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A stream of water from the Harbour Chieftain fireboat can be seen as crews fight a fire aboard a 35-foot aluminum work vessel in the Alberni Harbour on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY JOANNA STANGOWITZ)

Man forced to jump into Alberni Harbour after boat explodes

Black smoke, flames were visible for kilometres

 

Members of Extension Volunteer Fire Department at the scene of a fire on Spruston Road, near Nanaimo on Saturday, Sept. 17. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Dog dies and buildings destroyed in fire at rural area near Nanaimo

Four fire departments, including Cranberry Volunteer Fire Department, battle blaze in Cassidy

 

A fire is burning very close to the town of Hope. (Evguenia Stilinovic/Facebook)

UPDATE: Wildfire burning west of Hope now estimated at 30 hectares

No current threat to homes in the community, and more fire crews are on the way

A fire is burning very close to the town of Hope. (Evguenia Stilinovic/Facebook)
Gold River B.C. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Two homes destroyed, five damaged in early morning fire in Gold River

Support to Gold River Fire Department provided by Campbell River fire crew

Gold River B.C. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
A fire burns in the woods near Nanaimo River on Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Photo credit Chad Borrows)

Crews contain wildfire near Nanaimo River

Extension and Cranberry volunteer fire departments co-operated to put out blaze Aug. 24

A fire burns in the woods near Nanaimo River on Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Photo credit Chad Borrows)
A firefighter sprays down an area of the ground at the Briggs Creek wildfire near Kaslo. As of end-of-day Aug. 25, the wildfire will be downgraded from a fire of note. (BC Wildfire Service)

B.C. wildfires: Fires of note set to reduce to 3

Briggs Creek fire near Kaslo and Mount Docking fire near Radium Hot Springs to be downgraded

A firefighter sprays down an area of the ground at the Briggs Creek wildfire near Kaslo. As of end-of-day Aug. 25, the wildfire will be downgraded from a fire of note. (BC Wildfire Service)
A tree struck by lightning near Vernon in 2021. So far in 2022, lightning strikes have started 70 per cent of the total 1,144 wildfires. (Makayla Hentges/Facebook)

B.C. wildfires: Lightning continues to spark fresh blazes

Lightning responsible for 80 per cent of current 234 wildfires

A tree struck by lightning near Vernon in 2021. So far in 2022, lightning strikes have started 70 per cent of the total 1,144 wildfires. (Makayla Hentges/Facebook)
BC Wildfire Service crews are battling 215 active fires throughout the province as of Aug. 23. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)

B.C. wildfires: 215 fires burning, 72 of them out of control

Close to 40,000 hectares have burned this year

BC Wildfire Service crews are battling 215 active fires throughout the province as of Aug. 23. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)
Police tape is shown in this Tuesday, May 2, 2107 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

At least 40 people displaced by explosion and fire in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Assistant Fire Chief Pierre Morin says the cause of the explosion is not known

Police tape is shown in this Tuesday, May 2, 2107 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
The Unity Vancouver Island building in East Wellington near Nanaimo was heavily damaged in an overnight fire. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Historical church building in Nanaimo heavily damaged by fire

Unity Vancouver Island building in East Wellington dates back to late 1800s

The Unity Vancouver Island building in East Wellington near Nanaimo was heavily damaged in an overnight fire. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A garage fire at a Wedgepoint Terrace home was quickly extinguished on Aug. 15. (Saanich Fire Department/Twitter)

Early-morning garage fire quickly extinguished at Saanich home

Cat inside the home sent to vet for a checkup

A garage fire at a Wedgepoint Terrace home was quickly extinguished on Aug. 15. (Saanich Fire Department/Twitter)
A body was found at a house on Athletic Street in Harewood last night after firefighters were called to put out a fire there. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Body found inside home that burned in Nanaimo last night

Firefighters battled blaze at house on Athletic Street on Thursday, Aug. 11

A body was found at a house on Athletic Street in Harewood last night after firefighters were called to put out a fire there. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A firetruck is on site at a deadly fire at a large oil storage facility in Matanzas, Cuba, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. The fire was triggered when lighting struck one of the facility’s eight tanks late Friday, Aug. 5th. (Yamil Lage, Pool photo via AP)

2nd firefighter dies as Cuba battles raging oil plant fire

International aid pouring in, fire has injured 130 and destroyed 4 of the facility’s eight tanks

A firetruck is on site at a deadly fire at a large oil storage facility in Matanzas, Cuba, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. The fire was triggered when lighting struck one of the facility’s eight tanks late Friday, Aug. 5th. (Yamil Lage, Pool photo via AP)
Fire activity at the Maria Creek wildfire on Aug. 1. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

B.C. wildfires: Blazes in southern regions continue to challenge crews

50 active fires burning across the province

Fire activity at the Maria Creek wildfire on Aug. 1. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
A Mill Bay family “lost everything” in a fire on Saturday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Family escapes, dog does not as fire turns B.C. house into ‘total loss’

Other pets managed to get out in afternoon blaze in Mill Bay on Vancouver Island

A Mill Bay family “lost everything” in a fire on Saturday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A Nanaimo man has been arrested and charged with arson after a Tim Hortons location was damaged in a fire last week. (News Bulletin file photo)
A Nanaimo man has been arrested and charged with arson after a Tim Hortons location was damaged in a fire last week. (News Bulletin file photo)
Three fire departments responded to a blaze near the intersection of Nanaimo River and White Rapids roads the evening of Aug. 5. (Photo courtesy of Brian Irwin)

Firefighters battle two separate blazes the same night on rural Nanaimo property

Two sheds burned up in the first fire, then two RVs in the second fire

Three fire departments responded to a blaze near the intersection of Nanaimo River and White Rapids roads the evening of Aug. 5. (Photo courtesy of Brian Irwin)
Hiker Jason Reedyk found the rehabilitated historic Eagle Pass Lookout destroyed by fire, part of it still burning, on Tuesday afternoon, Aug, 2, 2022. (Jason Reedyk photo)

‘Rehabilitated’ historic Eagle Pass Fire Lookout in Shuswap destroyed by blaze

Hiker finds part of Eagle Pass Lookout still burning

Hiker Jason Reedyk found the rehabilitated historic Eagle Pass Lookout destroyed by fire, part of it still burning, on Tuesday afternoon, Aug, 2, 2022. (Jason Reedyk photo)
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