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Crews responded to a fire in East Sooke Wednesday morning, around 7:30 a.m. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Man dead after workshop fire in East Sooke

Crews responded to the fire on Timberdoodle Road early Wednesday morning

Crews responded to a fire in East Sooke Wednesday morning, around 7:30 a.m. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Doug Lloyd hasn’t been able to rent out his condominium unit in 844 Goldstream Ave. since a fire in October 2020 rendered it uninhabitable. After a delay of over a year, an agreement reached this week on repair cost estimates between insurance companies and contractors will at least see that work starting soon. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Repair delays for 2020 fire-damaged Langford condominium could soon end

Dispute resolved between insurance firms, contractors, work could start next week

Doug Lloyd hasn’t been able to rent out his condominium unit in 844 Goldstream Ave. since a fire in October 2020 rendered it uninhabitable. After a delay of over a year, an agreement reached this week on repair cost estimates between insurance companies and contractors will at least see that work starting soon. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters put out a blaze at the Departure Bay Activity Centre on Wingrove Street. (Nanaimo Fire Rescue photo)

Firefighters put out blaze at ‘landmark’ Nanaimo community centre

No one hurt, cause of suspicious fire under investigation

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters put out a blaze at the Departure Bay Activity Centre on Wingrove Street. (Nanaimo Fire Rescue photo)
The day after the Winfield Bakery fire. (Jordy Cunningham)

B.C. Bakery owners hope to reopen in new location following fire

The Lake Country community is devastated by the loss of the bakery

The day after the Winfield Bakery fire. (Jordy Cunningham)
Firefighters respond to a house fire on Church Road on Wednesday afternoon. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Six people flee Sooke house fire

Residents heard a loud bang, saw smoke

Firefighters respond to a house fire on Church Road on Wednesday afternoon. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Firefighters in Penticton are at a fire on Lakeshore Drive. A house in the 400 block has exploded and the top floor has collapsed. (Monique Tamminga/Penticton Western)
 Firefighters in Penticton are at a fire on Lakeshore Drive. A house in the 400 block has exploded and the top floor has collapsed. (Monique Tamminga/Penticton Western)
Firefighters in Penticton are at a fire on Lakeshore Drive. A house in the 400 block has exploded and the top floor has collapsed. (Monique Tamminga/Penticton Western)
 Firefighters in Penticton are at a fire on Lakeshore Drive. A house in the 400 block has exploded and the top floor has collapsed. (Monique Tamminga/Penticton Western)
A house on Ian Avenue in Port Alberni caught fire on Feb. 28, 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

One dead following overnight house fire in Port Alberni

Fire officials praise second tenant, bystanders for efforts to save victim

A house on Ian Avenue in Port Alberni caught fire on Feb. 28, 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
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Grand Forks man found dead after ‘tragic accident,’ Mounties say

The death is being investigated by the B.C. Coroner Service

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Murray Sam is convicted of arson relating to a May 2019 fire in the 2500-block of Blanshard Street. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man found guilty of starting fire inside occupied Victoria townhouse

Murray Sam convicted following May 2019 fire in multi-unit complex

Murray Sam is convicted of arson relating to a May 2019 fire in the 2500-block of Blanshard Street. (Black Press Media file photo)
A 58-foot vessel caught fire between Malcolm Island and Port McNeill. (Deb Waslewski / Sointula, Malcolm Island Sharing Community & Area Information Facebook photo)

58-foot vessel catches fire and sinks between Malcolm Island and Port McNeill

One person aboard was rescued by coast guard’s emergency fast rescue craft

A 58-foot vessel caught fire between Malcolm Island and Port McNeill. (Deb Waslewski / Sointula, Malcolm Island Sharing Community & Area Information Facebook photo)
Greg Strange, left, and Peter Blacker stand in the front of the Ardwell Avenue house damaged during Sunday’s fire. The two men helped to fight the flames before and after the arrival of firefighters. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Neighbours help to fight Sidney fire that left mother and son in urgent need

