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Wildfire crews attend pair of South Okanagan fires Friday

B.C. Wildfire Service crews are at the scene of a small bushfire near Okanagan Falls. Witnesses say the blaze started on Allendale Lake Road at...

Nk'Mip Creek fire expected to grow with return of hot weather

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary says 123 addresses remain on evacuation order on the eastern flank of the Nk'Mip Creek wildfire Monday...

Firefighters help firefighters

The Oliver Fire Department is holding a fundraiser to help the Loon Lake Fire Department build a new hall after it burned down in the Elephant Hill...

Veteran’s candlelight tribute casts a warm glow at Oliver cemetery

The annual candlelight tribute ceremony held to honour veterans who fought in the Second World War took place last week at the Oliver Cemetery....

New chief a familiar face

The town of Oliver has appointed a new fire chief. Bob Graham, who has been the town's deputy fire chief since 2011, takes the top position,...

BC Wildfire at small wildfire near Osoyoos

BC Wildfire Service responded to two incidents in the South Okanagan this week, one a structure fire and one a wildfire still burning near Osoyoos. On...

Blaze guts building

UPDATE: 9:35 a.m. According to the RCMP, it was an unoccupied outbuilding that burned on an Oliver property about 5:38 a.m., Thursday. The fire...

Gas pump knocked over

A gas station pump was knocked over by a vehicle at an Oliver Petro Canada station early Saturday morning. The incident occurred at 3:15 a.m. Rob...

Bee burning torches shed

A shed burned to the ground in the Oliver area Thursday night after a resident attempted to burn a nearby bee or wasp nest that was in a pile of wood....

Firefighter training

Burning vehicles and downed power lines covered the field at Oliver Community Park, Saturday, but no one seemed too alarmed. The props were spread...

Firefighters spring training

The town of Oliver will host to the annual BC volunteer firefighters spring training seminar next week. More than 350 volunteer firefighters from...

Dramatic ice rescue

An Oliver-area teen was pulled from Tucelnuit Lake after falling through the ice, Thursday. The Oliver Fire Department was called in to assist B.C....

Firefighters help firefighters

Members of the Oliver Fire Department travelled to Midway Tuesday night to deliver a piece of equipment to fellow firefighters. The First Out wildfire...

Wear your support

Firefighters in Oliver will soon be raising funds for their counterparts in the Rock Creek area, who fought one of the Okanagan's biggest...

Shirts support firefighters

In the aftermath of the aggressive Rock Creek wildfire, the Oliver Fire Department is producing a charity T-shirt to assist fellow firefighters. The...

Inferno was hard to fight

An Oliver structure fire Monday was made more difficult to fight by the nature of the business and the age of the building. Alpha Truss was destroyed...

Fire dept. warns of fraudster

The Osoyoos Fire Department is warning the public of a potential scammer impersonating one of their members asking for money. Fire chief Ryan...

Movember drive thru breakfast

Oliver residents will be getting their first opportunity to drive through the local fire hall this weekend, and it's all for a good cause. The...

Fire damages suites at Osoyoos lakefront motel

Two boys are being praised for spotting a fire at an Osoyoos motel and helping make sure the fire department was alerted. On Sunday afternoon, there...

Lightning strike on Anarchist Mountain sparked weekend fire

Thunderstorms over the weekend spawned significant lightning strikes across the Interior including one on Anarchist Mountain igniting a ground fire....

Veteran fire chief retiring

Brad Fossett, Fire Chief at the Willowbrook volunteer fire department, will be retiring from active duty at the end of the month. The 63-year-old...

Anarchist Mountain focused on Fire Smart for over a decade

As vast portions of Canada burn, the fight against wildfires will increasingly rely on the Fire Smart program, and its one that will only continue to...

Osoyoos structure fire

Two South Okanagan fire departments were called out to a structure fire early Saturday morning. Rob Graham, spokesman for the Oliver Fire Department,...

Osoyoos Fire Rescue responded to possible boiler or electrical fire

Osoyoos Fire Rescue was on scene with three fire engines and a command car at a residence located on Willow Crescent Friday afternoon. The emergency...

Highway 97 open again after vehicle incident slowed traffic between Okanagan Falls and Oliver

UPDATE: 4 p.m. Traffic is flowing normally again near Vaseux Lake after a nasty crash. Luckily, Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fire Department Chief Fred...

Fire a 'dangerous situation': BC Wildfire, local departments continue to battle fire near Twin Lakes

UPDATE: 4:22 p.m. Hundreds of homes remain on evacuation orders and alerts as BC Wildfire Service continues to work on the Upper Park Rill Creek...

Fire on Hatfield Island

The Oliver Fire Department responded to the shores of Vaseux Lake late Friday afternoon, after a fire was reported on Hatfield Island. However, Rob...

Kelowna heritage home heavily damaged in Thursday night fire

UPDATE 12:50 p.m. The home significantly damaged Thursday night in a fire sits on Kelowna’s heritage registry. Known as the Jennens House, the...

Brush fire near Oliver

A brush fire began in the hills near Oliver Friday night. The Oliver Fire Department was called out around 10 p.m. Friday night for a brush fire near...

Loud bang, smoke in Oliver basement

The Oliver Fire Department responded to a report of a loud bang and smoke at a home on Merlot Avenue, Wednesday night. According to department...

Update: Highway 97 accident in Oliver

The Oliver RCMP has released an update on the collision that took place on Highway 97 near Vaseaux Lake on Wednesday, Dec. 11. According to their...

Oliver property subject of second fire

A fire completely destroyed a fifth wheel trailer on a rural property south of Oliver, early Friday, Firefighter and Oliver Fire Department spokesman...

Funeral held for boy burned in fire

Cody O'Connor was remembered as a bright, brave and cheerful boy at his funeral Thursday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in...

Oliver upset with Kelowna fire dispatch

In two instances yesterday the Kelowna Fire Dispatch called the Oliver Fire Department when it was not necessary according to Danny Skaros. I...

Mobile home threatened by fire

Oliver firefighters responded to a tree fire next to a mobile home early Sunday morning. According to Rob Graham, a firefighter and spokesman for the...

Oliver brush fire

By Oliver Daily News Oliver fire crews were called out to a brush fire just after 4 p.m. Tuesday. It took the crews about 45 minutes to douse the...

Trailer fire south of Oliver

A large blaze broke out at a rural residence just south of Oliver Saturday morning. Fire crews were called out to the scene on 6 road just after 9...

Flames devour brush near Oliver

5:30 p.m. update: Hwy. 97 is open, alternating traffic on a single lane. The fire is under control and fire crews will remain onsite to mop-up and...

Crews battle Oliver forest fire

The Oliver Fire Department is on the scene of a forest fire on McKinney Road. The fire is burning just east of South Okanagan General Hospital....

Video update: Osoyoos business fire

Updated report from Castanet's Kelly Hayes Raw Video by Ken Myrberg A fire in Osoyoos on Sunday has destroyed several businesses and...
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