Langford Fire Rescue

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Langford Fire Rescue reminds residents to be ready for anything

Fire department focused in getting residents on board to receive alerts on emergencies

 

A logging truck rolled over on the Trans-Canada Highway near West Shore Parkway. (Twitter/@busdriverlife)

Logs cleared after rollover crash in Langford, cause still undetermined

Driver given ticket for failing to maintain logbook, inspections ordered for truck, trailer

 

Colwood Fire Rescue is reminding the public to only burn dry, seasoned wood in fireplaces after heavy smoke filled the intersection of Sooke Road and Acacia Drive when a homeowner tried burning a plastic item on Sunday, Jan. 24. (Emily Jessop photo)

Colwood homeowner burns plastic in fireplace, causes emergency response

Colwood Fire Rescue says burn dry, seasoned wood in fireplaces only

Colwood Fire Rescue is reminding the public to only burn dry, seasoned wood in fireplaces after heavy smoke filled the intersection of Sooke Road and Acacia Drive when a homeowner tried burning a plastic item on Sunday, Jan. 24. (Emily Jessop photo)
Langford Fire Rescue. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Two fires add to busy night for West Shore crews

Fires in Langford apartments add to windstorm calls for firefighters

Langford Fire Rescue. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The West Shore Firefighters Association dropped off a cheque on Nov. 28 for the Goldstream Food Bank. (Photo contributed by View Royal Firefighters Association)

West Shore firefighters give food bank a big boost

Four departments collaborate on initiative for Goldstream Food Bank

The West Shore Firefighters Association dropped off a cheque on Nov. 28 for the Goldstream Food Bank. (Photo contributed by View Royal Firefighters Association)
Langford Fire Rescue is reminding the public to make sure their furnaces and fireplaces are working properly after one man was injured due to a furnace fire. (Black Press Media file photo)

Furnace fire leaves burns on Sooke man’s face

Make sure furnaces and fireplaces are working properly, says Langford Fire Rescue

Langford Fire Rescue is reminding the public to make sure their furnaces and fireplaces are working properly after one man was injured due to a furnace fire. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford Fire Rescue and West Shore RCMP are investigating two suspicious fires that took place in abandoned homes in Langford three days apart from each other. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford Fire Rescue and West Shore RCMP are investigating two suspicious fires that took place in abandoned homes in Langford three days apart from each other. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford Fire Rescue is investigating after a fire was reported at an abandoned building on Saturday night. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Second fire at abandoned Langford home in three days

Langford Fire Rescue, West Shore RCMP investigating two suspicious fires in close proximity

Langford Fire Rescue is investigating after a fire was reported at an abandoned building on Saturday night. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A Wednesday night fire at an empty house in Langford is under investigation. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A Wednesday night fire at an empty house in Langford is under investigation. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Langford Fire Rescue sent pumpkins plummeting to the earth during its annual Pumpkin Smash fundraiser Nov. 7. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Langford Fire Rescue pulverize pumpkins for a cause

The annual event raises money for the Burn Fund and Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Langford Fire Rescue sent pumpkins plummeting to the earth during its annual Pumpkin Smash fundraiser Nov. 7. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Fire crews from the Highlands and Langford joined forces to rescue a dog that fell down a cliff in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. (Highlands Fire Rescue/Facebook)

Highlands, Langford firefighters rescue dog from 60-foot gully in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park

Third dog rescued from same area in past year, fire chief says

Fire crews from the Highlands and Langford joined forces to rescue a dog that fell down a cliff in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. (Highlands Fire Rescue/Facebook)
West Shore fire chiefs (from right) Dean Ford (Highlands), Paul Hurst (View Royal), Stephanie Dunlop (Metchosin), Chris Aubrey (Langford) and John Cassidy (Colwood) are concerned about the community’s well-being after seeing a dramatic increase in mental health calls. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)

West Shore first responders raise alarm after dramatic increase in mental health calls

Frontline braces, fearing for community’s mental health over winter

West Shore fire chiefs (from right) Dean Ford (Highlands), Paul Hurst (View Royal), Stephanie Dunlop (Metchosin), Chris Aubrey (Langford) and John Cassidy (Colwood) are concerned about the community’s well-being after seeing a dramatic increase in mental health calls. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)
The Langford Fire Rescue team was busy Saturday afternoon handing out heaps of candy during its first ever Halloween drive-thru. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Langford Fire Rescue’s Halloween drive-thru delights children

Full-sized chocolate bars may make Langford Fire Rescue the favourite house on the block

The Langford Fire Rescue team was busy Saturday afternoon handing out heaps of candy during its first ever Halloween drive-thru. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
A fire that ripped through the balcony of a Langford apartment unit Thursday afternoon was quickly extinguished by firefighters, but that unit, and others, will be impacted by water damage. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Langford residents could be out of condo for weeks after balcony fire

Fire crews still investigating cause of Thursday evening blaze

A fire that ripped through the balcony of a Langford apartment unit Thursday afternoon was quickly extinguished by firefighters, but that unit, and others, will be impacted by water damage. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Langford council voted to suspend the open fire burning season from Nov. 1 to 30. Instead, a community clean-up day will take place sometime in November, in which residents can drop off their backyard branches to burn. (Black Press file photo)

Langford douses fall open fire season

Campfires still allowed with free online permit

Langford council voted to suspend the open fire burning season from Nov. 1 to 30. Instead, a community clean-up day will take place sometime in November, in which residents can drop off their backyard branches to burn. (Black Press file photo)
Jessica Choules and Rob Pearce have been in B.C. since last October and had planned on travelling the country in their van. (Provided by Jessica Choules)

Travelling couple still hopeful of completing ‘Canadian Dream’ despite van burning

The van, which the pair was living in, caught on fire on Tuesday at Big O Tire in View Royal

Jessica Choules and Rob Pearce have been in B.C. since last October and had planned on travelling the country in their van. (Provided by Jessica Choules)
Around 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 8, fire crews from Langford, Colwood and View Royal were called to Big O Tire on Island Highway. (Black Press Media photo)

Owner of Big O Tire grateful for community support after family business burns

Tuesday’s fire left one employee with third-degree burns, travellers with no home

Around 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 8, fire crews from Langford, Colwood and View Royal were called to Big O Tire on Island Highway. (Black Press Media photo)
Langford Fire Rescue raised $1,065 for Burn Camp this year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford firefighters raise $1,065 for Burn Camp

B.C. firefighters and burn survivors raise $200,068 this year for Burn Camp

  • Aug 3, 2020
Langford Fire Rescue raised $1,065 for Burn Camp this year. (Black Press Media file photo)
The 1.9-hectare fire that blazed through Mill Hill Regional Park is officially out, says Langford Fire Rescue. The fire was believed to be human-caused. (Susan Anderson photo)

Mill Hill brush fire officially out

Fire burned 1.9 hectares between Langford and View Royal over the last week

  • Jul 29, 2020
The 1.9-hectare fire that blazed through Mill Hill Regional Park is officially out, says Langford Fire Rescue. The fire was believed to be human-caused. (Susan Anderson photo)