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Sidney fire fixes flagpole, donates flag

Sidney fire fixes flagpole, donates flag

Volunteer fire department sends three men up ladders to fix the flagpole and replace flag

Sidney fire fixes flagpole, donates flag
Jenny Lou was studying music and vocal performance at The Victoria Conservatory of Music when the house she was living in burned down. (File contributed/Jenny Lou)

Victoria music grad lives through McClure fire and gets Nashville contract

Jenny Lou was studying at the Victoria Conservatory of music when her home went up in flames

Jenny Lou was studying music and vocal performance at The Victoria Conservatory of Music when the house she was living in burned down. (File contributed/Jenny Lou)
A recycling truck burst into flame on McClure St. between Linden and Cook. No one was injured, but at least one surrounding vehicle was damaged. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

UPDATE: Recycling truck destroyed by fire in Victoria

Emterra truck sitting on McLure Street in residential neighbourhood, driver safe

A recycling truck burst into flame on McClure St. between Linden and Cook. No one was injured, but at least one surrounding vehicle was damaged. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Victoria fire crews mop up the scene after attacking a fire in the fourth-floor corner suite seen in this photo. The fire was contained to the one suite, leaving the tenant needing to find someplace to stay for a while. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

One tenant displaced by fire in Cedar Hill Road apartment

Crews contain fire to fourth-floor suite, appears to have started in living room

Victoria fire crews mop up the scene after attacking a fire in the fourth-floor corner suite seen in this photo. The fire was contained to the one suite, leaving the tenant needing to find someplace to stay for a while. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
This Volkswagen van was destroyed by fire Saturday, while a vehicle next to it was also damaged by the flames bursting out the sides of the van. Details are still coming in but apparently no one was badly hurt in the blaze. Photo by Edd Macdonald

Raging fire in VW van causes excitement on Wark Street in Victoria

Firefighters from nearby hall arrive quickly but blaze already fully involved

  • Jul 23, 2017
This Volkswagen van was destroyed by fire Saturday, while a vehicle next to it was also damaged by the flames bursting out the sides of the van. Details are still coming in but apparently no one was badly hurt in the blaze. Photo by Edd Macdonald
A hedge on fire along Veyaness Road in Central Saanich in this file photo. (Liz Waibel/PNR Files)

Coastal fire ban in effect for all Peninsula municipalities, Gulf Islands

Residents encouraged to be FireSmart and properly dispose of cigarettes

  • Jul 19, 2017
A hedge on fire along Veyaness Road in Central Saanich in this file photo. (Liz Waibel/PNR Files)
Victoria firefighters are in discussion before heading into an apartment building at 443 Superior St. Fire in a back area third-floor suite forced evacuation of the building early Tuesday evening. Six suites in all were affected, but all residents were were still outside hours after the blaze was called in, as fire crews mopped up and cleared the hallways of acrid smoke residue. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria apartment fire forces evacuation of multi-suite building

No one home in suite where fire started, everyone got out ok: VFD

Victoria firefighters are in discussion before heading into an apartment building at 443 Superior St. Fire in a back area third-floor suite forced evacuation of the building early Tuesday evening. Six suites in all were affected, but all residents were were still outside hours after the blaze was called in, as fire crews mopped up and cleared the hallways of acrid smoke residue. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
UPDATED: Cause of barge fire on Gorge Waterway remains undetermined

UPDATED: Cause of barge fire on Gorge Waterway remains undetermined

The barge poses too many hazards for investigators.

UPDATED: Cause of barge fire on Gorge Waterway remains undetermined
Fire at a Pacifica Housing’s Briarwood complex at 1253 Johnson St. saw five families including 12 to 14 residents displaced. The fire started in one of the suites late Saturday afternoon. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Fire rips through suite at Victoria subsidized housing complex

Five families, at least a dozen people, displaced by Johnson Street fire

Fire at a Pacifica Housing’s Briarwood complex at 1253 Johnson St. saw five families including 12 to 14 residents displaced. The fire started in one of the suites late Saturday afternoon. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
A Victoria Fire Department crew cleans up after battling a fire inside a cardboard recycling plant beside the City’s public works yard on Bridge Street just before 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. While still under investigation, the fire was found in a conveyor belt system. All employees got out safely and firefighters prevented the fire from spreading. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Cardboard recycling plant fire contained by Victoria crews

No one hurt, firefighters extinguish fire quickly at Bridge Street facility

A Victoria Fire Department crew cleans up after battling a fire inside a cardboard recycling plant beside the City’s public works yard on Bridge Street just before 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. While still under investigation, the fire was found in a conveyor belt system. All employees got out safely and firefighters prevented the fire from spreading. Don Descoteau/Victoria News