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Salmon Arm firefighters were quick to extinguish a vehicle fire at a Hillcrest neighbourhood residence Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 22, 2021. (Zachary Roman-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm firefighters respond to vehicle burning in driveway

Firefighters quick to extinguish fully engulfed vehicle in Hillcrest neighbourhood

 

(Clayton Whitelaw/Black Press Media)

West Kelowna Walmart set to reopen after lengthy closure

The store was forced to close following a Sept. 1 fire that sent smoke throughout the building

 

House fire on Moss St. in Revelstoke. (Jocelyn Doll-Revelstoke Review)

Gofundme launched for victims of fire in Revelstoke

The four tenants are now homeless and lost all of their belongings

 

Neighbour Andrea Patz caught this photo of the fire and said the first fire truck was on scene within five minutes and within 10 minutes there were several volunteer firefighters literally running while putting on their gear. “I’m so impressed with our first responder crews,” she said.

UPDATE: No injuries in house fire in Revelstoke

Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services responded to a fire on Moss St.

Neighbour Andrea Patz caught this photo of the fire and said the first fire truck was on scene within five minutes and within 10 minutes there were several volunteer firefighters literally running while putting on their gear. “I’m so impressed with our first responder crews,” she said.
Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino (left) accepts the B.C. Long Service Medal in recognition of his 25 years of fire service on Sept. 8, 2021. (District of Sicamous image)

Sicamous fire chief receives medal for 25 years of service

Brett Ogino was recognized for his dedication on Sept. 8, 2021

Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino (left) accepts the B.C. Long Service Medal in recognition of his 25 years of fire service on Sept. 8, 2021. (District of Sicamous image)
About a dozen people stopped to douse a grass fire that was sparked off Highway 6 near Cherryville Monday. (Cam Brooks photo)

VIDEO: Grass fire sparked in North Okanagan snuffed by citizens

About a dozen people jumped to action after wheel flies off boat trailer

About a dozen people stopped to douse a grass fire that was sparked off Highway 6 near Cherryville Monday. (Cam Brooks photo)
The quick actions of a nearby work crew helped extinguish a fire in Olalla, yesterday afternoon. (File)

Grass fire in Olalla started by excavator shifting rocks

The fire was quickly brought under control by a nearby work crew

The quick actions of a nearby work crew helped extinguish a fire in Olalla, yesterday afternoon. (File)
A fire broke out on the Similkameen River on Aug. 28. (Contributed)

Keremeos Fire Department dealing with back-to-back blazes

They are currently on scene at the Similkameen River were a pile of debris has caught fire

A fire broke out on the Similkameen River on Aug. 28. (Contributed)
(Jennifer Klumpp/GoFundMe)

Rock Creek man’s home burns down after lightning strike

His sister-in-law launched a fundraiser for him to support him

(Jennifer Klumpp/GoFundMe)
A fire consumed a home and workshop in Olalla early on Aug. 14. (Submitted)

Update: Keremeos Fire Department wrestles down Olalla fire after 7 hours

No injuries were reported and multiple buildings were damaged

A fire consumed a home and workshop in Olalla early on Aug. 14. (Submitted)
First United Church on Bernard Avenue in Kelowna. (Google Maps photo)

Firefighters extinguish early morning blaze at downtown Kelowna church

Blaze sparked in the doorway at First United Church on Bernard Avenue around 1 a.m.

First United Church on Bernard Avenue in Kelowna. (Google Maps photo)
Lee Creek Drive in Lee Creek, marked in red, was the road on which passersby were able to extinguish a brush fire Aug. 11 before it took off. Police are calling it arson. (Google Maps)

Police conclude brush fire in North Shuswap deliberately set

Chase RCMP would like anyone who knows anything about the incident to call them

Lee Creek Drive in Lee Creek, marked in red, was the road on which passersby were able to extinguish a brush fire Aug. 11 before it took off. Police are calling it arson. (Google Maps)
A fire early Wednesday, Aug. 4, destroyed this family home in Westbridge. Photo: Submitted

House fire threatens West Boundary community

The fire consumed a family home, but didn’t spread to nearby brush

A fire early Wednesday, Aug. 4, destroyed this family home in Westbridge. Photo: Submitted
Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

Bird takes out power and starts fire in South Okanagan

The Oliver Fire Department extinguished the early morning blaze

Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)
A helicopter drops water on a fire at Gogo’s Christmas Tree Farm on Monday, July 26. (Photo courtesy Brian Irwin)

800 Christmas trees burn in fire at Nanaimo tree farm

Firefighting crews, including helicopters, battle fire all night

A helicopter drops water on a fire at Gogo’s Christmas Tree Farm on Monday, July 26. (Photo courtesy Brian Irwin)
Salmon Arm firefighters responded to a fire at the city landfill on the morning of Friday, July 23, 2021. (Shuswap Emergency Program photo)

Salmon Arm firefighters douse fire at city landfill

Crews from all firehalls responded as a precaution

Salmon Arm firefighters responded to a fire at the city landfill on the morning of Friday, July 23, 2021. (Shuswap Emergency Program photo)
A man was found allegedly setting fire to a wooded area in West Kelowna. (Andrew Lee/Facebook)

West Kelowna man arrested, charged with arson

36-year-old Stephen Leader was taken into custody this morning, West Kelowna RCMP say

A man was found allegedly setting fire to a wooded area in West Kelowna. (Andrew Lee/Facebook)
Firefighters and Pukas Excavating work to contain a fire at a Salmon River Road property on Tuesday night, July 20, 2021. (Anita Gage photo)

Silver Creek residents grateful to firefighters, neighbours after tense night

Silver Creek Fire Department responded to brush fire at Salmon River Road property

Firefighters and Pukas Excavating work to contain a fire at a Salmon River Road property on Tuesday night, July 20, 2021. (Anita Gage photo)
West Kelowna Fire Rescue Station 32 (Contributed: Facebook).

West Kelowna firefighters extinguish blaze at mobile home park

The garage where the fire sparked and a nearby home suffered significant damage

West Kelowna Fire Rescue Station 32 (Contributed: Facebook).
Penticton Fire Department and the RCMP are investigating a fire that took place on July 20 at around 10 p.m. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Shed and nearby dumpsters burn in Penticton

Penticton Fire Department and RCMP are investigating

Penticton Fire Department and the RCMP are investigating a fire that took place on July 20 at around 10 p.m. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)