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Two boats burned and one sank at Newcastle Marina on Thursday, July 14. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Boats catch fire at Nanaimo marina, man badly burned, one boat sinks

Incident happened Thursday, July 14, near Departure Bay ferry terminal

Two boats burned and one sank at Newcastle Marina on Thursday, July 14. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Police, bystanders at scene of car fire in Newton after man was shot in the 8200-block of 128 Street. (Submitted photo)

Ripudaman Singh Malik, acquitted in 1985 Air India bombing, fatally shot in Surrey

Shooting happened in 8200-block of 128 Street Thursday morning

Police, bystanders at scene of car fire in Newton after man was shot in the 8200-block of 128 Street. (Submitted photo)
Alberni Valley fire crews work to extinguish a structure fire in the 2900-block of Eighth Avenue, across from Eighth Avenue Learning Centre. (ELENA RARDON/ Alberni Valley News)

Pair escapes explosion as fire strikes house in Port Alberni’s arts district

Two occupants escape injury in ‘intense’ fire on Eighth Avenue

Alberni Valley fire crews work to extinguish a structure fire in the 2900-block of Eighth Avenue, across from Eighth Avenue Learning Centre. (ELENA RARDON/ Alberni Valley News)
Flames and smoke can be seen billowing from the roof of a Merville residence, Friday afternoon. Photo by Marc Kitteringham

VIDEO: Structure fire at home on Highway 19A north of Courtenay

Firefighting units from throughout the Comox Valley were called out to a…

Flames and smoke can be seen billowing from the roof of a Merville residence, Friday afternoon. Photo by Marc Kitteringham
Vancouver fire fighters battled flames engulfing a community church in the Downtown Eastside into the night Wednesday (July 6). (Screenshot via Fire Chief Karen Fry/Twitter)

Fire tears through community church in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Numerous people displaced from nearby SRO due to smoke, one firefighter sent to hospital

Vancouver fire fighters battled flames engulfing a community church in the Downtown Eastside into the night Wednesday (July 6). (Screenshot via Fire Chief Karen Fry/Twitter)
A fire broke out inside the Komox Grind Espresso & Smoothie Bar early Tuesday (July 5) morning in Comox. Photo by Mackai Sharp

Fire causes damage to popular Comox coffee shop

Damage was limited to the one business

A fire broke out inside the Komox Grind Espresso & Smoothie Bar early Tuesday (July 5) morning in Comox. Photo by Mackai Sharp
Vancouver firefighters responded to a fire at Value Village at 1820 East Hastings around 10 p.m. on Wednesday June 29. (Shane MacKichan photo)

VIDEO: Fire rips through East Vancouver Value Village

Around 10 p.m. Wednesday night, 50 firefighters responded to the blaze on East Hastings

Vancouver firefighters responded to a fire at Value Village at 1820 East Hastings around 10 p.m. on Wednesday June 29. (Shane MacKichan photo)
(Brennan Phillips- Western News)

VIDEO: Explosions heard as fire rips through Penticton home

Crews responded to the blaze just before 4:30 on Wednesday, June 22

(Brennan Phillips- Western News)
(News Bulletin file photo)

Cat dies in apartment fire in central Nanaimo

Firefighters from all four Nanaimo Fire Rescue stations responded to fire last night

(News Bulletin file photo)
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service public information officer Matthew Trudeau displays what a series of exploded lithium-ion batteries look like. The service is concerned about a growing number of deaths caused by the exploding batteries. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

Vancouver sees 5-fold increase in fire deaths caused by exploding lithium-ion batteries

Fire department says tampering with, overcharging batteries is the issue

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service public information officer Matthew Trudeau displays what a series of exploded lithium-ion batteries look like. The service is concerned about a growing number of deaths caused by the exploding batteries. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
One person died and two people were injured from an explosion and fire at the Empress Hotel in Vancouver June 11. (Google Streetview)

One dead, two injured after explosion, fire in downtown Vancouver hotel: officials

Overcharged electric bike battery believed to be cause

One person died and two people were injured from an explosion and fire at the Empress Hotel in Vancouver June 11. (Google Streetview)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue, RCMP and B.C. Coroners Service are investigating a fire in the home of an elderly man that claimed his life Thursday, June 9. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Elderly man dies after morning fire at Quill Drive in Nanaimo

Structure fire reported just after 8:30 a.m. on June 9

Nanaimo Fire Rescue, RCMP and B.C. Coroners Service are investigating a fire in the home of an elderly man that claimed his life Thursday, June 9. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. piloting fire dashboard to help identify communities most at-risk of blazes

Online dashboard will launch in Coquitlam, Surrey, and Port Alberni in July

A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Nanaimo Fire Rescue battled a fire at a homeless camp at Bowen Park this morning, June 7, which included propane tanks exploding. (News Bulletin file photo)

Firefighters quench Nanaimo park blaze despite exploding propane tanks, remote location

No one at the scene of homeless camp in city park when Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews arrive

Nanaimo Fire Rescue battled a fire at a homeless camp at Bowen Park this morning, June 7, which included propane tanks exploding. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nothing but debris was left after a fire at the old Pioneer Square Mall building in Mill Bay on Friday, May 27, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Nothing but debris was left after a fire at the old Pioneer Square Mall building in Mill Bay on Friday, May 27, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

One person dead, 70 displaced after apartment fire in North Vancouver

Police say the victim’s identity is not being released because their family hasn’t yet been notified

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A boarded-up window on a home in the 100 block of Adams Avenue is the only outside evidence of a fire that claimed the life of a man in Nanaimo on Friday, May 27. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Man found dead after Nanaimo house fire

Firefighters say smoke alarm may have saved life of next-door neighbour

A boarded-up window on a home in the 100 block of Adams Avenue is the only outside evidence of a fire that claimed the life of a man in Nanaimo on Friday, May 27. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A fire broke out at the old Pioneer Square Mall building in Mill Bay on Friday, May 27, 2022. (Facebook photo)

50 firefighters fight 9-hour battle as Pioneer Square Mall in Mill Bay burns down

Fire department calls it ‘the fire many people were anticipating’

A fire broke out at the old Pioneer Square Mall building in Mill Bay on Friday, May 27, 2022. (Facebook photo)
A fire broke out at the old Pioneer Square Mall building in Mill Bay on Friday, May 27, 2022. (Dave Hutchinson photo)

Fire hits vacant Pioneer Square Mall in Mill Bay

Several other fire departments have been called out to provide aid

A fire broke out at the old Pioneer Square Mall building in Mill Bay on Friday, May 27, 2022. (Dave Hutchinson photo)
A vessel burns off the coast of Qualicum Beach on May 23. (Petra Hergt photo)

2 people rescued after boat catches fire, sinks off Qualicum Beach

Craft had approximately 1,000 litres of diesel fuel on board

A vessel burns off the coast of Qualicum Beach on May 23. (Petra Hergt photo)
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