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Map showing where new evacuation orders are in place for Thomas Creek fire.

New evacuation order and state of emergency declared for Thomas Creek fire

Thomas Creek fire expected to be much bigger than the listed 7,200 ha

Map showing where new evacuation orders are in place for Thomas Creek fire.
This homeless encampment along the Channel Highway had to be dismantled, finding propane tanks, stolen goods, weapons and used needles to name a few items. (City Bylaw Dept)

Penticton bylaw looks to province to cleanup homeless encampments along Highway 97

Currently, city taxpayers pick up the tab for enforcement and clean up

This homeless encampment along the Channel Highway had to be dismantled, finding propane tanks, stolen goods, weapons and used needles to name a few items. (City Bylaw Dept)
Oliver Fire Department have been working hard to save homes in the Shrike Hill and McKinney Road area. (Oliver Fire Department)

UPDATE: Some evacuation orders rescinded while Nk’Mip fire continues to grow

Fire aggressive and continues to threaten Shrike Hill subdivision in Oliver

Oliver Fire Department have been working hard to save homes in the Shrike Hill and McKinney Road area. (Oliver Fire Department)
Firefighters from districts as far as Fort St. John and Errington are fighting the Nk'Mip fire at Anarchist Mountain. (AMFD photo)

No homes lost on Anarchist Mountain due to Nk’Mip fire

Fire department urges evacuees not to return to their properties

Firefighters from districts as far as Fort St. John and Errington are fighting the Nk'Mip fire at Anarchist Mountain. (AMFD photo)
Helicopters are busy at work dropping water on the large fire above OK Falls on July 12. (Tara Woiczyk Facebook)

Thomas Creek jumps in size to 7,279 hectares

BC Wildfire says they expect continued fire growth due to prolonged heat and wind

Helicopters are busy at work dropping water on the large fire above OK Falls on July 12. (Tara Woiczyk Facebook)
The Thomas Creek fire as seen from Kaleden last week. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Canadian Armed Forces helping Thomas Creek fire

Progress made on 201 Road but fears higher temperatures could increase fire activity

The Thomas Creek fire as seen from Kaleden last week. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Garrison fire near East Gate and Princeton as seen from Highway 3. (Princeton Search and Rescue photo)

Evacuation order issued for Garrison fire, near Princeton

Two large properties near Manning Park put on order, 141 on alert

Garrison fire near East Gate and Princeton as seen from Highway 3. (Princeton Search and Rescue photo)
Solicitor General Mike Farnworth welcomes the 101 firefighters from Mexico who are delployed to help with the Nk'Mip fire. (Contributed)

Mexican firefighters arrive to help with Nk’Mip fire

Agressive fire behaviour and continued hot, dry conditions challenging fire crews

Solicitor General Mike Farnworth welcomes the 101 firefighters from Mexico who are delployed to help with the Nk'Mip fire. (Contributed)
Nk'Mip fire is over 6,800 ha and caused more than 600 evacuation orders. (BC Wildfire)

Mount Baldy Ski Resort being evacuated for Nk’Mip fire

A total of 126 properties evacuated Saturday as the fire moves up the mountain

Nk'Mip fire is over 6,800 ha and caused more than 600 evacuation orders. (BC Wildfire)
The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department has been working with BC Wildfire on establishing protective guards and battling the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)
The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department has been working with BC Wildfire on establishing protective guards and battling the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)
A vaccine drop in clinic will be held at the Penticton Farmers Market today, July 24 and again July 31. (Brennan Phillips file photo)

Get your vaccine while visiting the Penticton and Summerland farmers’ markets

Walk up, grab some produce and fresh fruits and get a COVID-19 vaccine

A vaccine drop in clinic will be held at the Penticton Farmers Market today, July 24 and again July 31. (Brennan Phillips file photo)
Legion Beach in Osoyoos. (Destination Osoyoos)

Swim advisory lifted at two Osoyoos beaches

High levels of E. coli prompted the warning at Cottonwood and Legion beaches

Legion Beach in Osoyoos. (Destination Osoyoos)
Penticton's favourite Santa Gary Haupt holding a ferret for Lucky's Pet Supply's Christmas in July fundraiser for Critteraid and Claws N Paws animal rescues. (Facebook)

$3,000 raised at Penticton Christmas in July animal fundraiser

Penticton’s favourite Santa was kept busy with proceeds going to Critteraid and Paws N Claws

Penticton's favourite Santa Gary Haupt holding a ferret for Lucky's Pet Supply's Christmas in July fundraiser for Critteraid and Claws N Paws animal rescues. (Facebook)
Firefighters from Kaleden and OK Falls jump into action to stop a new fire off Highway 3A turn into a new wildfire Thursday night. (OK Falls Volunteer Fire Department Facebook)

Firefighters jump into action and stop new wildfire on Highway 3A, near Penticton

Two helicopters doused the flames that started just off the highway Thursday night

Firefighters from Kaleden and OK Falls jump into action to stop a new fire off Highway 3A turn into a new wildfire Thursday night. (OK Falls Volunteer Fire Department Facebook)
Pictured are (starting from far left) Greta Henning, Sue Blackwell and Aidan Mayes of Quota Internationalof Penticton alongside (children’s names – Lily (yellow dress), Gia and Brooke) and Manisha Willms, executive director of OSNS.

Donation made to Penticton’s OSNS child centre in honour of founding member

Quota International of Penticton made a $5,000 donation in honour of the late Joy Pinney

Pictured are (starting from far left) Greta Henning, Sue Blackwell and Aidan Mayes of Quota Internationalof Penticton alongside (children’s names – Lily (yellow dress), Gia and Brooke) and Manisha Willms, executive director of OSNS.
Brittany Fleece took this picture of the Nk'Mip fire climbing down the mountain July 21. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Evacuation order issued for several more Osoyoos Indian Band properties

Over 150 properties being evacuated immediately July 22

Brittany Fleece took this picture of the Nk'Mip fire climbing down the mountain July 21. (Facebook)
Jesse Brar took this photo of the Nk'Mip fire coming down the mountain July 21. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Evacuation order issued for several more Osoyoos Indian Band properties

Over 150 properties, everything south of Highway 3 is being evacuated immediately

Jesse Brar took this photo of the Nk'Mip fire coming down the mountain July 21. (Facebook)
David Mai filming another climber on Skaha Bluffs in 2015 for his documentary Higher Perspective. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Popular Penticton provincial park re-opens

Skaha Bluffs, a popular climbing and hiking spot, was closed for the Thomas Creek fire

David Mai filming another climber on Skaha Bluffs in 2015 for his documentary Higher Perspective. (Contributed)
The Thomas Creek fire taken July 15. (Jake Evans Facebook)

Firefighters save bridge in Thomas Creek fire above Okanagan Falls

Crews have been making good progress setting up guard lines

The Thomas Creek fire taken July 15. (Jake Evans Facebook)
Anarchist Mountain fire department worked on the Nk'Mip fire Tuesday night and also assisted with evacuations in the area. (Facebook)

Don’t drive around neighbourhoods being evacuated, urges fire chief in Nk’Mip fire

Anarchist Mountain fire department were hampered by traffic during evacuations

Anarchist Mountain fire department worked on the Nk'Mip fire Tuesday night and also assisted with evacuations in the area. (Facebook)