Image credit: Pixabay

So far so good for wildfires in Okanagan-Shuswap

More lightning predicted tonight, then increasingly high temperatures over next five days

Despite lightning strikes Thursday evening and overnight, those strikes have not evolved into wildfires – at least not yet.

The Kamloops Fire Centre reports that no new fires have been reported July 6 in the Shuswap or Okanagan.

Fire information officer Nicole Bonnett says a few active fires remain, but they started at a variety of times over the past month.

They are in the Merritt, Lillooet and Kamloops zones, which are all within the Kamloops Fire Centre.

No fires are listed in the Salmon Arm and Vernon zones.

Related: Shuswap wildfires now under control

The fire at Lambly Lake near West Kelowna sits at 0.4 hectares but is considered under control and not active.

Bonnett says a crew is patrolling it today after “actioning” it when it started a few days ago.

Related: Arson suspected in series of Kelowna wildfires

In the Kamloops zone, the Pillmill fire is considered active, but not a threat.

“It’s one that is considered modified response; we’re monitoring it but it’s not active burning as it’s in a remote area.”

The fire in Merritt is also in the patrol stage.

Looking ahead, the forecast for the Shuswap and Okanagan points to thunderstorms for this afternoon and tonight, but none beyond that.

A mix of sun and cloud in the forecast for Saturday will be followed by five sunny days featuring increasing temperatures daily, reaching a predicted high on Thursday of 33 C in Salmon Arm and 35 to 36 C in the Okanagan.


@SalmonArm
marthawickett@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

B.C. man facing first-degree murder charge in death of Belgian tourist

Amelie Sakkalis’ body was found on Aug. 22 near Boston Bar

Cathy English releases second book on the history of Revelstoke

‘Through our lives and our interactions and our words we create this community’

Election 2018: Steven Cross running for city council

Steven Cross is running for city council in the upcoming municipal election.… Continue reading

Election 2018: Garry Pendergast running for school board

Garry Pendergast is running to be a trustee of the Revelstoke School… Continue reading

Home ownership declined in Kelowna, and other large Canadian cities

Homeownership in Canada has declined for the first time in almost half a century.

‘Fire tornado’ erupts as firefighters battle interior B.C. wildfire

Firefighters near Vanderhoof were taken by surprise

Vancouver park board passes motion to learn Indigenous place names

The name of Vancouver’s Stanley Park is now up for debate as the city’s park board confronts its colonial past and pursues reconciliation.

Champ golfer from Spain killed in Iowa; suspect charged

Police said Celia Barquin Arozamena was found dead Monday morning at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames, about 30 miles north of Des Moines.

Trudeau upset after meeting with Saskatchewan chiefs

Trudeau is upset about how time was managed in a recent meeting

Abdelrazik torture lawsuit delay would be unconscionable: lawyer

The federal government is making a last-minute plea to delay the Federal Court hearing

Vernon police respond to accusation of delayed 911 action

Vernon RCMP are working with Westshore Estates residents following complaints of delayed 911 response.

B.C. tent city ‘devastated’ after flash flood

Maple Ridge mayor says that residents shouldn’t have to return to their flooded tents

Filipino-Canadians concerned about family after typhoon hits Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut has killed 66 people in the Philippines and four in China

Ottawa looks at having retired judge help guide renewed pipeline review process

The feds would only says that ‘multiple options were on the table’

Most Read