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RCMP are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and suffered severe injuries Thursday. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon woman suffers life-threatening injuries after being hit by SUV

Patient suffers severe injuries from 53rd Avenue incident Thursday

RCMP are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and suffered severe injuries Thursday. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A fire was started in the covered parking area of the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce last month. (Dan Proulx photo)

Cold weather sparks increase in warming fires in Vernon

Downtown businesses urged to keep potential burning material away from buildings

A fire was started in the covered parking area of the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce last month. (Dan Proulx photo)
North Westside Fire Rescue has seen the departure of another fire chief after only a few months on the job. (Google Maps)

North Westside fire department looking for another fire chief

Captain Nick Cantyn promoted to be acting chief for the time being

North Westside Fire Rescue has seen the departure of another fire chief after only a few months on the job. (Google Maps)
A barn bursts into flames in Falkland Wednesday, Dec. 8. (Bev Laponder photo)

Flames devour Falkland barn

Blaze destroyed old structure on cattle farm Wednesday, Dec. 8

A barn bursts into flames in Falkland Wednesday, Dec. 8. (Bev Laponder photo)
A Grindrod home was destroyed by flames Sunday, Dec. 5. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Pup lost in North Okanagan home fire

Community rallies for father and son after blaze destroys their Grindrod home

A Grindrod home was destroyed by flames Sunday, Dec. 5. (Contributed)
A fire in Grindrod destroyed a home and claimed a young pup Sunday afternoon. (Contributed)

Pup lost in North Okanagan home fire

Blaze destroys Grindrod home, leaves homeowner with nothing

A fire in Grindrod destroyed a home and claimed a young pup Sunday afternoon. (Contributed)
Firefighters returned to the North Valley Gymnastics Club Tuesday morning to douse hot spots in the remains following the devastating fire Sunday. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon gymnastics fire deemed suspicious

RCMP investigating Oct. 31 blaze that destroyed facility, community rallies around North Valley

Firefighters returned to the North Valley Gymnastics Club Tuesday morning to douse hot spots in the remains following the devastating fire Sunday. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A camper trailer caught fire in a parking lot on Anderson Way Wednesday, Nov. 3. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

UPDATE: Trailer destroyed in midday Vernon fire

Firefighters responded to ‘fully involved’ blaze, managed to spare truck from fire

A camper trailer caught fire in a parking lot on Anderson Way Wednesday, Nov. 3. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
Midway Fire and Rescue volunteers held the diesel spill before the fuel could enter a nearby culvert, according to Chief Mike Daloise. Photo: Submitted

Semi crashes on ‘sharp, hairpin turn’ on Hwy 3, officials respond to diesel spill

Nearby section of Kettle River unaffected, says Ministry of Environment

Midway Fire and Rescue volunteers held the diesel spill before the fuel could enter a nearby culvert, according to Chief Mike Daloise. Photo: Submitted
Firefighters from five Greater Trail halls attended a fire at Retriev Technologies, located in Columbia Gardens Industrial Park, Monday night. Photo: Trail Times

Crews called to fire at recycling plant in outskirts of Trail

Firefighters were called to Retriev Technologies Monday night

Firefighters from five Greater Trail halls attended a fire at Retriev Technologies, located in Columbia Gardens Industrial Park, Monday night. Photo: Trail Times
No one was hurt when this single-engine Cessna overshot the runway along the Canada-U.S. border Sunday, Oct. 17. Photo: Submitted

American plane makes hard landing near Christina Lake

Christina Lake Fire Rescue makes quick response on Cascade side of Canada-U.S. border

No one was hurt when this single-engine Cessna overshot the runway along the Canada-U.S. border Sunday, Oct. 17. Photo: Submitted
A firefighter stands on the shoreline of the St.Lawrence River Monday, October 18, 2021, where a firefighter drowned during a rescue operation in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Montreal firefighter dead after falling into St. Lawrence River during rescue mission

Boaters in distress saved, but for an unknown reason fire department rescue boat then capsized

A firefighter stands on the shoreline of the St.Lawrence River Monday, October 18, 2021, where a firefighter drowned during a rescue operation in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Oliver firefighter demostrates what throwing half a cup of water on a grease fire will do at the fire hall’s open house on Saturday. (Oliver Fire video)

VIDEO: Don’t throw water on stove-top grease fire: Oliver Fire Department

Video shows how throwing half a cup of water on fire reacts like an explosion

Oliver firefighter demostrates what throwing half a cup of water on a grease fire will do at the fire hall’s open house on Saturday. (Oliver Fire video)
Gas peels of a specially-designed tank carrying liquid nitrogen. Photo courtesy of Midway Fire and Rescue

No danger to Highway 3 travellers after liquid nitrogen tank lets off gas

Truck driver hauling the cold stuff had done everything by the book, says Midway fire chief

Gas peels of a specially-designed tank carrying liquid nitrogen. Photo courtesy of Midway Fire and Rescue
Peachland fire department. (Peachland Fire and Rescue Service/Facebook)

Recommendations call for new Peachland fire hall, assistant chief

There were more than 20 recommendations made to council to improve the district’s fire service

Peachland fire department. (Peachland Fire and Rescue Service/Facebook)
The log yard located at the Nakusp hot springs caught fire around 9:20 p.m. July 8, it is believed a lightning strike is the cause of the blaze. (Submitted-Skye Cunningham)

Nakusp Fire Department looks back on 2021 wildfire season

Fire Chief Terry Warren recounts incidents dealt with by Nakusp Fire Department over the summer

The log yard located at the Nakusp hot springs caught fire around 9:20 p.m. July 8, it is believed a lightning strike is the cause of the blaze. (Submitted-Skye Cunningham)
At 17, Aleena Harrell is the latest to join the Keremeos Fire Department as a student firefighter. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Keremeos student firefighter program going strong after over 20 years

Highschool program ‘a huge bonus’ for department, says Chief Bosscha

At 17, Aleena Harrell is the latest to join the Keremeos Fire Department as a student firefighter. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Premier John Horgan tours the BC Wildfire Service camp set up in Vernon Thursday, Aug. 26, where firefighters from all over are stationed while battling the White Rock Lake blaze. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

B.C. premier, forests minister, tour White Rock Lake fire near Vernon

John Horgan joins Minister of Forests at firefighters’ camp

Premier John Horgan tours the BC Wildfire Service camp set up in Vernon Thursday, Aug. 26, where firefighters from all over are stationed while battling the White Rock Lake blaze. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Premier John Horgan tours the BC Wildfire Service camp set up in Vernon Thursday, Aug. 26, where firefighters from all over are stationed while battling the White Rock Lake blaze. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

B.C. premier, forests minister, tour White Rock Lake fire near Vernon

John Horgan joins Minister of Forests at firefighters’ camp

Premier John Horgan tours the BC Wildfire Service camp set up in Vernon Thursday, Aug. 26, where firefighters from all over are stationed while battling the White Rock Lake blaze. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Lake Country firefighters extinguished a fully-involved car fire on Okanagan Centre Road East Friday afternoon. (Contributed)

Burning masks blasted from Lake Country car fire

Back window popped, sending fiery material into dry grass

Lake Country firefighters extinguished a fully-involved car fire on Okanagan Centre Road East Friday afternoon. (Contributed)