Fundraising campaign underway for displaced victims of Sunday fire

Greg Strange, left, and Peter Blacker stand in the front of the Ardwell Avenue house damaged during Sunday’s fire. The two men helped to fight the flames before and after the arrival of firefighters. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A sign greets people on the Siksika First Nation, east of Calgary near Gleichen, Alta., Tuesday, June 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Tremendous loss’: Three dead after house fire in southern Alberta First Nation

Siksika First Nation’s chief and council are asking for privacy after tragedy strikes community

A sign greets people on the Siksika First Nation, east of Calgary near Gleichen, Alta., Tuesday, June 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Saanich firefighters respond to a residential fire on Clinton Place on Feb. 1. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

UPDATE: Garage fire, cause unknown, sends smoke over Saanich cul de sac

Saanich Fire Department responds to Clinton Place fire

Saanich firefighters respond to a residential fire on Clinton Place on Feb. 1. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Firefighters with the Victoria Fire Department respond to a kitchen fire in the 2000-block of Cook Street. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

VIDEO: Smoky morning with fires in Esquimalt, Victoria

Smoke engulfed a Fernwood neighbourhood home after an Esquimalt industrial fire Tuesday morning

Firefighters with the Victoria Fire Department respond to a kitchen fire in the 2000-block of Cook Street. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
A port-a-potty fire melted by a fire Sunday, Jan. 16, on Shaw Lane. (Photo courtesy Kevan Shaw)

Two more burned in three days as port-a-pottie abuse plagues downtown Nanaimo

Neighbourhood association says it’s ‘scary’ that so many fires are being set in the area

A port-a-potty fire melted by a fire Sunday, Jan. 16, on Shaw Lane. (Photo courtesy Kevan Shaw)
Laura McIntyre and her three kids are once again facing homelessness after their recently crowdfunded new trailer suffered a fire, and she contracted COVID-19. (Photo Courtesy of Laura McIntyre) (Photo Courtesy of Laura McIntyre)

Single Langford mom of three facing homelessness once again after trailer fire

Laura McIntyre also tested positive for COVID the day before the fire

Laura McIntyre and her three kids are once again facing homelessness after their recently crowdfunded new trailer suffered a fire, and she contracted COVID-19. (Photo Courtesy of Laura McIntyre) (Photo Courtesy of Laura McIntyre)
This trailer, situated between two houses on Muir Road, was destroyed by fire Saturday night, Jan. 15. According to eyewitnesses, everyone escaped unharmed. Photo by Terry Farrell

UPDATED: Fire destroys trailer in Courtenay

Article updated Jan. 17 with comments from Courtenay Fire Department *** Fire…

This trailer, situated between two houses on Muir Road, was destroyed by fire Saturday night, Jan. 15. According to eyewitnesses, everyone escaped unharmed. Photo by Terry Farrell
The driver slips and falls while fleeing his burning pickup. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: B.C. pickup driver loses vehicle to fire after attempted doughnuts

A stunt on an icy street went awry and led to a blaze

The driver slips and falls while fleeing his burning pickup. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Bonnie Thomas and her son Darcy Andrew escaped from their burning home west of Salmon Arm on Switzmalph land about 3 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 after someone was seen running away from the house. (Contributed)

Home destroyed in fire; Salmon Arm RCMP track footprints to unconscious man 2km away

Man witnesses believe started fire flees for two kilometres, officer performs CPR for an hour

Bonnie Thomas and her son Darcy Andrew escaped from their burning home west of Salmon Arm on Switzmalph land about 3 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 after someone was seen running away from the house. (Contributed)
Fire crews attempt to extinguish a cabin fire on Beaver Creek Road. (SCREENSHOT COURTESY PA FIRE DEPARTMENT)

One person taken to hospital after cabin fire near Port Alberni

All four Alberni Valley fire departments responded to Beaver Creek blaze

Fire crews attempt to extinguish a cabin fire on Beaver Creek Road. (SCREENSHOT COURTESY PA FIRE DEPARTMENT)