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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

 

First responders were on scene of a structure fire at the former Caledonian Clinic site late in the morning Wednesday, Jan. 25. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Squatters appeared to have been living in old Nanaimo clinic that caught fire

Crews snuff out blaze at former medical clinic Wednesday, Jan. 25

 

Firefighters from North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department prepare to snuff out a burning car on Simpson Road on Wednesday, Jan. 18. (Duck Paterson photo)

Muscle car burns up near Nanaimo Airport

Firefighters arrive to find Chevrolet Camaro with no licence plates engulfed in flames

 

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

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)
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

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)
(Submitted photo)
(Submitted photo)
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)
Wellington Secondary School’s band room suffered damage in a fire Monday, Jan. 2. (News Bulletin photo)

High school band room scorched in fire at Nanaimo’s Wellington Secondary

Firefighters limit damage to band room’s exterior

Wellington Secondary School’s band room suffered damage in a fire Monday, Jan. 2. (News Bulletin 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)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters arrived at Bowen and Latimer roads early this morning to find a house fully engulfed in flames. (Nanaimo Fire Rescue photo)

House destroyed by fire on Nanaimo’s Bowen Road

Firefighters arrived to find house fully engulfed in flames

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters arrived at Bowen and Latimer roads early this morning 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)
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)
All four North Cowichan fire halls were called out to a house fire in Chemainus on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The RBC Mobile Bank, which includes seating for customer service as well as an ATM at the back of the truck, has been set up in Port Alberni after a fire forced temporary closure of the RBC Royal Bank on Third Avenue. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

RBC in Port Alberni brings in mobile bank as branch recovers from fire

Main branch on Third Avenue is expected to re-open on Monday, Dec. 19

The RBC Mobile Bank, which includes seating for customer service as well as an ATM at the back of the truck, has been set up in Port Alberni after a fire forced temporary closure of the RBC Royal Bank on Third Avenue. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
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 combusts in Cowichan Valley driveway

“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)