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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 Maple Bay 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)
Firefighters battle a horrendous fire at lunch hour on Parkway Dr. Fri. Dec. 9. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Fire crews battle fire on Parkway Road in Campbell River

Black plume of smoke can be seen rising from the scene; Homeowners evacuated as crews battle fire.

Firefighters battle a horrendous fire at lunch hour on Parkway Dr. Fri. Dec. 9. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror
One man was hospitalized for burns after a fire in a Nanaimo apartment on Wednesday, Dec. 7. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Man in Nanaimo suffers burns trying to put out fire in apartment on Stewart Avenue

Victim hospitalized with ‘major burns’ after fire in bathroom

One man was hospitalized for burns after a fire in a Nanaimo apartment on Wednesday, Dec. 7. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
A massive overnight fire destroyed the Esso gas station in Bowser on Dec. 6. (Michelle Bruhn photo)
A massive overnight fire destroyed the Esso gas station in Bowser on Dec. 6. (Michelle Bruhn 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)

Victoria police struggling to identify 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)
A fire at an industrial property on Boban Drive on the weekend destroyed a storage shed and an Atco trailer, but caused no injuries. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Fire destroys shed and trailer on industrial property in Nanaimo

Fire not deemed suspicious, but cause under investigation

A fire at an industrial property on Boban Drive on the weekend destroyed a storage shed and an Atco trailer, but caused no injuries. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
Six fire departments responded to a structure fire at the Riverside Resort in Dashwood the evening of Dec. 4. (Dashwood Fire Department photo)
Six fire departments responded to a structure fire at the Riverside Resort in Dashwood the evening of Dec. 4. (Dashwood Fire Department photo)
Fire crews and the RCMP respond to a fire in the ATM vestibule at the Royal Bank on Third Avenue, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (JERRY FEVENS/ Special to the AV News)

Fire at Royal Bank in Port Alberni starts in little library

A bystander flagged down firefighters already in area, prompting fast response

Fire crews and the RCMP respond to a fire in the ATM vestibule at the Royal Bank on Third Avenue, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (JERRY FEVENS/ Special to the AV News)
Seven trucks from Nanaimo Fire Rescue’s four Nanaimo fire stations responded to a fire that destroyed a house and forced two people from their home early Wednesday. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)

House fire in Nanaimo displaces two people

Early morning blaze burned through roof of rancher on Barrington Road on Wednesday, Nov. 30

Seven trucks from Nanaimo Fire Rescue’s four Nanaimo fire stations responded to a fire that destroyed a house and forced two people from their home early Wednesday. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)
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)
Ashley Rowe, Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club commodore, front, and Danuch Patrick, a club volunteer, survey the remains of two vintage voyageur-style canoes that were destroyed by an early morning fire Thursday, Nov. 24. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: Voyageur canoes used in Canada’s centennial destroyed in Island fire

Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club canoes burn up in incident Thursday, Nov. 24, at Loudon Park

Ashley Rowe, Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club commodore, front, and Danuch Patrick, a club volunteer, survey the remains of two vintage voyageur-style canoes that were destroyed by an early morning fire Thursday, Nov. 24. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Police say a fire that took place at a Saanich church overnight or early Monday (Nov. 21) morning is being treated as ‘suspicious.’ (Black Press Media file photo)

Police investigate ‘suspicious’ blaze at Saanich church

Fire likely happened overnight or early Monday morning, police say

Police say a fire that took place at a Saanich church overnight or early Monday (Nov. 21) morning is being treated as ‘suspicious.’ (Black Press Media file photo)
Firefighters assess flames and heavy smoke behind a building in the 3400-block of Third Avenue on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. (FACEBOOK SCREENSHOT, PAFD VIDEO)

Fire crews knock down structure fire on Port Alberni’s Third Avenue

Structure fire was a record 2,195 call for Port Alberni Fire Department

Firefighters assess flames and heavy smoke behind a building in the 3400-block of Third Avenue on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. (FACEBOOK SCREENSHOT, PAFD VIDEO)
Four Nanaimo Fire Rescue engines were on scene of a fire on Millstone Avenue on Saturday, Nov. 19. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Four fire engines called in to tackle blaze at Millstone Ave. apartment in Nanaimo

Seven displaced by fire on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 19

Four Nanaimo Fire Rescue engines were on scene of a fire on Millstone Avenue on Saturday, Nov. 19. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
PQB News reader Michael Glendenning captured this aerial shot of the devastation caused by a fire Nov. 9 at the Parksville Heritage Centre, which destroyed several businesses.

Massive Parksville Heritage Centre fire not considered suspicious

Fire department turns over scene to insurance investigators

PQB News reader Michael Glendenning captured this aerial shot of the devastation caused by a fire Nov. 9 at the Parksville Heritage Centre, which destroyed several businesses.
(PQB News file photo)

Parksville fire on Remembrance Day leaves 1 person dead

Fire officials say blaze at River Green Resort put out within 10 minutes

(PQB News file photo)
(Michael Briones photo)

Crews respond to massive fire at Parksville Heritage Centre building

No injuries reported, several businesses gutted by blaze

(Michael Briones photo)
A fire in Kamloops prompted safety warnings from departments in the Interior over the potential dangers of lithium batteries. (Screenshot- Kamloops Fire Rescue, Facebook video)

Explosive footage from Kamloops prompts safety warnings over lithium batteries

Defective batteries can overheat, catch fire or explode: Kamloops Fire Rescue

A fire in Kamloops prompted safety warnings from departments in the Interior over the potential dangers of lithium batteries. (Screenshot- Kamloops Fire Rescue, Facebook video)
Rick Boehm, Thornhill and regional district fire chief, with the department’s new ladder truck. (File photo)

Remote northwest B.C. community left without a fire department due to volunteer shortage

Almost 200 homes in Dease Lake will have to fend for themselves in case of fire

Rick Boehm, Thornhill and regional district fire chief, with the department’s new ladder truck. (File photo)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue Station No. 1 on Fitzwilliam Street is nearing completion. Administration staff started setting up offices in July, but the structure is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2022. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

PHOTOS: Nanaimo’s new downtown fire station built for operational and energy efficiency

Nanaimo fire chief expects Fire Station No. 1 to be complete by the end of this year

Nanaimo Fire Rescue Station No. 1 on Fitzwilliam Street is nearing completion. Administration staff started setting up offices in July, but the structure is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2022. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)