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The Keremeos Creek wildfire has been burning since July 29 (BC Wildfire Service)

Crews challenged on multiple flanks of Keremeos Creek fire

213 wildland firefighters continue to battle the blaze

  • Aug 7, 2022

 

Crew member scouts for possible contingency lines ahead of the north flank of the fire. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Evacuation alerts lifted while Nohomin Creek fire continues to burn

The fire has been burning since July 14

  • Aug 7, 2022

 

BC Wildfire Service firefighters set hand ignitions along the edge of the Keremeos Creek Wildfire to control burn-off fuel. (BCWS)

No structure damage overnight as crews continue to battle Keremeos Creek wildfire

BC Wildfire Service says crews were challenged overnight in fighting the blaze north of Olalla

 

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

A northwest facing view of the Nohomin Creek wildfire, upslope from the Fraser River at the Seven Mile Creek. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire is an estimated 4,250 hectares in size, not taking into account overnight growth. (Heather Haughian- Western News)

All of Olalla under evacuation order as Keremeos Creek wildfire grows in Okanagan

Fast-moving winds became a concern for the incident management team overnight

The Keremeos Creek wildfire is an estimated 4,250 hectares in size, not taking into account overnight growth. (Heather Haughian- Western News)
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Evacuation alert was issued August 1 at 7 p.m. for Copper Desert Country due to growth of the Watching Creek wildfire northwest of Kamloops (TNRD)

Fire northwest of Kamloops upgraded to ‘fire of note’

Copper Desert Country is under evacuation alert

  • Aug 2, 2022
Evacuation alert was issued August 1 at 7 p.m. for Copper Desert Country due to growth of the Watching Creek wildfire northwest of Kamloops (TNRD)
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 northwest facing view of the Nohomin Creek wildfire, upslope from the Fraser River at the Seven Mile Creek. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Nohomin Creek Fire sees slow growth from rocky slopes, sparse fuels

The fire is burning approximately 1.7 km northwest of Lytton

  • Aug 1, 2022
A northwest facing view of the Nohomin Creek wildfire, upslope from the Fraser River at the Seven Mile Creek. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Keremeos Creek fire was estimated at 437 hectares as of Sunday (July 31) morning (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

Minimal overnight growth at Keremeos Creek fire in South Okanagan

Saturday’s evacuation and air quality alerts remain in effect

  • Jul 31, 2022
Keremeos Creek fire was estimated at 437 hectares as of Sunday (July 31) morning (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
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Nohomin Creek wildfire continues to grow

The blaze is now an estimated 2,666 hectares

(Photo - B.C. Wildfire Services)
The Nohomin Creek fire is estimated at 2,364 hecatres as of July 25. (Photo courtesy of B.C. Wildfire Services)

Lytton’s Nohomin Creek fire sees some growth as heat wave hits B.C.

The wildfire grew from 2,193 hectares to about 2,364 hectares Monday

The Nohomin Creek fire is estimated at 2,364 hecatres as of July 25. (Photo courtesy of B.C. Wildfire Services)
Public overview map of the Nohomin Creek fire on July 23, 2022 (Courtesy of the BC Wildfire Service)

Nohomin Creek fire holding steady, but incoming hot, dry weather a concern

The fire is estimated at 2,193 hectares

  • Jul 24, 2022
Public overview map of the Nohomin Creek fire on July 23, 2022 (Courtesy of the BC Wildfire Service)
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair arrives at a news conference Tuesday June 9, 2020 in Ottawa. Blair announced an advance payment of $870 million for B.C.’s disaster recovery efforts July 18. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Feds deliver $870M of promised $5B disaster recovery fund to B.C.

Money to go to rebuilding infrastructure destroyed by 2021’s fires, floods

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair arrives at a news conference Tuesday June 9, 2020 in Ottawa. Blair announced an advance payment of $870 million for B.C.’s disaster recovery efforts July 18. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A freight train travels past the remains of houses and businesses destroyed by the 2021 wildfire, in Lytton, B.C., on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The acting chief of the Lytton First Nation says about 30 evacuees briefly returned home in an effort to salvage food they left behind in freezers when a wildfire broke out Thursday nearly two kilometres northwest of Lytton. CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Wildfire near Lytton, B.C., grows to 1,706 hectares, remains “out of control”

Nohomin Creek fire has destroyed five homes so far

A freight train travels past the remains of houses and businesses destroyed by the 2021 wildfire, in Lytton, B.C., on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The acting chief of the Lytton First Nation says about 30 evacuees briefly returned home in an effort to salvage food they left behind in freezers when a wildfire broke out Thursday nearly two kilometres northwest of Lytton. CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Nohomin Creek Wildfire estimated at 1,500 hectares was discovered on July 14, 2022 (B.C. Wildfire Service)

Sunday precipitation not expected to help crews fight Nohomin Creek Fire

There was minimal fire activity overnight Saturday to Sunday

  • Jul 17, 2022
Nohomin Creek Wildfire estimated at 1,500 hectares was discovered on July 14, 2022 (B.C. Wildfire Service)
Night time photos of Nohomin Creek wildfire, about two-kilometeres north of Lytton, B.C. July 14, 2022. (Facebook/Edith Loring Kuhanga)
Night time photos of Nohomin Creek wildfire, about two-kilometeres north of Lytton, B.C. July 14, 2022. (Facebook/Edith Loring Kuhanga)
A wildfire started about two-kilometres northwest of Lytton, B.C. on July 14. (Facebook BC Wildfire and Flood Support Group)

Out-of-control Nohomin Creek wildfire near Lytton now 1,500 hectares

Fire is now moving away from the Village of Lytton and Lytton First Nation

A wildfire started about two-kilometres northwest of Lytton, B.C. on July 14. (Facebook BC Wildfire and Flood Support Group)
The wildfire season has been off to a slow start thanks to cooler, wetter June weather. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

B.C. wildfire season off to a slow start, more ignitions anticipated in July

As of July 4, there have only been 217 fire starts — about half of normal

The wildfire season has been off to a slow start thanks to cooler, wetter June weather. (BC Wildfire Service photo)