House fire

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

 

Courtenay Fire Department responds to an overnight fire in Royston. Photo submitted

Royston home damaged by early morning fire

Four occupants got out safely but are displaced because of the incident

 

A fire on July 17 caused major damage to a home on Ross Avenue in Royston. Photo by Tanja Kerr

Weekend fire damages home in Royston

Home was not occupied at the time; major damage to roof and upper floor

 

A young woman is believed to have died in a fire on the Malahat Nation reserve early Thursday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Woman dies in fire on Malahat Nation reserve Thursday morning

Victim alerted others to the fire, police say

A young woman is believed to have died in a fire on the Malahat Nation reserve early Thursday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Comox Fire Rescue responded to a fire near Rodello and Downey Friday night. Photo by Tracey Court

UPDATE: RCMP confirm fatality in Friday night house fire

One person was in the house at the time, no update on condition

Comox Fire Rescue responded to a fire near Rodello and Downey Friday night. Photo by Tracey Court
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, fire safety experts warn B.C. residents

One-third of Christmas tree fires start in January, according to the National Fire Protection Association. (Unsplash photo)
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)
An Oyster River Fire Rescue member hauls up a chainsaw to help fight the fire in the roof of the Black Creek home. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Oyster River department battles Black Creek house fire

UPDATED: House experiences extensive damage, no one inside at the time

An Oyster River Fire Rescue member hauls up a chainsaw to help fight the fire in the roof of the Black Creek home. Photo by Mike Chouinard
A home off Terrien Road in Nanoose Bay was destroyed by fire in the early morning of Feb. 23. (Jim Murray photo)

Massive early-morning blaze destroys Vancouver Island home

Firefighters from three departments called in to battle fire at unoccupied residence

A home off Terrien Road in Nanoose Bay was destroyed by fire in the early morning of Feb. 23. (Jim Murray photo)
A fire destroyed several units at a housing complex on Auchinachie Road Tuesday night. (Damian Joulie photo)
A fire destroyed several units at a housing complex on Auchinachie Road Tuesday night. (Damian Joulie photo)
A fire destroyed several unites at a housing complex on Auchinachie Road Tuesday night. (Damian Joulie photo)
A fire destroyed several unites at a housing complex on Auchinachie Road Tuesday night. (Damian Joulie photo)