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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 house fire in Nanaimo

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)
The aftermath of a Friday fire at a North Saanich-based shipping and receiving business that started in the afternoon with crews remaining on scene until midnight. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Fire destroys trailer at North Saanich shipping and receiving business; under investigation

Fire that completely destroyed a shipping trailer remains under investigation

The aftermath of a Friday fire at a North Saanich-based shipping and receiving business that started in the afternoon with crews remaining on scene until midnight. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
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)
Nanaimo RCMP suspect a firework sparked a fire that heavily damaged a public dock at Brannen Lake. (Submitted photo)

Fireworks suspected of destroying dock at lake in Nanaimo

Boat launch dock at Brannen Lake suffered heavy damage

Nanaimo RCMP suspect a firework sparked a fire that heavily damaged a public dock at Brannen Lake. (Submitted photo)
A burned out rail car that is part of the Alberni Pacific Railway’s equipment, sits on train tracks beside Enex Fuels on Harbour Road in Port Alberni, May 25, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Rail car fire, mysterious explosion keep Port Alberni fire crews busy

May long weekend was ‘relatively quiet’ for first responders in Port Alberni: Fire Chief Owens

A burned out rail car that is part of the Alberni Pacific Railway’s equipment, sits on train tracks beside Enex Fuels on Harbour Road in Port Alberni, May 25, 2022. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
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)
Campbell River Fire Chief Thomas Doherty (right) said the fire started inside the car dealership. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror

Smoke visible for kilometres due to fire at Campbell River car dealership

Fire spread to roof of building, but crews able to knock down flames

Campbell River Fire Chief Thomas Doherty (right) said the fire started inside the car dealership. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror
The Quaaout Lodge in the Shuswap, near Squila, was engulfed in flames Sunday morning, May 22. (Andrew McCausland photo)

VIDEO: Shuswap resort engulfed in flames

Fire at Quaaout Lodge Sunday morning, May 22, in Squilax

The Quaaout Lodge in the Shuswap, near Squila, was engulfed in flames Sunday morning, May 22. (Andrew McCausland photo)
The Doric Avenue property in Nanaimo’s Harewood neighbourhood that was devastated by a fire Tuesday evening, May 17, displacing a family of eight. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo rallies around family of 8 left without a home following house fire

Family, friends and strangers look to help support displaced family

The Doric Avenue property in Nanaimo’s Harewood neighbourhood that was devastated by a fire Tuesday evening, May 17, displacing a family of eight. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Campbell River firefighters enter the building on 9 avenue that caught fire on May 18. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire Department

Three displaced due to basement fire in Campbell River

17 firefighters, 11 other emergency personnel on scene for Wednesday afternoon blaze

Campbell River firefighters enter the building on 9 avenue that caught fire on May 18. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire Department
Thirteen people have been displaced but are uninjured after fleeing a fire that destroyed their home in Nanaimo on Tuesday, May 17. (Kaajal Manhas photo)

13 people displaced by house fire in Nanaimo

Residents, including 8 children, escaped unharmed from fire on Doric Avenue

Thirteen people have been displaced but are uninjured after fleeing a fire that destroyed their home in Nanaimo on Tuesday, May 17. (Kaajal Manhas photo)
A home on Church Road was destroyed in a fire the afternoon and early evening of Monday, May 16. There were no serious injuries in the blaze, said RCMP. (Duck Paterson photo)

House burns down on Church Road on Stz’uminus reserve

North Oyster and Ladysmith firefighters were called out Monday afternoon

A home on Church Road was destroyed in a fire the afternoon and early evening of Monday, May 16. There were no serious injuries in the blaze, said RCMP. (Duck Paterson photo)
Two wooden barns that are part of the Alberni District Fall Fairgrounds go up in flames in the early morning hours of May 17, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY PETER HESSE)

Suspicious fire destroys two empty horse barns at Port Alberni’s fall fairgrounds

It’s the third suspicious fire in the past six months at the site, officials say

Two wooden barns that are part of the Alberni District Fall Fairgrounds go up in flames in the early morning hours of May 17, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY PETER HESSE)
Benson View Road residents were startled by loud bangs when propane tanks exploded in a burning stolen pickup truck early Sunday, May 15. (File photo)

Exploding propane tanks in burning stolen truck startle Nanaimo residents

Pickup stolen from Nanaimo Airport parking lot found fully ablaze on Benson View Road

Benson View Road residents were startled by loud bangs when propane tanks exploded in a burning stolen pickup truck early Sunday, May 15. (File photo)
A fire started in the Penticton Toyota dealership in the early hours of Wednesday morning. It is currently under investigation. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)

2 arrested in Penticton after Toyota dealership fire deemed arson

Fire crews say damage to the back of the dealership is ‘extensive’

A fire started in the Penticton Toyota dealership in the early hours of Wednesday morning. It is currently under investigation. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)
Two incidents over the weekend involved kitchen fires. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.

Campbell River fire department responds to two kitchen fires in two days

Chief says frequency of kitchen incidents “shocking”

Two incidents over the weekend involved kitchen fires. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.
Fire crews at the site of a blaze at a warehouse in Chemainus. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Updated – Heavy smoke envelops warehouse building in Chemainus

Fire crews on the scene more than five hours before gaining control

Fire crews at the site of a blaze at a warehouse in Chemainus. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Ben Lypka / Abbotsford News

VIDEO: 160 units evacuated in large apartment fire in Abbotsford

Impacted residents being assisted by Emergency Support Services

Ben Lypka / Abbotsford News
Smoke is seen coming from the upstairs window of an unoccupied house that sustained damage from a suspicious fire on the weekend. Nanaimo RCMP are investigating. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo RCMP investigating fire set in house next to the one that exploded

Fire burned through kitchen floor at house that’s been boarded up since explosion two months ago

Smoke is seen coming from the upstairs window of an unoccupied house that sustained damage from a suspicious fire on the weekend. Nanaimo RCMP are investigating. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)