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All four North Cowichan fire departments responded to a blaze on Hall Road Tuesday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

North Cowichan man dies in house fire

GoFundMe campaign launched to support family of Nate Haslam

 

All four North Cowichan fire departments responded to a blaze on Hall Road Tuesday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

VIDEO: North Cowichan man dies in house fire

GoFundMe campaign launched to support family of Nate Haslam

 

Firefighters Bryan McNeil (from right), Michael Poole, Josh Pettigrew and Captain Bryan Erwin get acquainted with Colwood Fire Rescue’s new engine. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)

West Shore RCMP investigating suspicious fire at vacant Colwood home

Nearly 30 firefighters responded to late-night call at Betula Avenue house

 

Smoke and flames rise from a warehouse in the industrial park south of Duncan on Tuesday, July 13. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

VIDEO: Fire breaks out in Duncan industrial park

Two fire halls respond to blaze on Allenby Road

Smoke and flames rise from a warehouse in the industrial park south of Duncan on Tuesday, July 13. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The parade begins with firefighters from across Greater Victoria and the province marching in John Cassidy’s honour. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Colwood’s fire chief remembered for devotion, love for community

John Cassidy was honoured with a procession and memorial on June 10

The parade begins with firefighters from across Greater Victoria and the province marching in John Cassidy’s honour. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Members of enforcement at the memorial service. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Colwood’s fire chief remembered for devotion, love for community

John Cassidy was honoured with a procession and memorial on June 10

Members of enforcement at the memorial service. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The Courtenay Fire Department helped extinguish five fires along Ryan Road July 7. Black Press file photo

Motorists assist with extinguishing multiple grass fires along Courtenay roadway

Five separate fires were spotting along Ryan Road

The Courtenay Fire Department helped extinguish five fires along Ryan Road July 7. Black Press file photo
Fire danger rating throughout the province is high, including the hot and dry Okanagan-Shuswap region. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

Lack of rain, high temperatures spike wildfire risk in southern part of Interior B.C.

Conditions in the region are volatile and much-needed rain is not present in the weather forecast

Fire danger rating throughout the province is high, including the hot and dry Okanagan-Shuswap region. (B.C. Wildfire Service)
An old home on Maple Bay Road goes up in flames despite the best efforts of firefighters. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Five halls, Forest Service put down fire on Maple Bay Road in Cowichan Valley

Structure fire spread to nearby brush, helicopter ordered

An old home on Maple Bay Road goes up in flames despite the best efforts of firefighters. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Saanich Fire Department responded to a fire on the second floor of an apartment building in the 400-block of Burnside Road East. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

UPDATE: Saanich firefighters save cat from Burnside Road apartment fire

Fire contained to one unit in Burnside Road East apartment building

The Saanich Fire Department responded to a fire on the second floor of an apartment building in the 400-block of Burnside Road East. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Seven people, including four children, have died in a house fire in Chestermere, Alta., just east of Calgary, Friday, July 2, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘So devastating:’ 7 people dead, 5 escape house fire east of Calgary

RCMP said the cause of the fire is under investigation

Seven people, including four children, have died in a house fire in Chestermere, Alta., just east of Calgary, Friday, July 2, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Saanich Fire Department reminds residents that fireworks are not permitted on Canada Day, and only by permit on Halloween. The department also promotes propane fire pits over campfires, which can lead to unwanted fires from flying sparks, especially during hot, dry weather. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich Fire Department warns residents to avoid fireworks, campfires due to fire hazard

Canada Day celebrations can feature propane firepits, other items that don’t create flying sparks

The Saanich Fire Department reminds residents that fireworks are not permitted on Canada Day, and only by permit on Halloween. The department also promotes propane fire pits over campfires, which can lead to unwanted fires from flying sparks, especially during hot, dry weather. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich firefighters and police have responded to several dumpster fires over the past few days. (Black Press Media file photo)

String of Saanich dumpster fires sparks concern from police, fire departments

Police encouraging any witnesses to come forward with more information

Saanich firefighters and police have responded to several dumpster fires over the past few days. (Black Press Media file photo)
Four residents and two cats were displaced from their home in James Bay when a fire broke out Sunday afternoon. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

No injuries in James Bay house fire

Fire broke out at about 2 p.m. Sunday

Four residents and two cats were displaced from their home in James Bay when a fire broke out Sunday afternoon. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews on scene at a boat fire near the boat ramp at Long Lake on Sunday, June 20. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Boat burns up on Nanaimo’s Long Lake, man and child unhurt

Jet skiers attempt to put out fire by circling around to spray water on burning boat

Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews on scene at a boat fire near the boat ramp at Long Lake on Sunday, June 20. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Lake Country firefighters made good use of pet respirators they keep on board June 17, 2021. (District of Lake Country)

PHOTOS: 11 dogs rescued, home destroyed in large blaze in Okanagan

Home deemed a total loss, cause remains unknown but crews thankful for pet respirators

Lake Country firefighters made good use of pet respirators they keep on board June 17, 2021. (District of Lake Country)
The remains of the Mid-Island Co-op in Whiskey Creek along the Alberni Highway on Friday, June 18, after a blaze the day before devastated the gas station. (Michael Briones photo)

VIDEO: Camper van explosion burns Vancouver Island gas station to the ground

Nine fire departments responded to the incident, no injuries reported

The remains of the Mid-Island Co-op in Whiskey Creek along the Alberni Highway on Friday, June 18, after a blaze the day before devastated the gas station. (Michael Briones photo)
The Co-op gas station at Whiskey Creek is burning after a camper van exploded while refueling just before 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

Exploding camper van torches Highway 4 gas station between Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni

Highway traffic blocked after Whiskey Creek gas station erupts into flames

The Co-op gas station at Whiskey Creek is burning after a camper van exploded while refueling just before 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)
Fire consumed a condo development project under construction at 208th Street and 80th Avenue Monday night, April 19. Many spectators shared their images. (Daniel Gerstner/Instagram: @gerstner/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Creek impacted by ‘millions of litres’ of chlorinated water used to fight B.C. condo fire

Local watershed group concerned about harm to creek and wants better protocols in place

Fire consumed a condo development project under construction at 208th Street and 80th Avenue Monday night, April 19. Many spectators shared their images. (Daniel Gerstner/Instagram: @gerstner/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Windsor Plywood on Salt Spring Island has been destroyed by an early morning fire. (Mike Stefancsik/Facebook)

VIDEO: Fire destroys Salt Spring Island’s Windsor Plywood

Owners looking to keep professional customers supplied

The Windsor Plywood on Salt Spring Island has been destroyed by an early morning fire. (Mike Stefancsik/Facebook)