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Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a report of smoke in a housing complex resulting from an unattended pot on a stove. The local fire department is using that as a safety reminder to residents. (File photo)

Homeless camp fire sparked in Vernon

Blaze sparked same day as Coldstream house fire

Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a report of smoke in a housing complex resulting from an unattended pot on a stove. The local fire department is using that as a safety reminder to residents. (File photo)
Candles used for light and warmth at Kelowna’s Tent City (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

3 blazes in a week at Kelowna’s Tent City has residents calling for extinguishers

Many people are using candles, wood fires and propane heaters to stay warm

Candles used for light and warmth at Kelowna’s Tent City (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Penticton is undamaged after four “suspicious” nearby fires on Thursday morning, Nov. 3. (Google Street View)

Penticton car dealership escapes damage after 4 ‘suspicious’ fires

Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep and nearby homes were threatened by the set fires

Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Penticton is undamaged after four “suspicious” nearby fires on Thursday morning, Nov. 3. (Google Street View)
Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Penticton is undamaged after four “suspicious” nearby fires on Thursday morning, Nov. 3. (Google Street View)

Penticton car dealership escapes damage after 4 ‘suspicious’ fires

Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep and nearby homes were threatened by the set fires

Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Penticton is undamaged after four “suspicious” nearby fires on Thursday morning, Nov. 3. (Google Street View)
A home has been destroyed in a fire that broke out Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 up Silver Star Road. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Home destroyed in fire near Vernon

BX Swan Lake crews on scene, Silver Star firefighters called for mutual aid

A home has been destroyed in a fire that broke out Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 up Silver Star Road. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A multi-acre grass fire erupted in Oliver on Oct. 30. (Oliver Department/Facebook)

VIDEO: Halloween fireworks believed to be cause of 2-hectare grass fire in Oliver

‘A reminder to the public we are still in a high fire danger rating,’ Oliver FD says

A multi-acre grass fire erupted in Oliver on Oct. 30. (Oliver Department/Facebook)
Firefighters respond to report of explosion in Rutland. (Contributed)

Loud ‘explosion’ shakes Rutland neighbourhood

A man was taken to hospital with minor burns

Firefighters respond to report of explosion in Rutland. (Contributed)
Fortis on scene at Oyama mobile home fire

Family escapes unharmed, cat missing after Lake Country mobile home fire

Oyama mobile home fire under investigation

Fortis on scene at Oyama mobile home fire
The Penticton Salvation Army truck appears to be set on fire Wednesday night. (Denairo Raposo)

Video: Suspicious fire destroys Penticton Salvation Army truck

Now the Salvation Army is down to 1 truck which will impact service at a time when need is high

The Penticton Salvation Army truck appears to be set on fire Wednesday night. (Denairo Raposo)
Rick Boehm, Thornhill and regional district fire chief, with the department’s new ladder truck. (File photo)

Remote northwest B.C. community left without a fire department due to volunteer shortage

Almost 200 homes in Dease Lake will have to fend for themselves in case of fire

Rick Boehm, Thornhill and regional district fire chief, with the department’s new ladder truck. (File photo)
A fire on Chute Lake Road was visible from Summerland and destroyed a home in the early hours of Oct. 21. (Facebook)

Fire destroys Naramata home in blaze seen across Okanagan Lake

The fire completely destroyed the house and threatened to spread into the forest

A fire on Chute Lake Road was visible from Summerland and destroyed a home in the early hours of Oct. 21. (Facebook)
Fire on MacDougall St.

Kelowna heritage home suffers extensive damage after major structure fire

The fire ignited at approximately 7:30p.m. on Oct. 20

Fire on MacDougall St.
Just before 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16 a fire engulfed a home on Kirkpatrick Ave. (Mike Biden photo)

No one injured after fire rips through Penticton home

The cause of the blaze is currently under investigation

Just before 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16 a fire engulfed a home on Kirkpatrick Ave. (Mike Biden photo)
A guard has been established around the grassfire that erupted on the Penticton Indian Band’s land earlier on Oct. 13. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)

UPDATE: Guard established around grassfire on Penticton Indian Band land

Members of the PIB and City Fire Departments are on scene

A guard has been established around the grassfire that erupted on the Penticton Indian Band’s land earlier on Oct. 13. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)
A guard has been established around the grassfire that erupted on the Penticton Indian Band’s land earlier on Oct. 13. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)

UPDATE: Guard established around grassfire on Penticton Indian Band land

Members of the PIB and City Fire Departments are on scene

A guard has been established around the grassfire that erupted on the Penticton Indian Band’s land earlier on Oct. 13. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)
Smoke can be seen across the lake from the Capital News office at 2495 Enterprise Way in Kelowna. (Jake Courtepatte/Capital News)

Wildfire north of West Kelowna out of control

Reports of smoke were called in around 7 a.m.

Smoke can be seen across the lake from the Capital News office at 2495 Enterprise Way in Kelowna. (Jake Courtepatte/Capital News)
A stand of cedars was burned down on Sept. 28 in a suspicous fire near Penticton’s China Palace. (Facebook)
A stand of cedars was burned down on Sept. 28 in a suspicous fire near Penticton’s China Palace. (Facebook)
Firefighters were called to Shuswap Lake General Hospital Friday night, Sept. 23 to respond to a fire on Level 2 of the building, which the sprinkler system extinguished. Two patients were assessed for smoke inhalation. (File photo)

Damage from fire at Shuswap Lake General Hospital described as minor

Nineteen patients moved temporarily, firefighters pleased sprinkler system did its job

Firefighters were called to Shuswap Lake General Hospital Friday night, Sept. 23 to respond to a fire on Level 2 of the building, which the sprinkler system extinguished. Two patients were assessed for smoke inhalation. (File photo)
An overnight fire destroyed a home on Penticton’s Forsyth Drive on Sept. 23. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

Overnight fire rips through Penticton home

The blaze was extinguished by 4:30 a.m.

An overnight fire destroyed a home on Penticton’s Forsyth Drive on Sept. 23. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
A fire is burning very close to the town of Hope. (Evguenia Stilinovic/Facebook)

UPDATE: Wildfire burning west of Hope now estimated at 30 hectares

No current threat to homes in the community, and more fire crews are on the way

A fire is burning very close to the town of Hope. (Evguenia Stilinovic/Facebook)