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The City of Penticton is offering free disposal bins to get more neighbourhoods FireSmart. (FireSmart image)

Penticton offering free disposal bins to get neighbourhoods FireSmart

Free bins to up to 15 neighbourhoods to clear fuels ahead of fire season

The City of Penticton is offering free disposal bins to get more neighbourhoods FireSmart. (FireSmart image)
An auto-wrecking business in Chase caught fire around 5:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21. Five fire trucks were still on scene at 9:30 a.m. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Employee of auto-wrecking business in Chase thinks fire deliberately set

Fire chief urges people to stay inside, don’t breathe smoke from Aylmer Road fire as it may be toxic

An auto-wrecking business in Chase caught fire around 5:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21. Five fire trucks were still on scene at 9:30 a.m. (Facebook photo)
A Penticton fire crew knocked down a structure fire before it could spread on Wednesday night, Jan. 19. (Mike Biden Photography)
A Penticton fire crew knocked down a structure fire before it could spread on Wednesday night, Jan. 19. (Mike Biden Photography)

No injuries after late night Penticton fire

The residents were not injured and are being looked after by ESS

A Penticton fire crew knocked down a structure fire before it could spread on Wednesday night, Jan. 19. (Mike Biden Photography)
A Penticton fire crew knocked down a structure fire before it could spread on Wednesday night, Jan. 19. (Mike Biden Photography)
Fire crews at home under construction. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Kelowna Capital News)

Construction worker burned in Black Mountain house fire

The fire was reported just before 3 p.m. on Mine Hill Drive

Fire crews at home under construction. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Kelowna Capital News)
Firefighters in Coldstream battled a major house fire on Hawthorne Place Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Fire that destroyed Coldstream home under investigation

Police are treating the Friday evening blaze as suspicious

Firefighters in Coldstream battled a major house fire on Hawthorne Place Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Firefighters in Coldstream battled a major house fire on Hawthorne Place last Friday, Jan. 14.
(Roger Knox - Calendar)

UPDATE: Arrest made in suspicious fire that destroyed Coldstream home

38-year-old charged with arson with disregard for human life

Firefighters in Coldstream battled a major house fire on Hawthorne Place last Friday, Jan. 14.
(Roger Knox - Calendar)
A fire destroyed the home of Bonnie Thomas and her son Darcy Andrew on Jan. 8, 2022. (Contributed)

Victim of house fire near Salmon Arm prays for mother of man she believes started blaze

Homeowner, whose son died in 2018, says she knows helplessness of having a child with addictions

A fire destroyed the home of Bonnie Thomas and her son Darcy Andrew on Jan. 8, 2022. (Contributed)
The driver slips and falls while fleeing his burning pickup. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: B.C. pickup driver loses vehicle to fire after attempted doughnuts

A stunt on an icy street went awry and led to a blaze

The driver slips and falls while fleeing his burning pickup. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Bonnie Thomas, whose home was destroyed on Jan. 8. (Contributed)

Home destroyed in fire, Salmon Arm RCMP track footprints to unconscious man 2km away

Man witnesses believe started fire flees, officer performs CPR for an hour

Bonnie Thomas, whose home was destroyed on Jan. 8. (Contributed)
Vernon firefighters responded to an early-morning house fire Tuesday, Jan. 11. (City of Vernon photo)

Early morning house fire sends one to Vernon hospital

Home sustained significant fire and smoke damage

Vernon firefighters responded to an early-morning house fire Tuesday, Jan. 11. (City of Vernon photo)
A fire that destroyed the home of Neskonlith member Bonnie Thomas on Jan. 8, 2022 has been deemed suspicious. (Contributed)

Woman and her son escape fire that destroyed their home west of Salmon Arm

Fire crews from three Salmon Arm fire halls responded to the blaze around 3 a.m. Jan. 8

A fire that destroyed the home of Neskonlith member Bonnie Thomas on Jan. 8, 2022 has been deemed suspicious. (Contributed)
Fire at a home on Menu Road (WKFR)

UPDATE: West Kelowna fire crews battle stubborn house blaze at -25 C

A fire was reported on Menu Road, Sunday about 9 p.m.

Fire at a home on Menu Road (WKFR)
The MV Zim Kingston arrives in Nanaimo Harbour earlier this month. Sparks from grinding metal ignited a fire aboard the ship on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Nanaimo’s Duke Point. (File photo)

Work on damaged containers sparks another fire aboard MV Zim Kingston in Nanaimo

Sparks from grinder ignite fire in exposed insulation of damaged shipping container

The MV Zim Kingston arrives in Nanaimo Harbour earlier this month. Sparks from grinding metal ignited a fire aboard the ship on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Nanaimo’s Duke Point. (File photo)
Fire at abandoned home. (Brennan Phillips/ Black Press Media)

Abandoned Kelowna house fire considered suspicious

Smoke was spotted coming from the home on Leathead Road

Fire at abandoned home. (Brennan Phillips/ Black Press Media)
Tree is taken down at Mushroom Beach. (Cole Schisler/ Black Press Media)

Half-naked woman ignites willow tree while trying to keep warm at Kelowna beach

A large willow tree is being removed from Mushroom Beach after it was set on fire

Tree is taken down at Mushroom Beach. (Cole Schisler/ Black Press Media)
This photo shows some of the damage incurred to a building after a gas explosion ripped through Building 25 at 19 Wing Comox on Thursday, Nov. 18. Photo by Erin Haluschak

UPDATE: Numerous injuries after explosion on B.C. air force base

Responders on scene after gas leak at CFB 19 Wing Comox on Vancouver Island Thursday morning

This photo shows some of the damage incurred to a building after a gas explosion ripped through Building 25 at 19 Wing Comox on Thursday, Nov. 18. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Fire still burns at the West Fraser Log Yard in the morning of Nov. 10. The fire was first spotted at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

VIDEO: Thousands of logs reduced to burning debris after log yard fire at Quesnel mill

The fire on Quesnel-Hixon Road is fully surrounded by sprinklers this morning

Fire still burns at the West Fraser Log Yard in the morning of Nov. 10. The fire was first spotted at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Firefighters responded to a structure fire in Vernon’s downtown core late Friday night, Nov. 5, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)

Firefighters douse late-night structure fire in downtown Vernon

Crews were able to contain the blaze to a small part of the commercial building

Firefighters responded to a structure fire in Vernon’s downtown core late Friday night, Nov. 5, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)
A back porch entryway caught fire around 1 a.m. on Becks Road in Keremeos, but it was extinguished before it could spread to the rest of the house. (Submitted)

No injuries after early morning back porch fire in Keremeos

15 firefighters were on scene for a few hours to extinguish the blaze

A back porch entryway caught fire around 1 a.m. on Becks Road in Keremeos, but it was extinguished before it could spread to the rest of the house. (Submitted)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services firefighters work on a blaze at the North Valley Gymnastics Society’s gym on 31st Street Sunday morning, Oct. 31. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Vernon gymnastics club hopes to rebuild after fire

President says community is already stepping up after Halloween blaze

Vernon Fire Rescue Services firefighters work on a blaze at the North Valley Gymnastics Society’s gym on 31st Street Sunday morning, Oct. 31. (Roger Knox - Black Press)