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The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was deployed to Maple Ridge just before 2 p.m. on Friday. (Blackpress file)

Homicide investigation underway in Maple Ridge

A body has been found in a vehicle fire in the 14300 block of 256 Street

 

Firefighters battle a vehicle fire in the Vernon Parkade Friday, Nov. 25. (Deena Lehoux photo)

VIDEO: Car catches fire in Vernon Parkade

Firefighters on scene as smoke pouring out of third level

 

The fire was reported just before 6 p.m. Nov. 23. (Contributed)

Emergency crews battle house fire after days of chaos in Merritt

A home went up in flames Wednesday night

 

Firefighters were called to a blaze in a trailer park in Coldstream Friday morning, Nov. 18. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Firefighters were called to a blaze in a trailer park in Coldstream Friday morning, Nov. 18. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
This is the charred remains of the 110-year-old Warren House on Lakeshore Drive. An explosion caused the home to collapse on March 7. The debris has remained untouched ever since. (File photo)

City of Penticton pays to clean up fire debris at heritage home explosion site

At a cost of $45,500, work at the former Warren House will begin Dec. 5

This is the charred remains of the 110-year-old Warren House on Lakeshore Drive. An explosion caused the home to collapse on March 7. The debris has remained untouched ever since. (File photo)
Scorch and burn marks can be seen on a wall and Seacan at Salvation Army where a suspicious fire was Monday, Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Second suspicious fire in under a month at Penticton Salvation Army

The fire was close to the transport van but did not damage it

Scorch and burn marks can be seen on a wall and Seacan at Salvation Army where a suspicious fire was Monday, Nov. 21. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Firefighters battle a suspicious blaze at Canadian Tire early Saturday, Nov. 19. (Vernon Firefighters Local1517 photo)

Arson suspected in Vernon Canadian Tire fire

RCMP investigating blaze sparked early Saturday morning

Firefighters battle a suspicious blaze at Canadian Tire early Saturday, Nov. 19. (Vernon Firefighters Local1517 photo)
A fire at Vernon's Canadian Tire early Saturday morning, Nov. 19, 2022, has been deemed suspicious. (Vernon Fire Rescue Services/Instagram)

Fire at Vernon Canadian Tire deemed suspicious

The blaze broke out just before 3 a.m. Saturday morning

A fire at Vernon's Canadian Tire early Saturday morning, Nov. 19, 2022, has been deemed suspicious. (Vernon Fire Rescue Services/Instagram)
A fire was sparked in a Coldstream home Friday shortly after 11 a.m. (Shawn Morgan photo)

VIDEO: Firefighters battling trailer fire in Coldstream

Blaze sparked in trailer park Friday shortly after 11 a.m.

A fire was sparked in a Coldstream home Friday shortly after 11 a.m. (Shawn Morgan photo)
Firefighters and RCMP on Rail Trail, Nov. 17. (Jordy Cunningham/ Capital News)

‘It’s not the first and it won’t be the last’: Fire crews douse blaze on Kelowna’s Rail Trail

Those experiencing homelessness are building campfires for warmth off the Rail Trail

Firefighters and RCMP on Rail Trail, Nov. 17. (Jordy Cunningham/ Capital News)
Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

Second fire on derelict Oliver property this year destroys transient camp

Oliver FD has been to the Station Street property for at least 2 suspicious fires

Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)
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‘When people call 911 they expect help’: Okanagan MLAs demand solutions to ambulance reduction

The Kelowna fire department said that Kelowna has not yet seen severe ambulance delays

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The current Glenmore Firehall is located at 550 Valley Road North. (Photo/Google)

New fire hall for Kelowna’s Glenmore neighbourhood

Changes to the Official Community Plan needed before construction can start

The current Glenmore Firehall is located at 550 Valley Road North. (Photo/Google)
A fire in Kamloops prompted safety warnings from departments in the Interior over the potential dangers of lithium batteries. (Screenshot- Kamloops Fire Rescue, Facebook video)

Explosive footage from Kamloops prompts safety warnings over lithium batteries

Defective batteries can overheat, catch fire or explode: Kamloops Fire Rescue

A fire in Kamloops prompted safety warnings from departments in the Interior over the potential dangers of lithium batteries. (Screenshot- Kamloops Fire Rescue, Facebook video)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a report of smoke in a housing complex resulting from an unattended pot on a stove. The local fire department is using that as a safety reminder to residents. (File photo)

Homeless camp fire sparked in Vernon

Blaze sparked same day as Coldstream house fire

Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a report of smoke in a housing complex resulting from an unattended pot on a stove. The local fire department is using that as a safety reminder to residents. (File photo)
Candles used for light and warmth at Kelowna’s Tent City (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

3 blazes in a week at Kelowna’s Tent City has residents calling for extinguishers

Many people are using candles, wood fires and propane heaters to stay warm

Candles used for light and warmth at Kelowna’s Tent City (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Penticton is undamaged after four “suspicious” nearby fires on Thursday morning, Nov. 3. (Google Street View)

Penticton car dealership escapes damage after 4 ‘suspicious’ fires

Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep and nearby homes were threatened by the set fires

Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Penticton is undamaged after four “suspicious” nearby fires on Thursday morning, Nov. 3. (Google Street View)
A home has been destroyed in a fire that broke out Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 up Silver Star Road. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Home destroyed in fire near Vernon

BX Swan Lake crews on scene, Silver Star firefighters called for mutual aid

A home has been destroyed in a fire that broke out Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 up Silver Star Road. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A multi-acre grass fire erupted in Oliver on Oct. 30. (Oliver Department/Facebook)

VIDEO: Halloween fireworks believed to be cause of 2-hectare grass fire in Oliver

‘A reminder to the public we are still in a high fire danger rating,’ Oliver FD says

A multi-acre grass fire erupted in Oliver on Oct. 30. (Oliver Department/Facebook)
Firefighters respond to report of explosion in Rutland. (Contributed)

Loud ‘explosion’ shakes Rutland neighbourhood

A man was taken to hospital with minor burns

Firefighters respond to report of explosion in Rutland. (Contributed)
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