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Hiker Jason Reedyk found the rehabilitated historic Eagle Pass Lookout destroyed by fire, part of it still burning, on Tuesday afternoon, Aug, 2, 2022. (Jason Reedyk photo)

‘Rehabilitated’ historic Eagle Pass Fire Lookout in Shuswap destroyed by blaze

Hiker finds part of Eagle Pass Lookout still burning

Hiker Jason Reedyk found the rehabilitated historic Eagle Pass Lookout destroyed by fire, part of it still burning, on Tuesday afternoon, Aug, 2, 2022. (Jason Reedyk photo)
(BC Wildfire Services)
(BC Wildfire Services)
Firefighters are battling 91 active fires in B.C. as of Aug. 3, including at Keremeos Creek near Penticton. Here, they work to implement small-scale planned ignitions along Highway 3A. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)

B.C. wildfire season intensifies with 91 active blazes, 5 of note

Vast majority believed to be caused by lightning

Firefighters are battling 91 active fires in B.C. as of Aug. 3, including at Keremeos Creek near Penticton. Here, they work to implement small-scale planned ignitions along Highway 3A. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)
A frightened and confused dog, one of two that were rescued from a house fire Tuesday morning, Aug. 2, does not appear happy about being collared by Const. Marlee Gamble of the Nanaimo RCMP, who slipped a makeshift leash around its neck as it was brought to her by Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighter Ryan Verhoog. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Two dogs rescued from house fire in Nanaimo

Two-storey rental house in the hospital district was home to nine people and their pets

A frightened and confused dog, one of two that were rescued from a house fire Tuesday morning, Aug. 2, does not appear happy about being collared by Const. Marlee Gamble of the Nanaimo RCMP, who slipped a makeshift leash around its neck as it was brought to her by Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighter Ryan Verhoog. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Tim Hortons restaurant on Northfield Road suffered damage in an early-morning fire Tuesday, Aug. 2. The fire is being investigated as an arson. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Tim Hortons in Nanaimo expected to be closed for months after arson

Following Aug. 2 incident, RCMP have identified a suspect, but haven’t located him

The Tim Hortons restaurant on Northfield Road suffered damage in an early-morning fire Tuesday, Aug. 2. The fire is being investigated as an arson. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Cranberry and North Cedar volunteer fire departments responded to two rollover crashes on the Trans-Canada Highway south of Nanaimo the afternoon of Thursday, July 28, including one in which an SUV caught fire. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Vehicle rolls over and catches fire along the highway south of Nanaimo

Cranberry fire chief credits water truck driver with knocking down flames and limiting fire damage

Cranberry and North Cedar volunteer fire departments responded to two rollover crashes on the Trans-Canada Highway south of Nanaimo the afternoon of Thursday, July 28, including one in which an SUV caught fire. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
A Duke Street resident uses a garden hose to spray down a fire that started in Playfair Park late Thursday morning (July 28). He and a neighbour had the fire controlled by the time Saanich firefighters arrived a short time later. Afterward, the second resident dumped a bucket of water on a spot that had begun smoking after firefighters left. (Photo by Thomas Russell)

Saanich residents put the damper on park fire – twice

Playfair Park neighbours’ swift action, accessible hose make easier job for fire crew

A Duke Street resident uses a garden hose to spray down a fire that started in Playfair Park late Thursday morning (July 28). He and a neighbour had the fire controlled by the time Saanich firefighters arrived a short time later. Afterward, the second resident dumped a bucket of water on a spot that had begun smoking after firefighters left. (Photo by Thomas Russell)
The intersection of Dunlevy Avenue and Powell Street, near where a woman was set on fire early July 25. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)

Woman set on fire while sitting on sidewalk in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Police say attack targeted a vulnerable member of the community

The intersection of Dunlevy Avenue and Powell Street, near where a woman was set on fire early July 25. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)
The Nohomin Creek fire is estimated at 2,364 hecatres as of July 25. (Photo courtesy of B.C. Wildfire Services)

Lytton’s Nohomin Creek fire sees some growth as heat wave hits B.C.

The wildfire grew from 2,193 hectares to about 2,364 hectares Monday

The Nohomin Creek fire is estimated at 2,364 hecatres as of July 25. (Photo courtesy of B.C. Wildfire Services)
The Kelowna fire department is spread thin (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

City of Kelowna ‘playing with fire’, resources inadequate to manage blazes

Kelowna fire department spread thin with “unsafe staffing levels” and a lack of resources

The Kelowna fire department is spread thin (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Night time photos of Nohomin Creek wildfire, about two-kilometeres north of Lytton, B.C. July 14, 2022. (Facebook/Edith Loring Kuhanga)

Nohomin Creek wildfire ‘quiet’ despite heat

The fire is estimated at 2,193 hectares

Night time photos of Nohomin Creek wildfire, about two-kilometeres north of Lytton, B.C. July 14, 2022. (Facebook/Edith Loring Kuhanga)
(Photo - B.C. Wildfire Services)

Nohomin Creek wildfire sees ‘quieter fire behaviour’, no more growth

Fire behaviour could increase as temperatures rise over the next week

(Photo - B.C. Wildfire Services)
Debris falls to the ground as demolition continues on the Winters Hotel in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, April 22, 2022. Two people died in the April 11 blaze. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

BC Coroner to investigate 2 deaths after fire at Vancouver SRO

April 11 blaze at Winters Hotel raised questions around safety standards in low-income housing

Debris falls to the ground as demolition continues on the Winters Hotel in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, April 22, 2022. Two people died in the April 11 blaze. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Departure Bay Activity Centre will be demolished, the City of Nanaimo announced Monday, July 18. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s Departure Bay Activity Centre slated for demolition

Following fire earlier this year, city has been advised the building cannot be repaired

The Departure Bay Activity Centre will be demolished, the City of Nanaimo announced Monday, July 18. (News Bulletin file photo)
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Crews battle West Kelowna fire from land, sky and water

Two structures are on fire in West Kelowna, visible from Kelowna’s lakeshore

(JP Letnick/Facebook)
East Wellington Fire Department extinguished a fire on a fueled boat in rural Nanaimo on July 16. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Firefighters battle ‘dangerous’ blaze on fully fuelled boat on land in rural Nanaimo

Incident happened in East Wellington on Saturday, July 16

East Wellington Fire Department extinguished a fire on a fueled boat in rural Nanaimo on July 16. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Two boats burned and one sank at Newcastle Marina on Thursday, July 14. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Boats catch fire in Nanaimo, one sinks, man badly burned

Incident happened Thursday, July 14, at Newcastle Marina on Stewart Avenue

Two boats burned and one sank at Newcastle Marina on Thursday, July 14. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Football equipment that may be salvaged litters the ground in front of the V.I. Raiders football team’s practice facility at Caledonia Park following a fire early Tuesday, July 12. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Fire damages Vancouver Island Raiders practice facility and equipment

Football team’s general manager estimates lost gear was worth tens of thousands of dollars

Football equipment that may be salvaged litters the ground in front of the V.I. Raiders football team’s practice facility at Caledonia Park following a fire early Tuesday, July 12. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
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)
Fire investigators are sifting through the remains of a house that burned down in north Nanaimo early Monday, July 11. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

House burns up on Nanaimo’s Metral Drive

Investigators now working to determine cause of blaze

Fire investigators are sifting through the remains of a house that burned down in north Nanaimo early Monday, July 11. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)