B.C. Wildfires 2022

A northwest facing view of the Nohomin Creek wildfire, upslope from the Fraser River at the Seven Mile Creek. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Cooler temps slow Nohomin Creek wildfire activity, but not out of the woods yet

Despite the cooler weather, the fire isn’t out of the woods yet with temperatures expecting to raise

 

Night time photos of Nohomin Creek wildfire, about two kilometres north of Lytton, B.C. July 14, 2022. (Facebook/Edith Loring Kuhanga)

Nohomin creek wildfire near Lytton slows with cooler weather

Burning conditions will likely return to what was experienced in late July with weekend heat

 

Maria Creek wildfire burning 6 kilometres northeast of Pavailion. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Rain, cooler temperatures give B.C. wildfire fighters a brief reprieve

Upcoming hot stretch expected to exacerbate fire conditions

 

A BC Wildfire Service photo shows fire activity at Maria Creek near Pavilion on Aug. 2. The service says wildfire activity will continue throughout August. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

Intensified wildfire activity expected to continue through August: BC Wildfire

Southern areas will bear the brunt with above seasonal temperatures forecast

A BC Wildfire Service photo shows fire activity at Maria Creek near Pavilion on Aug. 2. The service says wildfire activity will continue throughout August. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
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Firefighters are battling 91 active fires in B.C. as of Aug. 3, including at Keremeos Creek near Penticton. Here, they work to implement small-scale planned ignitions along Highway 3A. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)

B.C. wildfire season intensifies with 91 active blazes, 5 of note

Vast majority believed to be caused by lightning

Firefighters are battling 91 active fires in B.C. as of Aug. 3, including at Keremeos Creek near Penticton. Here, they work to implement small-scale planned ignitions along Highway 3A. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)
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Clay Smith, father, digging a trench to prevent encroachment of the fire (Caillum Smith/Preserved Light Photography)

Father-son duo fights South Okanagan wildfire to save their home

Their neighbour’s home was lost in the blaze

Clay Smith, father, digging a trench to prevent encroachment of the fire (Caillum Smith/Preserved Light Photography)
Crew member scouts for possible contingency lines ahead of the north flank of the fire. The fire is being managed by the Nohomin Creek wildfire crew. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Lightning strike causes fire of note in Maria Creek

The “aggressive” fire is now 800ha

Crew member scouts for possible contingency lines ahead of the north flank of the fire. The fire is being managed by the Nohomin Creek wildfire crew. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Picture taken from Yellow Lake parking lot/bathrooms at 12:57 a.m. Aug. 2, 2022. (Stacey Melara Facebook)

Highway 3A closes due to Keremeos Creek wildfire

DriveBC has no estimated time of re-opening

Picture taken from Yellow Lake parking lot/bathrooms at 12:57 a.m. Aug. 2, 2022. (Stacey Melara Facebook)
Dozens of firefighters and 11 helicopters continue to battle the Nohomin Creek blaze Aug. 2. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

Nohomin Creek wildfire fighters battle heat exhaustion as blaze slowly grows

The Lytton-area fire is suspected to be human caused, but is still under investigation

Dozens of firefighters and 11 helicopters continue to battle the Nohomin Creek blaze Aug. 2. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
A BC Wildfire Service photo shows the southwest corner of the Keremeos Creek wildfire as of Sunday (July 31). It has since more than quintupled in size. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Wildfire near Penticton more than quintuples in size

Over 300 properties now under evacuation order due to Keremeos Creek wildfire

A BC Wildfire Service photo shows the southwest corner of the Keremeos Creek wildfire as of Sunday (July 31). It has since more than quintupled in size. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire is currently visible from the Apex Mountain Resort’s webcams. (Apex Mountain Resort)

B.C. resort village evacuated as Penticton-area wildfire approaches

Keremeos Creek wildfire estimated at 437 hectares and growing

The Keremeos Creek wildfire is currently visible from the Apex Mountain Resort’s webcams. (Apex Mountain Resort)
The snow making machines are primed and ready to fight the Keremeos Creek wildfire if the blaze starts threatening the popular ski village. (Apex Mountain Resort)

Apex Mountain snowmaking guns ready to fight Pentiction-area wildfire

Snowmaking guns can shoot water 150 feet and oscillate

The snow making machines are primed and ready to fight the Keremeos Creek wildfire if the blaze starts threatening the popular ski village. (Apex Mountain Resort)
Dolly Kruger took pictures of Keremeos Creek fire off Green Mountain Road on Friday night. (Facebook)

Wildfire near Penticton puts Apex Mountain Village under evacuation alert

More properties evacuated as ‘aggressive’ fire has grown to over 440 hectares

Dolly Kruger took pictures of Keremeos Creek fire off Green Mountain Road on Friday night. (Facebook)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire, spotted on Friday, July 29, is already an estimated 100 hectares in size. (BC Wildfire Service)

Aggressive wildfire prompts evacuation orders near Penticton

The RDOS issued the evacuation order at 9:30 p.m. Friday night

The Keremeos Creek wildfire, spotted on Friday, July 29, is already an estimated 100 hectares in size. (BC Wildfire Service)
(Photo - B.C. Wildfire Services)

Nohomin Creek wildfire continues to grow

The blaze is now an estimated 2,666 hectares

(Photo - B.C. Wildfire Services)
(Photo - B.C. Wildfire Services)

UPDATE – Nohomin Creek wildfire sees growth amid heatwave

Temperatures of 41C may lead to increased fire behaviour in the Stein Valley

(Photo - B.C. Wildfire Services)
Chad Goldney (l) and Olivia Hughes with Sunshine and her new puppies on June 23, 2022. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Puppy love: Lytton wildfire crew gets paws-itively delightful surprise

Puppies with a powerful connection to Lytton firefighters make special appearance at base camp

Chad Goldney (l) and Olivia Hughes with Sunshine and her new puppies on June 23, 2022. (Photo credit: Submitted)