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A picture of the Goode Creek wildfire south of Kelowna, B.C. on Aug. 1, 2018. Image contributed by Nicole Hemeon Photography.

Global infernos create firefighter shortage

Wildfire resources are being put to the test around the world as fires burn out of control.

A picture of the Goode Creek wildfire south of Kelowna, B.C. on Aug. 1, 2018. Image contributed by Nicole Hemeon Photography.
Nearly 100 firefighters battle Placer Mountain fire

Nearly 100 firefighters battle Placer Mountain fire

BC Wildfire Service continues to work to get blaze under control

Nearly 100 firefighters battle Placer Mountain fire
Breaking: Snowy Mountain wildfire jumps Similkameen River

Breaking: Snowy Mountain wildfire jumps Similkameen River

The Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos continues to rage out of control

Breaking: Snowy Mountain wildfire jumps Similkameen River
A photo taken around 5 a.m. Thurs., Aug. 2 of the Snowy Mountain Fire from a home on Newton Road in Cawston. (Patti Hillman photo)

Update: Five homes evacuated due to increased activity at Snowy Mountain wildfire

The Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos continues to rage out of control

A photo taken around 5 a.m. Thurs., Aug. 2 of the Snowy Mountain Fire from a home on Newton Road in Cawston. (Patti Hillman photo)
Update: RCMP successfully remove man from Kamloops Denny’s

Update: RCMP successfully remove man from Kamloops Denny’s

Kamloops Mounties close 500-block of Columbia Street; person barricaded in business.

Update: RCMP successfully remove man from Kamloops Denny’s
Ash coats a car in downtown Penticton. Image: Kristi Patton

Update: Ash falls in Okanagan as Similkameen fire grows

Drivers from Penticton to Vernon are reporting a layer of ash on their vehicles.

Ash coats a car in downtown Penticton. Image: Kristi Patton
Breaking: 865 properties on evacuation alert, Snowy Mountain fire doubles in size

Breaking: 865 properties on evacuation alert, Snowy Mountain fire doubles in size

As of Wednesday morning the Snowy Mountain fire has grown to 6,155 hectares in size.

Breaking: 865 properties on evacuation alert, Snowy Mountain fire doubles in size
UPDATE: Placer Mountain fire in Similkameen Valley grows to 2,336 hectares

UPDATE: Placer Mountain fire in Similkameen Valley grows to 2,336 hectares

BC Wildfire Service continues to work to get blaze under control

UPDATE: Placer Mountain fire in Similkameen Valley grows to 2,336 hectares
Kamloops RCMP blitz nabs a dozen impaired drivers

Kamloops RCMP blitz nabs a dozen impaired drivers

A total of 19 different drivers were pulled over that RCMP allege were impaired

Kamloops RCMP blitz nabs a dozen impaired drivers
Lytton sets new record at 41.4 C, heat warnings in effect across B.C.

Lytton sets new record at 41.4 C, heat warnings in effect across B.C.

Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for much for the province today.

Lytton sets new record at 41.4 C, heat warnings in effect across B.C.
Youths playing with lighter start Kelowna wildfire by accident

Youths playing with lighter start Kelowna wildfire by accident

BC Wildfire and the Kelowna fire department are on scene of a blaze in Glenmore

Youths playing with lighter start Kelowna wildfire by accident
Bringing their hits from the 1990s to Kelowna on their Back To The ’90s Tour will be Vanilla Ice, Rob Base, Young MC and Freedom Williams with the C&C Music Factory. Photo: Contributed

‘Scheduling conflict’ cancels Back To The 90’s concert in Kelowna

Prospera Place concert was set to feature Vanilla Ice, Rob Base, Young MC, C&C Music Factory

Bringing their hits from the 1990s to Kelowna on their Back To The ’90s Tour will be Vanilla Ice, Rob Base, Young MC and Freedom Williams with the C&C Music Factory. Photo: Contributed
Okanagan wildfire round-up: 320 firefighters battle scorching heat and flames

Okanagan wildfire round-up: 320 firefighters battle scorching heat and flames

A look at the major wildfires impacting the Okanagan, Similkameen and region.

Okanagan wildfire round-up: 320 firefighters battle scorching heat and flames
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Update: Eneas wildfire being held, evacuation alerts rescinded

The Mount Eneas wildfire burning near Peachland continues to burn away from houses

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Update: Okanagan Mountain Park fire still out of control

Update: Okanagan Mountain Park fire still out of control

Crews will continue to strengthen the east flank

Update: Okanagan Mountain Park fire still out of control
Alberta firefighters brought in to assist B.C. fire fight

Alberta firefighters brought in to assist B.C. fire fight

The BC Wildfire Service has enlisted the help of more than a dozen Alberta firefighters.

Alberta firefighters brought in to assist B.C. fire fight
Okanagan Mountain Park fire still out of control

Okanagan Mountain Park fire still out of control

Crews will continue to strengthen the east flank

Okanagan Mountain Park fire still out of control
BC Wildfire Service                                A fire is currently burning near Highway 1 north of Spences Bridge.

Update: Spences Bridge wildfire now under control

Evacuation Alerts in the area have been rescinded to All Clear.

BC Wildfire Service                                A fire is currently burning near Highway 1 north of Spences Bridge.
BC Wildfire Service firefighters battle the Mount Eneas wildfire. Image: BC Wildfire Service

Okanagan wildfire round-up: Emergency operation centre deactivated

A look at the major wildfires impacting the Okanagan, Similkameen and region.

BC Wildfire Service firefighters battle the Mount Eneas wildfire. Image: BC Wildfire Service
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Eneas remains out of control, evacuation alerts rescinded

The Mount Eneas wildfire burning near Peachland continues to grow away from houses

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