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Open burning season delayed in the Central Okanagan

Open burning season delayed in the Central Okanagan

Central Okanagan Sep 26, 2022 / 5:58 pm

The start of open burning season is being delayed in the Central Okanagan. Fire chiefs say an ongoing high fire danger rating means they will not issue any...

Battleship Mountain fire, B.C.'s largest wildfire this year, is now 'held'

Battleship Mountain fire, B.C.'s largest wildfire this year, is now 'held'

Battleship Mountain fire Sep 24, 2022 / 2:25 pm

The largest wildfire burning in B.C. this wildfire season has now been classified as "held." Two weeks ago, the Battleship Mountain wildfire burning...

Vehicle fire off Beaver Lake Road spreads to surrounding brush Saturday morning

Vehicle fire off Beaver Lake Road spreads to surrounding brush Saturday morning

Lake Country Sep 24, 2022 / 12:55 pm

A vehicle fire in the woods off Beaver Lake Road spread to the surrounding brush Saturday morning. A four-person BC Wildfire Service initial attack crew...

Cool weather gives wildfire crews a break as BC Wildfire Service transitions into year-round operation

Cool weather gives wildfire crews a break as BC Wildfire Service transitions into year-round operation

BC Interior Sep 20, 2022 / 4:00 am

The wildfire season is winding down in the Kamloop Fire Centre, but this year, there is no actual end to BC Wildfire Service operations. The provincial...

BCWS says spot-sized wildfire near Lake Country now under control

BCWS says spot-sized wildfire near Lake Country now under control

Lake Country Sep 18, 2022 / 5:59 pm

A spot-sized wildfire that was sparked Saturday near Lake Country is now under control, according to the BC Wildfire Service. Aydan Coray, fire information...

Bear family spotted in Okanagan Falls; neighbour urges everyone to help keep them safe

Bear family spotted in Okanagan Falls; neighbour urges everyone to help keep them safe

Okanagan Falls Sep 16, 2022 / 5:21 pm

An Okanagan Falls resident wants his neighbours to be careful about garbage and other attractants after spotting a mother bear and two babies. The Castanet...

B.C.'s five remaining 'wildfires of note' see rain, cooler temperatures

B.C.'s five remaining 'wildfires of note' see rain, cooler temperatures

Vancouver Sep 16, 2022 / 7:24 am

Cool, showery weather is helping wildfire crews make progress on the five highly visible or potentially damaging wildfires currently burning in British...

Weather helping calm Heather Lake wildfire in Manning Park

Weather helping calm Heather Lake wildfire in Manning Park

Manning Park Sep 15, 2022 / 6:22 pm

UPDATE 6:20 p.m. The BC Wildfire Service says the Heather Lake wildfire in Manning Park is now "held." That means the fire is not expected to grow...

Weather helping fight against wildfire near Hope, B.C.

Weather helping fight against wildfire near Hope, B.C.

Hope Sep 15, 2022 / 6:20 pm

UPDATE 6:20 p.m. The B.C. Wildfire Service says the Flood Falls Trail wildfire outside Hope, B.C. is now considered “held.” That means the fire is...

Lightning sparks at least one of two new wildfires on either side of Okanagan Connector

Lightning sparks at least one of two new wildfires on either side of Okanagan Connector

West Kelowna Sep 15, 2022 / 8:59 am

UPDATE 8:58 a.m. The BC Wildfire Service tells Castanet they managed to get the Silver Creek spot fire under control Wednesday night and crews worked on the...

New wildfire sparked Wednesday northeast of Big White

New wildfire sparked Wednesday northeast of Big White

Big White Sep 14, 2022 / 4:14 pm

A new wildfire has sparked northeast of Kelowna by Big White. According to BC Wildfire Services, the fire is 0.04 hectares in size and the cause is unknown at...

Evacuation alert rescinded for Eastgate near the Heather Lake Wildfire

Evacuation alert rescinded for Eastgate near the Heather Lake Wildfire

Manning Park Sep 14, 2022 / 11:58 am

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has rescinded evacuation alerts for Eastgate as of Thursday morning, which was issued previously due to Heather...

Campfire ban ends in most Central Okanagan fire areas

Campfire ban ends in most Central Okanagan fire areas

Central Okanagan Sep 14, 2022 / 9:25 am

The campfire ban that has been in place in the Central Okanagan since July 28 has now been lifted, effective immediately. The Central District of Central...

Crews work to better map perimeter of wildfire raging in northeastern B.C.

Crews work to better map perimeter of wildfire raging in northeastern B.C.

Vancouver Sep 14, 2022 / 8:26 am

An infrared scan has been completed of a large wildfire in northeastern B.C., in an effort to confirm the perimeter of the out-of-control blaze that's...

Manning Park wildfire grows again slightly; more rain in forecast

Manning Park wildfire grows again slightly; more rain in forecast

Manning Park Sep 13, 2022 / 10:24 am

The Heather Lake wildfire in Manning Provincial Park has grown slightly again, estimated at 10,903 hectares as of Tuesday morning. The fire, which was caused...

Highway 1 reopened after rockfall closure near Hope wildfire

Highway 1 reopened after rockfall closure near Hope wildfire

Hope Sep 12, 2022 / 4:26 pm

UPDATE 4:30 p.m. A portion of Highway 1 outside of Hope has reopened Monday afternoon following a rockfall caused by an out-of-control wildfire. On Sunday, the...

Heather Lake wildfire grows to 10,358 hectares; smoke expected to diminish Monday with rain in forecast

Heather Lake wildfire grows to 10,358 hectares; smoke expected to diminish Monday with rain in forecast

Manning Park Sep 12, 2022 / 9:58 am

The Heather Lake wildfire in Manning Provincial Park has grown yet again. As of a Monday morning update from BC Wildfire Service, the fire, which was...

Fire burning near Hope grows to estimated 458 hectares, properties evacuated

Fire burning near Hope grows to estimated 458 hectares, properties evacuated

Hope Sep 11, 2022 / 5:20 pm

UPDATE: 5:20 p.m. The Fraser Valley Regional District and District of Hope have issued evacuation orders for 13 properties in the Laidlaw and Hunter Creek...

Area Restriction in effect for Fry Creek Wildfire

Area Restriction in effect for Fry Creek Wildfire

Kootenay Lake Sep 11, 2022 / 4:35 pm

The BC Wildfire Service has implemented an area restriction for the vicinity of the Fry Creek wildfire which is located approximately 15 kilometres north of...

Wildfire burning in Manning Park has grown to 8,663 hectares

Wildfire burning in Manning Park has grown to 8,663 hectares

Manning Park Sep 11, 2022 / 2:20 pm

The fire burning in Manning Provincial Park has grown to 8,663 hectares in size. The Heather Lake fire was first sparked on Aug. 21 in the United States and it...

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