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The log yard located at the Nakusp hot springs caught fire around 9:20 p.m. July 8, it is believed a lightning strike is the cause of the blaze. (Submitted-Skye Cunningham)

Large fire sparks at Nakusp log yard

Cause of fire suspected to be lightning

The log yard located at the Nakusp hot springs caught fire around 9:20 p.m. July 8, it is believed a lightning strike is the cause of the blaze. (Submitted-Skye Cunningham)
Max Lake Road attracts illegal dumping, torched vehicles and other dangerous activity. (Bruce Turnbull/Contributed)

Proactive pair protects Penticton neighbourhood from devastating fire potential

‘It’s not a matter of if, but when,’ wildfire hits Husula, near road with slew of illegal activity

Max Lake Road attracts illegal dumping, torched vehicles and other dangerous activity. (Bruce Turnbull/Contributed)
West Kelowna firefighters put out a small grassfire on Wednesday, July 7. (Contributed/West Kelowna Fire Rescue)

Grass fire in West Kelowna causes power outage

The blaze was quickly knocked down by crews, power out in Boucherie area

West Kelowna firefighters put out a small grassfire on Wednesday, July 7. (Contributed/West Kelowna Fire Rescue)
Seven people, including four children, have died in a house fire in Chestermere, Alta., just east of Calgary, Friday, July 2, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘So devastating:’ 7 people dead, 5 escape house fire east of Calgary

RCMP said the cause of the fire is under investigation

Seven people, including four children, have died in a house fire in Chestermere, Alta., just east of Calgary, Friday, July 2, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Fire ripped through a residential unit at the Maples on Maple Street in Penticton, leaving residents homeless. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

GoFundMe set up for victims of Penticton fire

The Large family lost everything they owned in the blaze

Fire ripped through a residential unit at the Maples on Maple Street in Penticton, leaving residents homeless. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Several emergency vehicles including fire trucks, police, an ambulance and a BC Wildfire crew respond to a barn fire, in this photo on the right hand side of 40th Street NE, in Salmon Arm on Tuesday afternoon, June 29. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm firefighters extinguish barn fire in 40 C heat

Dry terrain and high temperatures heighten danger of blaze spreading

Several emergency vehicles including fire trucks, police, an ambulance and a BC Wildfire crew respond to a barn fire, in this photo on the right hand side of 40th Street NE, in Salmon Arm on Tuesday afternoon, June 29. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Maple Street apartment fire. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

“Everything is gone’: Multiple homes destroyed in Penticton multiplex fire

Penticton Fire Dept. got the blaze under control within an hour but not before homes were lost

Maple Street apartment fire. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Vernon Restholm residents were evacuated briefly Tuesday afternoon for reports of smoke, but were quickly allowed back in and out of the 46 degree Celsius heat. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

‘Smoke’ evacuates Vernon seniors’ home

Fire extinguisher used and discharge may have been mistaken as smoke by others

Vernon Restholm residents were evacuated briefly Tuesday afternoon for reports of smoke, but were quickly allowed back in and out of the 46 degree Celsius heat. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Firefighters responded to a grass fire in the West Bench area on the morning of June 24. The hillside fire was near Selby Park, off West Bench Drive. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton grass fire almost a ‘catastrophic’ situation: fire chief

Westbench area was near evacuation, says Penticton fire chief

Firefighters responded to a grass fire in the West Bench area on the morning of June 24. The hillside fire was near Selby Park, off West Bench Drive. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Firefighters responded to a grass fire in the West Bench area on the morning of June 24. The hillside fire was near Selby Park, off West Bench Drive. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Crews respond to fire on West Bench Drive near Penticton

Fire near Selby Park reported on morning of June 24

Firefighters responded to a grass fire in the West Bench area on the morning of June 24. The hillside fire was near Selby Park, off West Bench Drive. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
BX-Swan Lake firefighters responded to reports of a wildfire Tuesday, June 22, 2021. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

Small fire sparks fear in Vernon homeowner

BX-Swan Lake firefighters respond to reports of wildfire

BX-Swan Lake firefighters responded to reports of a wildfire Tuesday, June 22, 2021. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
A home on Cameo Drive sustained major damage due to an early morning fire Monday, June 21. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Fire sparked during Vernon home renovation

Heavy black smoke from Cameo Drive home, no one inside

A home on Cameo Drive sustained major damage due to an early morning fire Monday, June 21. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
An Armstrong family that lost their home to a fire on Wednesday still hasn’t found their cat as of Friday, June 18, 2021. (Facebook photo)

Family cat still missing, days after fire destroys Armstrong home

There were no injuries from Wednesday’s blaze, but two days later there’s still no sign of the white feline

An Armstrong family that lost their home to a fire on Wednesday still hasn’t found their cat as of Friday, June 18, 2021. (Facebook photo)
Lake Country firefighters made good use of pet respirators they keep on board June 17, 2021. (District of Lake Country)

PHOTOS: 11 dogs rescued, home destroyed in large blaze in Okanagan

Home deemed a total loss, cause remains unknown but crews thankful for pet respirators

Lake Country firefighters made good use of pet respirators they keep on board June 17, 2021. (District of Lake Country)
The remains of the Mid-Island Co-op in Whiskey Creek along the Alberni Highway on Friday, June 18, after a blaze the day before devastated the gas station. (Michael Briones photo)

VIDEO: Camper van explosion burns Vancouver Island gas station to the ground

Nine fire departments responded to the incident, no injuries reported

The remains of the Mid-Island Co-op in Whiskey Creek along the Alberni Highway on Friday, June 18, after a blaze the day before devastated the gas station. (Michael Briones photo)
A structure is burning on Sage Avenue in Armstrong Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (Richard Breaks - Facebook)

UPDATE: Explosions heard from Armstrong house fire

Amstrong blaze causing lots of smoke

A structure is burning on Sage Avenue in Armstrong Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (Richard Breaks - Facebook)
Employees at Playtime Casino wait outside while firefighters inspect the building after a small storage room fire on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News).

Small fire at Kelowna’s Playtime Casino as staff preps to re-open

Fire ignited in the storage room, but the staff were able to put it out

Employees at Playtime Casino wait outside while firefighters inspect the building after a small storage room fire on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News).
Fire trucks parked near the McEachern Tobacco Barn on Wednesday, June 16.(Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Fire at heritage tobacco barn in Kelowna doused by residents

McEachern Tobacco Barn is on the city’s heritage register

Fire trucks parked near the McEachern Tobacco Barn on Wednesday, June 16.(Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A trailer burned down near Arrow Park on June 5. (Photo by Desiree Donahue)
A trailer burned down near Arrow Park on June 5. (Photo by Desiree Donahue)
There was a house fire in Revelstoke on June 11 in the 900 block of Farrel Road. (Facebook)
There was a house fire in Revelstoke on June 11 in the 900 block of Farrel Road. (Facebook)