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A fire at Urban Safari Rescue Society Saturday morning has killed approximately 60 animals, including reptiles, frogs, Guinea pigs and sugar gliders. (Urban Safari Rescue Society/Facebook photo)

Dozens of exotic animals dead after fire tears through Surrey rescue centre

Staff, volunteers ‘focusing on what needs to be done’ at Urban Safari Rescue Society after blaze

 

A Langara Gardens apartment building near the intersection of Cambie Street and 57th Avenue where a tenant accidentally started a fire in 2017. Angela Chou has since been ordered to pay over $500,000 for the resulting damage. (Google Streetview/screenshot)

Vancouver woman ordered to pay over $500K for apartment fire started by floor lamp

Inspectors said unit was in ‘near hoarding state’ when fire began on Nov. 14, 2017

 

Port Alberni Fire Department crews attend to a fire at the Beaufort Hotel on Angus Street, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. (ELENA RARDON/ Alberni Valley News)

20 residents of low-income building in Port Alberni displaced after fire

No injuries, but water damage forces residents into emergency housing

 

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Late-night shopper may have saved Vancouver Island family home from burning down

Extra few minutes helped alert young man to blaze

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Firefighters roll out hose-line as smoke billows from a residential lot on Ryan Road East Friday, Jan. 6. Photo by Michelle Wells.

Comox structure fire closes Ryan Road East

Comox Valley RCMP closed Ryan Road East between Anderton Road and Military…

Firefighters roll out hose-line as smoke billows from a residential lot on Ryan Road East Friday, Jan. 6. Photo by Michelle Wells.
A massive overnight fire destroyed Bowser Automotive on Dec. 6, 2022. (Michael Briones photo)

Community steps up in wake of fire that razed Bowser’s only service station

Fundraiser scheduled after blaze destroyed Bowser Automotive in December

A massive overnight fire destroyed Bowser Automotive on Dec. 6, 2022. (Michael Briones photo)
Fire destroys mobile home in Cowichan Bay on Jan. 13. (Submitted photo)

Fire destroys mobile home in Cowichan Bay

No one hurt in incident

Fire destroys mobile home in Cowichan Bay on Jan. 13. (Submitted photo)
Flames burst from a house in the 3500-block of 10th Avenue in Port Alberni, early on New Year’s Day. (PAFD VIDEO SCREENSHOT)

One person sent to hospital in New Year’s Day house fire

Three fire departments called to battle heavy flame from Port Alberni residence

Flames burst from a house in the 3500-block of 10th Avenue in Port Alberni, early on New Year’s Day. (PAFD VIDEO SCREENSHOT)
Carolyn Dykeman, who lives on Fuller Lake Road near the fire site, captured this photo from her balcony. (Photo by Carolyn Dykeman)

Major house fire claims garage and suite at Chemainus residence

Four North Cowichan fire halls called to the scene

Carolyn Dykeman, who lives on Fuller Lake Road near the fire site, captured this photo from her balcony. (Photo by Carolyn Dykeman)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters arrived at Bowen and Latimer roads in the early morning Thursday, Dec. 29, to find a house fully engulfed in flames. (Nanaimo Fire Rescue photo)

House in Nanaimo that had power cut off destroyed by fire

Firefighters arrived to find house on Bowen Road fully engulfed in flames

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters arrived at Bowen and Latimer roads in the early morning Thursday, Dec. 29, to find a house fully engulfed in flames. (Nanaimo Fire Rescue photo)
A fire investigator from Port Alberni Fire Department examines the aftermath of a Boxing Day fire at a home on Haslam Lane, Dec. 27, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Four people escape Boxing Day house fire in Port Alberni

Son starts fundraiser for mother, who lost everything in early-morning blaze

A fire investigator from Port Alberni Fire Department examines the aftermath of a Boxing Day fire at a home on Haslam Lane, Dec. 27, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Volunteer firefighters tackle a massive blaze at Tofino’s Shelter Restaurant in the early morning of Dec. 22, 2022. (Bryanne Wiebe photo)

VIDEO: Massive fire engulfs Tofino’s iconic Shelter Restaurant

It took about 20 volunteer firefighters to extinguish the early-morning blaze

Volunteer firefighters tackle a massive blaze at Tofino’s Shelter Restaurant in the early morning of Dec. 22, 2022. (Bryanne Wiebe photo)
Dave Laboucane was on suboxone when becoming clean earlier this year but returned to Kelowna’s Tent City and suffered severe burns in a fire attempting to keep his tent warm in the cold weather. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

“There is help out there”: Kelowna burn victim identified as man with 22-year troubled past

Another example of Kelowna’s homeless population and the province’s ongoing drug crisis

Dave Laboucane was on suboxone when becoming clean earlier this year but returned to Kelowna’s Tent City and suffered severe burns in a fire attempting to keep his tent warm in the cold weather. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
All four North Cowichan fire halls were called out to a house fire in Chemainus on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

4 people escape to safety but lose home as fire rips through house in Chemainus

Four departments worked to battle Wednesday morning blaze

All four North Cowichan fire halls were called out to a house fire in Chemainus on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
A car was destroyed on Dove Creek Road Saturday afternoon when it caught fire. Photo by Claudia Harper

Fire destroys car on Dove Creek Road

There were no injuries after a car caught fire on Dove Creek…

A car was destroyed on Dove Creek Road Saturday afternoon when it caught fire. Photo by Claudia Harper
Thomas Flegel and fiancée Grace welcomed a baby daughter, Poppy Jane Phoenix Flegel, on Dec. 9, three days after a fire destroyed Bowser Automotive. (Submitted photo)
Thomas Flegel and fiancée Grace welcomed a baby daughter, Poppy Jane Phoenix Flegel, on Dec. 9, three days after a fire destroyed Bowser Automotive. (Submitted photo)
A fully engulfed compact vehicle ablaze in the driveway of a Belcarra Road home Monday morning as photographed by neighbour Alanah Downie. (Courtesy of Alanah Downie)

No injuries as car erupts alongside B.C. home’s Christmas display

“I heard two explosions before looking outside to see where the noise was from”

A fully engulfed compact vehicle ablaze in the driveway of a Belcarra Road home Monday morning as photographed by neighbour Alanah Downie. (Courtesy of Alanah Downie)
A massive overnight fire destroyed the Esso gas station in Bowser on Dec. 6. (Michael Briones photo)

Vancouver Island gas station destroyed by massive late-night fire

5 departments respond to battle Bowser blaze

A massive overnight fire destroyed the Esso gas station in Bowser on Dec. 6. (Michael Briones photo)
VicPD is asking the public for help identifying a woman found dead following a structure fire on View Street in November. This jewelry was found on her at the time of the fire. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Vancouver Island police struggling to identify Victoria fire victim, ask for tips

A woman’s remains were found following a structure fire on View Street Nov. 11

VicPD is asking the public for help identifying a woman found dead following a structure fire on View Street in November. This jewelry was found on her at the time of the fire. (Courtesy of VicPD)
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was deployed to Maple Ridge just before 2 p.m. on Friday. (Blackpress file)

Homicide investigation underway in Maple Ridge

A body has been found in a vehicle fire in the 14300 block of 256 Street

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was deployed to Maple Ridge just before 2 p.m. on Friday. (Blackpress file)