There are currently no wildfires within the City of Penticton. However, the Province has issued a ban on non-essential travel to the region to ensure accommodation is available for critical-response personnel and people in surrounding cities evacuated due to wildfires.
Residents are advised to exercise extra caution when undertaking activities that could trigger a fire. If you notice smoke or fire in any urban park or wildland area, call 911 or the BC Wildfire Service at *5555. For information involving existing fires throughout the region, see the links below.
Prepare for Wildfires
Penticton residents should prepare for emergencies such as wildfires, landslides and flooding, especially if you live on the outskirts of the city or near waterways. There are many steps we can take to plan ahead, starting with having a household plan, basic emergency kit and considering all the people and animals on your property. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.