Langford Fire Rescue

West Shore firefighters had a busy start to the week. (Black Press Media file photo)

5 elevator rescues needed due to power outages on West Shore

West Shore firefighters left busy with rescues, flooding and fires on Monday

 

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Langford Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Lance Caven stands Monday in the debris of a fire that lit up the roofs of an under-construction townhouse row on Echo Valley Place, where he’s documenting evidence for an investigation. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Fire ignites on roof in townhouse row under construction in Langford

No injuries sustained; Langford Fire Rescue team and other fire departments attack blaze

 

Langford Fire Rescue is once again asking people not to drop their cigarette butts on the ground after five small fires were started in five days. (Langford Fire Rescue/Facebook)

Langford fire responds to 5 fires started by cigarette butts in 5 days

Free reusable pocket ashtrays offered at Langford fire station

 

(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)
A logging truck rolled over on the Trans-Canada Highway near West Shore Parkway. (Twitter/@busdriverlife)

Logs cleared after rollover crash in Langford, cause still undetermined

Driver given ticket for failing to maintain logbook, inspections ordered for truck, trailer

A logging truck rolled over on the Trans-Canada Highway near West Shore Parkway. (Twitter/@busdriverlife)
Colwood Fire Rescue is reminding the public to only burn dry, seasoned wood in fireplaces after heavy smoke filled the intersection of Sooke Road and Acacia Drive when a homeowner tried burning a plastic item on Sunday, Jan. 24. (Emily Jessop photo)

Colwood homeowner burns plastic in fireplace, causes emergency response

Colwood Fire Rescue says burn dry, seasoned wood in fireplaces only

Colwood Fire Rescue is reminding the public to only burn dry, seasoned wood in fireplaces after heavy smoke filled the intersection of Sooke Road and Acacia Drive when a homeowner tried burning a plastic item on Sunday, Jan. 24. (Emily Jessop photo)
Langford Fire Rescue is reminding the public to make sure their furnaces and fireplaces are working properly after one man was injured due to a furnace fire. (Black Press Media file photo)

Furnace fire leaves burns on Sooke man’s face

Make sure furnaces and fireplaces are working properly, says Langford Fire Rescue

Langford Fire Rescue is reminding the public to make sure their furnaces and fireplaces are working properly after one man was injured due to a furnace fire. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford Fire Rescue is investigating after a fire was reported at an abandoned building on Saturday night. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Second fire at abandoned Langford home in three days

Langford Fire Rescue, West Shore RCMP investigating two suspicious fires in close proximity

Langford Fire Rescue is investigating after a fire was reported at an abandoned building on Saturday night. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
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)
West Shore fire chiefs (from right) Dean Ford (Highlands), Paul Hurst (View Royal), Stephanie Dunlop (Metchosin), Chris Aubrey (Langford) and John Cassidy (Colwood) are concerned about the community’s well-being after seeing a dramatic increase in mental health calls. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)

Vancouver Island first responders raise alarm after dramatic increase in mental health calls

Frontline braces, fearing for community’s mental health over winter

West Shore fire chiefs (from right) Dean Ford (Highlands), Paul Hurst (View Royal), Stephanie Dunlop (Metchosin), Chris Aubrey (Langford) and John Cassidy (Colwood) are concerned about the community’s well-being after seeing a dramatic increase in mental health calls. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)
Fire crews from the Highlands and Langford joined forces to rescue a dog that fell down a cliff in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. (Highlands Fire Rescue/Facebook)

Highlands, Langford firefighters rescue dog from 60-foot gully in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park

Third dog rescued from same area in past year, fire chief says

Fire crews from the Highlands and Langford joined forces to rescue a dog that fell down a cliff in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. (Highlands Fire Rescue/Facebook)
A fire that ripped through the balcony of a Langford apartment unit Thursday afternoon was quickly extinguished by firefighters, but that unit, and others, will be impacted by water damage. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Langford residents could be out of condo for weeks after balcony fire

Fire crews still investigating cause of Thursday evening blaze

A fire that ripped through the balcony of a Langford apartment unit Thursday afternoon was quickly extinguished by firefighters, but that unit, and others, will be impacted by water damage. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Instead of an open fire burning season from Nov. 1 to 30, Langford will host a a community clean up day. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford douses fall open fire season

Campfires still allowed with free online permit

Instead of an open fire burning season from Nov. 1 to 30, Langford will host a a community clean up day. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jessica Choules and Rob Pearce have been in B.C. since last October and had planned on travelling the country in their van. (Provided by Jessica Choules)

Travelling couple still hopeful of completing ‘Canadian Dream’ despite van burning

The van, which the pair was living in, caught on fire on Tuesday at Big O Tire in View Royal

Jessica Choules and Rob Pearce have been in B.C. since last October and had planned on travelling the country in their van. (Provided by Jessica Choules)
Around 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 8, fire crews from Langford, Colwood and View Royal were called to Big O Tire on Island Highway. (Black Press Media photo)

Owner of Big O Tire grateful for community support after family business burns

Tuesday’sGreater Victoria fire left one employee with third-degree burns, travellers with no home

Around 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 8, fire crews from Langford, Colwood and View Royal were called to Big O Tire on Island Highway. (Black Press Media photo)
The 1.9-hectare fire that blazed through Mill Hill Regional Park is officially out, says Langford Fire Rescue. The fire was believed to be human-caused. (Susan Anderson photo)

Mill Hill brush fire officially out

Fire burned 1.9 hectares between Langford and View Royal over the last week

  • Jul 29, 2020
The 1.9-hectare fire that blazed through Mill Hill Regional Park is officially out, says Langford Fire Rescue. The fire was believed to be human-caused. (Susan Anderson photo)
An eventful late July weekend in Goldstream Provincial Park included a bear sighting near the trestle trail, which followed the rescue of a man and his dog, after the man became overheated and disoriented while hiking. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Large black bear spotted, hiker lost in unrelated incidents near Goldstream Trestle

No injuries to hikers, B.C. Conservation Service notified

An eventful late July weekend in Goldstream Provincial Park included a bear sighting near the trestle trail, which followed the rescue of a man and his dog, after the man became overheated and disoriented while hiking. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
View Royal Fire Chief Paul Hurst says an early morning fire serves as a reminder to check smoke detectors. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

Bedridden elderly woman rescued from burning home on Songhees Nation

View Royal fire chief says fire is a reminder to check smoke alarms

View Royal Fire Chief Paul Hurst says an early morning fire serves as a reminder to check smoke detectors. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)
The 1.5-hectare fire that blazed through Mill Hill Regional Park Tuesday evening is believed to be human-caused. (Susan Anderson photo)

Brush fire near View Royal neighbourhood believed to be human-caused

Mill Hill Regional Park remains closed while crews extinguish blaze

The 1.5-hectare fire that blazed through Mill Hill Regional Park Tuesday evening is believed to be human-caused. (Susan Anderson photo)
A plane drops fire suppressant onto the wildfire at Mill Hill regional park. (@chadhip/Twitter)

UPDATED: CRD closes Mill Hill Park as crews battle wildfire

Langford Fire Rescue asking people to avoid the area

A plane drops fire suppressant onto the wildfire at Mill Hill regional park. (@chadhip/Twitter)