House fire

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2107. Three children and two adults have died after an early-morning fire at a home in Brampton, Ont.
Peel Regional Police say the house fire at Conestoga Drive and Sutter Avenue broke out around 2 a.m. today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

‘Absolutely tragic’: 3 children, 2 adults dead after Brampton, Ont., house fire

Third adult sent to a trauma centre, where they are in critical condition.

 

Crews responded to a fire in an Esquimalt townhouse on Craigflower Road on Thursday (March 24). (Justin Samanski-Langille/ News Staff)

Two people displaced after Esquimalt townhome fire

Nobody was injured, two people were inside when fire broke out

 

There was a second fire at a vacant house in WIlloughby Monday night, March 21. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Tines)

VIDEO: B.C. house catches fire twice in one day

Cause of blaze at vacant two-storey Langley structure under investigation

 

Kristyn Moore, 35, and her partner Jonathan Lafleur, 40, along with their service dog Duke, walked away from the fire with just their cell phones. (Submitted by Kristyn Moore)

Help sought for Cowichan couple who lost everything in house fire

GoFundMe page started for Kristyn Moore and Jonathan Lafleur

Kristyn Moore, 35, and her partner Jonathan Lafleur, 40, along with their service dog Duke, walked away from the fire with just their cell phones. (Submitted by Kristyn Moore)
A paramedic carries a rescued cat away from the structure fire at Grant Avenue in Courtenay Tuesday, Dec. 28. Photo by Terry Farrell

Courtenay Fire Department responds to second house fire in 24-hour period

Five people safely escaped a house fire on Grant Avenue and 22…

A paramedic carries a rescued cat away from the structure fire at Grant Avenue in Courtenay Tuesday, Dec. 28. Photo by Terry Farrell
Flames can be seen coming through the roof of a home on Fifth Street in Courtenay Monday, Dec. 27. Photo by Jenna Powell

UPDATED: Occupants, pets escape fire in Courtenay home Dec. 27

Updated Dec. 28 with comments from Fire Chief Kurt MacDonald *** Five…

Flames can be seen coming through the roof of a home on Fifth Street in Courtenay Monday, Dec. 27. Photo by Jenna Powell
The Victoria Fire Department responded to an overnight basement fire in Vic West Dec. 8. (Black Press Media file photo)

Overnight Victoria West fire sends one resident to hospital

Flames lapping out of basement window when crews arrived, says deputy chief

The Victoria Fire Department responded to an overnight basement fire in Vic West Dec. 8. (Black Press Media file photo)
A fire destroyed this mobile home on Tzouhalem Road on Dec. 6. (Submitted photo)

Fire claims everything Cowichan family owned

Family not at home at time

A fire destroyed this mobile home on Tzouhalem Road on Dec. 6. (Submitted photo)
Saanich Peninsula emergency crews responded to a fire early Thursday morning that destroyed a home in the Jimmy Road area of the Tsawout First Nation. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Thursday morning fire destroys Saanich Peninsula home

Crews suppressed fire at 6 a.m. after responding at 2:30; firefighters remain on site

Saanich Peninsula emergency crews responded to a fire early Thursday morning that destroyed a home in the Jimmy Road area of the Tsawout First Nation. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Large family has been displaced from their home on Tussie Road in Westholme. (Photo by Dora Edwards)

Fire displaces large family from its Island home

GoFundMe page started to help, especially for the children to get the essentials they need

Large family has been displaced from their home on Tussie Road in Westholme. (Photo by Dora Edwards)
The aftermath of a fire at the Four Cedars townhouse complex on Dingwall Street that injured several, including a six-year-old boy. (Rebecca Benard photo)

6-year-old suffers serious burns in Duncan townhouse fire, families displaced

GoFundMe accounts set up for multiple townhouse residents

The aftermath of a fire at the Four Cedars townhouse complex on Dingwall Street that injured several, including a six-year-old boy. (Rebecca Benard photo)
Saanich firefighters were called to a house fire in the 100-block of Battleford Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. Aug. 11. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Saanich firefighters were called to a house fire in the 100-block of Battleford Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. Aug. 11. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Oak Bay, Victoria and Saanich fire departments were called to battle a blaze at an Oak Bay home Monday evening. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Oak Bay, Victoria and Saanich fire departments were called to battle a blaze at an Oak Bay home Monday evening. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
A young woman is believed to have died in a fire on the Malahat Nation reserve early Thursday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Death reported in fire on Malahat reserve Thursday morning

The victim is believed to be a woman in her early 20s

A young woman is believed to have died in a fire on the Malahat Nation reserve early Thursday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A young woman is believed to have died in a fire on the Malahat Nation reserve early Thursday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A young woman is believed to have died in a fire on the Malahat Nation reserve early Thursday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Restoration is underway at a Vic West heritage home in the 200-block of Robert Street, which was severely damaged by fire in April, 2020. (Courtesy of Vanessa Nicholson)

Restoration begins on Vic West heritage home ravaged by fire

‘Muirhead House’ was built in 1903, damaged by fire in April 2020

Restoration is underway at a Vic West heritage home in the 200-block of Robert Street, which was severely damaged by fire in April, 2020. (Courtesy of Vanessa Nicholson)
Metchosin Fire Rescue Fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop said home is moderately damaged after a fire along Hi-Mount Drive Sunday morning. (Stephanie Dunlop photo)

Metchosin home damaged after Sunday morning fire

No injuries reported, according to Metchosin Fire Rescue Chief

Metchosin Fire Rescue Fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop said home is moderately damaged after a fire along Hi-Mount Drive Sunday morning. (Stephanie Dunlop photo)
One-third of Christmas tree fires start in January, according to the National Fire Protection Association. (Unsplash photo)

Christmas tree still up? So is your fire risk

Dry Christmas trees pose fire hazard

One-third of Christmas tree fires start in January, according to the National Fire Protection Association. (Unsplash photo)
Itty, a Siamese cat, has been missing since a house fire in Victoria’s Fernwood neighbourhood on Friday, Nov. 27. Her owner says she has white fur with blonde and grey markings. (Facebook/ROAM)

Cat goes missing after house fire in Fernwood neighbourhood

‘Itty’ has white fur, blonde and grey markings and blue eyes

Itty, a Siamese cat, has been missing since a house fire in Victoria’s Fernwood neighbourhood on Friday, Nov. 27. Her owner says she has white fur with blonde and grey markings. (Facebook/ROAM)
Equipment demolished what is left of a house on Mountain View Drive near Lake Cowichan after a house fire this morning, Nov. 27, 2020, as firefighters continued to pump water onto the smouldering remains. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)
Equipment demolished what is left of a house on Mountain View Drive near Lake Cowichan after a house fire this morning, Nov. 27, 2020, as firefighters continued to pump water onto the smouldering remains. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)
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