Peachland Fire News

Trepanier fire alerts ended

Sep 16, 2012 / 2:16 pm

The state of emergency which was in effect after the Trepanier fire is now over. The Regional District of Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre says all...

Slow response to Peachland wildfire

Sep 16, 2012 / 7:12 am

It was a dry, hot Sunday afternoon, with winds whipping through the Okanagan Valley at speeds as high as 60 kilometres an hour, when a lone RCMP officer found...

Trepanier fire recovery centre opens

Sep 14, 2012 / 4:44 pm

A recovery centre is now operational for residents affected by the Trepanier Creek wildfire. The centre will provide resources, referrals to appropriate...

Slideshow: Fire through your lens

Sep 14, 2012 / 4:22 pm

Some of the most dramatic photos submitted by our viewers. (Created by Megan Turcato) Click here to view over 200 photos of the fire. ...

Trepanier wildfire alerts still in effect

Sep 14, 2012 / 11:59 am

All alerts pertaining to the Trepanier wildfire remain in effect until further notice and all Local States of Emergency are still in effect. Residents within...

Peachland fire 100 per cent contained

Sep 13, 2012 / 7:05 pm

An emergency official says the wildfire that destroyed four homes in the Okanagan community of Peachland is now 100 per cent contained. The blaze broke out...

95% contained

Sep 12, 2012 / 6:18 pm

After three days of aggressive response from the air and ground, the Trepanier Creek wildfire near Peachland is now 95% contained. The uncontained section is...

Last of evacuees returning home

Sep 12, 2012 / 3:17 pm

Effective at 5 p.m. this afternoon (Wednesday), the Evacuation Order will be rescinded for the entire area covering the District of Peachland and Central...

Peachland fire 85% contained

Sep 12, 2012 / 7:05 am

It was another quiet night on the fire line. BC Wildfire Management says the fire hasn’t grown and remains at an estimated 200-hectares and it is now...

Evacuees still on hold

Sep 12, 2012 / 6:39 am

The Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) advises that there will be no further anticipated changes in the Evacuation Order and Alert areas until...

Peachland Elementary remains closed

Sep 11, 2012 / 11:49 am

The decision has been made to keep Peachland Elementary School students in attendance at George Pringle Elementary for the rest of the day today (Tuesday). ...

Another 158 allowed back home

Sep 11, 2012 / 10:24 am

A portion of the Evacuation Order for the Trepanier Forest Fire has been reclassified to an Evacuation Alert for the following properties: Cousins Place...

Warnings for returning evacuees

Sep 11, 2012 / 8:30 am

The Emergency Operation Centre reminds all residents that although the fire affected area may appear safe, serious hazards still remain. Listed below are...

A quiet night on the fire line

Sep 11, 2012 / 8:22 am

Cooler temperatures and low wind overnight have provided ideal conditions for fire fighters monitoring the still active Trepanier forest fire. Fire crews...

Fire containment increases

Sep 11, 2012 / 6:25 am

The Peachland Fire is now 75 per cent contained. "Thanks to a break in the weather and diligent efforts made by firefighting personnel, the fire northwest...

Peachland school not ready to re-open

Sep 10, 2012 / 7:00 pm

Despite the recent rescinded evacuation order for the Peachland Elementary School along Clements Crescent, the School District is still going ahead with its...

Over 1000 evacuees can go home

Sep 10, 2012 / 6:16 pm

Approximately 1,134 Peachland residents evacuated as a result of the Trepanier Forest Fire will be able to return home tonight. The Regional District says,...

Helping others in a time of need

Sep 10, 2012 / 5:22 pm

There were fewer people than usual at the Bliss Bakery and Bistro in Peachland Monday afternoon. Those who where there anxiously scanned the skies for signs of...

Destroyed by fire, an aerial view

Sep 10, 2012 / 3:52 pm

Here is a video from CTV's Chopper 9, it shows the homes destroyed by fire. ...

Wind whipped fire destroys homes

Sep 10, 2012 / 2:20 pm

The Trepanier Creek Wildfire sprung up quickly and moved swiftly. Describing the fire as a 'wind driven event', Peachland Fire Chief, Grant Topham,...