News That Matters

Tag: BC wildfires

New North Okanagan wildfire, east of Armstrong, estimated at 10 hectares
Global News

New North Okanagan wildfire, east of Armstrong, estimated at 10 hectares

Not long after a new wildfire was discovered burning just south of Vernon on Friday afternoon, a second was found in the North Okanagan. The Vlem Creek wildfire is located around nine km directly east of Armstrong and is located in rugged terrain just north of Silver Star Provincial Park. Read more: Cosens Creek wildfire, just south of Vernon, sized at 4.6 hectares The fire was initially estimated to be five hectares in size but was later updated on Friday to 10 hectares.It was said to have Rank 3 behaviour, which is an organized front and a moderate rate of spread, with occasional tree candling.The BC Wildfire Service are responding to the Vlem Creek Wildfire (K41616) located approximately 9 km east of Armstrong. The fire is estimated at five hectares in si...
New wildfires in Kamloops Fire Centre, including 2 in North Okanagan
Global News

New wildfires in Kamloops Fire Centre, including 2 in North Okanagan

Fifteen new wildfires, sparked by an ongoing lightning storm, are burning in the Kamloops Fire District, with two in the North Okanagan and one well east of Kelowna. “These fires are being actioned by crews and aerial reconnaissance is being used to assess these fires,” the BC Wildfire Service said Friday morning.Of the 15, 12 were discovered on Friday, with three found on Thursday. Read more: B.C. wildfire worries mount as heat wave leads into B.C. Day long weekend One of the North Okanagan fires, located near Miriam Creek, is burning around eight kilometres east of Armstrong. It was discovered Friday and hasn’t yet been sized.The second is well east of Vernon, situated almost halfway between Lumby and Cherryville. The Bryers Road fire was also discovered F...