House fire

Firefighters reload hoses onto a fire truck after knocking down a blaze Monday on Portsmouth Road. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

It was ‘only a matter of time’ before fire broke out in north Nanaimo duplex, says investigator

At least seven people displaced after fire Monday on Portsmouth Road

 

Restoration is underway at a Vic West heritage home in the 200-block of Robert Street, which was severely damaged by fire in April, 2020. (Courtesy of Vanessa Nicholson)

Restoration begins on Vic West heritage home ravaged by fire

‘Muirhead House’ was built in 1903, damaged by fire in April 2020

 

Metchosin Fire Rescue Fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop said home is moderately damaged after a fire along Hi-Mount Drive Sunday morning. (Stephanie Dunlop photo)

Metchosin home damaged after Sunday morning fire

No injuries reported, according to Metchosin Fire Rescue Chief

 

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)
A home of Murphy Street was fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived, but all five occupants managed to get to safety thanks to working smoke detectors, according to Campbell River Fire. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire/Twitter

UPDATED: Five safe after fire rips through Campbell River home

Working smoke alarms save lives,’ read the post on Twitter Saturday morning from the fire department

A home of Murphy Street was fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived, but all five occupants managed to get to safety thanks to working smoke detectors, according to Campbell River Fire. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire/Twitter
A home of Murphy Street was fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived, but all five occupants managed to get to safety thanks to working smoke detectors, according to Campbell River Fire. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire/Twitter

Five safe after fire rips through Campbell River home

Working smoke alarms save lives,’ read the post on Twitter Saturday morning from the fire department

A home of Murphy Street was fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived, but all five occupants managed to get to safety thanks to working smoke detectors, according to Campbell River Fire. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire/Twitter
Itty, a Siamese cat, has been missing since a house fire in Victoria’s Fernwood neighbourhood on Friday, Nov. 27. Her owner says she has white fur with blonde and grey markings. (Facebook/ROAM)

Cat goes missing after house fire in Fernwood neighbourhood

‘Itty’ has white fur, blonde and grey markings and blue eyes

Itty, a Siamese cat, has been missing since a house fire in Victoria’s Fernwood neighbourhood on Friday, Nov. 27. Her owner says she has white fur with blonde and grey markings. (Facebook/ROAM)
Equipment demolished what is left of a house on Mountain View Drive near Lake Cowichan after a house fire this morning, Nov. 27, 2020. (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. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)
A Wednesday night fire at an empty house in Langford is under investigation. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A Wednesday night fire at an empty house in Langford is under investigation. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A Saanich house was destroyed by a fire in the early morning hours of Sept. 10. (Courtesy of the Saanich Fire Department)

UPDATE: Early morning Saanich house fire deemed suspicious

Fire crews responded to blaze around 12:30 a.m.

A Saanich house was destroyed by a fire in the early morning hours of Sept. 10. (Courtesy of the Saanich Fire Department)
A video still image from the house fire. Image, Oyster River Fire Rescue

Oyster River department battles Black Creek house fire

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

A video still image from the house fire. Image, Oyster River Fire Rescue
Campbell River Fire Department responded to a house fire on the evening of June 17, 2020. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire Deparment

No injuries in Campbell River house fire

Crews responded to blaze on June 17

Campbell River Fire Department responded to a house fire on the evening of June 17, 2020. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire Deparment
A Victoria couple is facing homelessness after a fire badly damaged their rented home. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Victoria couple is facing homelessness after a fire badly damaged their rented home. (Black Press Media file photo)
This was the scene Sunday evening as firefighting crews from Central Saanich, North Saanich and Sidney battled a house fire on Skyline Crescent in Central Saanich. A GoFundMe campaign is now underway to help the family. (Central Saanich Fire/Twitter)

Community rallies around Island family displaced by Sunday fire

COVID-19 outbreak impacts what kind of donations can be accepted

This was the scene Sunday evening as firefighting crews from Central Saanich, North Saanich and Sidney battled a house fire on Skyline Crescent in Central Saanich. A GoFundMe campaign is now underway to help the family. (Central Saanich Fire/Twitter)
Saanich Fire responds to a house fire on 4900 block Albina street the morning of March 5. (Saanich Fire/Twitter)

Saanich Fire responds to early morning house fire

The D crew were on scene at 4:40 a.m. fire is contained

Saanich Fire responds to a house fire on 4900 block Albina street the morning of March 5. (Saanich Fire/Twitter)
A structure fire on Smith Road in Beaver Creek, Saturday, Feb. 22. (PHOTO COURTESY ROY HINES)

Cat dies in Port Alberni house fire

Cause of the late night weekend fire is still undetermined

A structure fire on Smith Road in Beaver Creek, Saturday, Feb. 22. (PHOTO COURTESY ROY HINES)
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 unoccupied Nanoose Bay home

Firefighters from three departments called in to battle fire

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)

Woman charged with arson in relation to Duncan fire

Rhiannon Heather Midgley was in Duncan court Thursday after blaze ripped through five units

A fire destroyed several units at a housing complex on Auchinachie Road Tuesday night. (Damian Joulie photo)
Fire rips through Duncan-area housing complex

Fire rips through Duncan-area housing complex

No injuries reported as blaze burns through five living units

Fire rips through Duncan-area housing complex
(Twitter Sgt Rob Smith)

Major house fire overnight in Oak Bay now extinguished

One firefighter was taken to hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation

(Twitter Sgt Rob Smith)