are destined to aid the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village. (Matt Jubinville - Contributed)
Lytton Mayor Jan Polderman in Maple Ridge, B.C., on July 1, 2021, as he waits for details on the 9,000-hectare wildfire that destroyed at least 90 per cent of the village the day prior. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

From smoke to devastation: 23 minutes in Lytton

Twenty-three minutes was all it took for smoke spotted by Lytton mayor to become catastrophic fire

Lytton Mayor Jan Polderman in Maple Ridge, B.C., on July 1, 2021, as he waits for details on the 9,000-hectare wildfire that destroyed at least 90 per cent of the village the day prior. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
(BC Wildfire Service)

Wildfire sparks north of West Kelowna

BC Wildfire confirmed that it was a false alarm

(BC Wildfire Service)
Fire near Meadowbrook Drive in Castlegar. Photo: Submitted

2 Castlegar neighbourhoods evacuated as human-caused wildfire grows

Emergency operations centre had been activated at the Castlegar Fire Hall

Fire near Meadowbrook Drive in Castlegar. Photo: Submitted