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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)
Fire tore into the OK Tire on Norcross Road in North Cowichan early Sunday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Firefighters minimize interior damage as Duncan area tire store goes up in flames

Crews from six fire halls called out just before 4 a.m.

Fire tore into the OK Tire on Norcross Road in North Cowichan early Sunday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A recent road rescue has pointed to the need for more Sayward Fire Department volunteers. Photo, Screenshot

Vancouver Island firefighter loses house to blaze just days before Christmas

GoFundMe page set up to help Sayward family cover any costs arising out of the tragedy

A recent road rescue has pointed to the need for more Sayward Fire Department volunteers. Photo, Screenshot
The MV Zim Kingston arrives in Nanaimo Harbour earlier this month. Sparks from grinding metal ignited a fire aboard the ship on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Nanaimo’s Duke Point. (File photo)

Work on damaged containers sparks another fire aboard MV Zim Kingston in Nanaimo

Sparks from grinder ignite fire in exposed insulation of damaged shipping container

The MV Zim Kingston arrives in Nanaimo Harbour earlier this month. Sparks from grinding metal ignited a fire aboard the ship on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Nanaimo’s Duke Point. (File photo)
Several Port Alberni residents are displaced after an apartment fire on Seventh Avenue in the early morning on Dec. 19, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Firefighters rescue 2 people from three-storey Port Alberni apartment fire

Residents displaced after second Port Alberni apartment fire in a week

Several Port Alberni residents are displaced after an apartment fire on Seventh Avenue in the early morning on Dec. 19, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
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