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The Cosens Creek wildfire in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park in Coldstream, which began Friday, Aug. 19, has been classified as out as of Sunday, Aug. 21. (Coldstream Fire Department photo)

North Okanagan wildfires held, extinguished

Vlem Creek fire estimated at three hectares in size; Cosens Creek fire classified as out by B.C. Wildfire

The Cosens Creek wildfire in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park in Coldstream, which began Friday, Aug. 19, has been classified as out as of Sunday, Aug. 21. (Coldstream Fire Department photo)
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11,000 lightning strikes spark nearly 100 new fires: BC Wildfire Service

188 active fires burning in province, 6 considered fires of note

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The Keremeos Creek wildfire on Friday, Aug. 19. (BC Wildfire Service)

Winds and planned ignitions grow Keremeos Creek wildfire to 7,000 hectares

Winds expected to increase amid risk of thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday

The Keremeos Creek wildfire on Friday, Aug. 19. (BC Wildfire Service)
Fire burning near Armstrong.

UPDATE: Wildfire just east of Armstrong grows to 10 hectares

BC Wildfire is on scene of a blaze near Armstrong

Fire burning near Armstrong.
A map from the BC Wildfire Dashboard, indicating the location of the Akolkolex wildfire east of Revelstoke. (BC Wildfire Service)

Wildfire east of Revelstoke prompts area restriction near Akolkolex FSR

The wildfire 24 km east of Revelstoke has been burning since Aug. 12

A map from the BC Wildfire Dashboard, indicating the location of the Akolkolex wildfire east of Revelstoke. (BC Wildfire Service)
The BC Wildfire Service is responding to the Mount Grice-Hutchinson wildfire, about 20 kilometres south of Seymour Arm, on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Firefighters continue attack on Shuswap wildfire that prompted evacuation alert

BC Wildfire Service crews working on two fires, with a third on their radar

  • Aug 18, 2022
The BC Wildfire Service is responding to the Mount Grice-Hutchinson wildfire, about 20 kilometres south of Seymour Arm, on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Apex Fire Brigade worked alongside BC Wildfire Services and many other B.C. fire departments to protect the evacuated properties at Apex Mountain Resort from the nearby Keremeos Creek Wildfire. Apex residents expressed their gratitude to all the firefighters who kept their homes intact. (Apex Fire Brigade)

No more properties are on evacuation order for Keremeos Creek wildfire

Evacuation orders for properties along Green Mountain and Sheep Creek Road rescinded, alerts lifted

Apex Fire Brigade worked alongside BC Wildfire Services and many other B.C. fire departments to protect the evacuated properties at Apex Mountain Resort from the nearby Keremeos Creek Wildfire. Apex residents expressed their gratitude to all the firefighters who kept their homes intact. (Apex Fire Brigade)
BX-Swan Lake Fire Department (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon fire sparked by lawnmower blade

The blaze was contained by the farmer until firefighters arrived

BX-Swan Lake Fire Department (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Lightning strikes in B.C. between August 10 and 13, 2022 (BC Wildfire Service/Facebook)

B.C. light show ignited 140 new wildfires

Lightning touched ground over 17,000 times

  • Aug 14, 2022
Lightning strikes in B.C. between August 10 and 13, 2022 (BC Wildfire Service/Facebook)
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Two wildfires on the go east of Vernon

Both were caused by lightning

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A car crash along Highway 3 sparked a new wildfire on Friday morning between Keremeos and Osoyoos. (BCWS)

UPDATE: Evacuation alert rescinded along Highway 3 for Richter Mountain wildfire

A car accident on Highway 3 sparked the Richter Mountain wildfire

A car crash along Highway 3 sparked a new wildfire on Friday morning between Keremeos and Osoyoos. (BCWS)
(B.C. Wildfire Services Dashboard)

Lightning starts wildfire east of Vernon

The blaze is 0.80 hectares in Cherryville

(B.C. Wildfire Services Dashboard)

UPDATE: Smoky skies bulletin ended for Southern Interior

Wildfire smoke is impacting the Okanagan, Nicola, Shuswap, Columbia, Boundary and Kootenay

Lightning storms are expected across Southern B.C. on Wednesday and Thursday, creating the risk of new wildfires. (Photo courtesy of Murray Foubister, via Wikimedia Commons)

Lightning sparks wildfires on B.C. coast, electrical storms heading inland

Multiple new wildfires have started in the Coastal Fire Centre: B.C. Wildfire Service

Lightning storms are expected across Southern B.C. on Wednesday and Thursday, creating the risk of new wildfires. (Photo courtesy of Murray Foubister, via Wikimedia Commons)
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Concern over incoming weather as Keremeos Creek wildfire grows past 6,800 ha

Potential lightning, thunderstorms and erratic winds are being monitored into tomorrow

(BC Wildfire Service)
BC Wildfire Service crews are using planned ignitions to control where wildfires are burning. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)

B.C. wildfires: 55 blazes burning, 8 of particular concern

Steep, rocky terrain and hot, dry conditions posing challenges for crews

BC Wildfire Service crews are using planned ignitions to control where wildfires are burning. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)
An aerial view of the Keremeos Creek wildfire is shown in a July 29, 2022 handout photo. Hot weather and dry conditions are the usual suspects in any wildfire season, but experts say a complex interplay of topography and unpredictable winds can create particularly challenging adversaries for firefighters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service

Unpredictable winds make wildfires an erratic adversary: experts

Topography and the way winds travel over it add complications to firefighting efforts

An aerial view of the Keremeos Creek wildfire is shown in a July 29, 2022 handout photo. Hot weather and dry conditions are the usual suspects in any wildfire season, but experts say a complex interplay of topography and unpredictable winds can create particularly challenging adversaries for firefighters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service
Keremeos Creek Wildfire planned ignitions (BC Wildfire Service)

Fire fuelling forecast for Keremeos Creek wildfire, near Penticton

The Keremeos fire near Penticton is currently 5903 hectares in size.

Keremeos Creek Wildfire planned ignitions (BC Wildfire Service)
Over 400 firefighters are tackling the wildfire at Keremeos Creek, near Penticton. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)

B.C. wildfires: 8 fires of note burning in province’s south

Keremeos Creek fire near Penticton by far the largest at 5,903 hectares

Over 400 firefighters are tackling the wildfire at Keremeos Creek, near Penticton. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)
The Nohomin Creek wildfire near Lytton continues to burn, although evacuation alerts have been lifted. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

Nohomin Creek wildfire stable on most flanks

Blaze near Lytton has grown to an estimated 3,745 hectares

The Nohomin Creek wildfire near Lytton continues to burn, although evacuation alerts have been lifted. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)