Victoria Fire Department

One man has been arrested in connection with three fires set within a 10-minute time frame in James Bay the night of May 14. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria police make arrest in connection to string of James Bay fires

50-year-old man faces recommended arson charges for May 14 fires

One man has been arrested in connection with three fires set within a 10-minute time frame in James Bay the night of May 14. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The B.C. government spent $18.5 million on Comfort Inn Hotel, located at 3020 Blanshard Street, to provide affordable housing to the homeless. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Fire at Victoria hotel contained to one room, leaves 20 suites in need of remediation

Fire crews extinguished the blaze at the Comfort Inn in 12 minutes

The B.C. government spent $18.5 million on Comfort Inn Hotel, located at 3020 Blanshard Street, to provide affordable housing to the homeless. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
A fire sparked in an apartment building on Dowler Place before 5 a.m. on Saturday. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Victoria fire crews rescue three residents from early morning apartment fire

Fire caused about $200,000 in damage, fire department says

A fire sparked in an apartment building on Dowler Place before 5 a.m. on Saturday. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
This heritage house in Vic West caught fire twice in three days. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Firefighter offers fire prevention tips after five Victoria blazes in less than a week

Most importantly, says deputy chief Chris Royel, have a smoke detector

This heritage house in Vic West caught fire twice in three days. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
A fire was started in a home in the 2000-block of Victor Street on Monday evening. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Two people taken to hospital after cooking oil fire ravages home

Victoria Fire Department estimates $150,000 in damages

A fire was started in a home in the 2000-block of Victor Street on Monday evening. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
The Victoria Fire Department was able to contain a fire to one room after a bed placed directly against a heater ignited. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bed against heater causes fire in Fernwood basement suite

The Victoria Fire Department was able to contain the blaze to one room

The Victoria Fire Department was able to contain a fire to one room after a bed placed directly against a heater ignited. (Black Press Media file photo)
Firefighters from the Victoria Fire Department were called to a construction site near Herald Street and Blanshard Avenue on Thursday night (File submitted)

Firefighters call cause of fire at downtown Victoria construction site ‘undetermined’

The Victoria Fire Department responded to a minor fire near Blanshard and Herald

Firefighters from the Victoria Fire Department were called to a construction site near Herald Street and Blanshard Avenue on Thursday night (File submitted)
The Victoria Police Department and the Esquimalt Fire Department rescued a couple ducklings from a storm drain on Tuesday (Twitter/VicPDCanada)

VicPD, Esquimalt Fire Department team up to rescue ducklings

A couple ducklings were saved after they’d fallen into a storm drain

The Victoria Police Department and the Esquimalt Fire Department rescued a couple ducklings from a storm drain on Tuesday (Twitter/VicPDCanada)
The fire engulfed the suite and spread to a neighbouring suite due to strong winds, according to Victoria Fire. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
The fire engulfed the suite and spread to a neighbouring suite due to strong winds, according to Victoria Fire. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Victoria, Saanich police investigate rash of dumpster fires

Victoria, Saanich police investigate rash of dumpster fires

Four dumpster fires happened across Saanich and Victoria on Monday morning

Victoria, Saanich police investigate rash of dumpster fires
The Victoria Fire Department helped rescue two dogs and their owner from an elevator after a leash got caught in the gears and damaged the doors (File submitted)

That’s ruff: Man, dogs get stuck in Victoria elevator after leash snags on door

The Victoria Fire Department was called to a residential building in downtown Victoria

The Victoria Fire Department helped rescue two dogs and their owner from an elevator after a leash got caught in the gears and damaged the doors (File submitted)
The Victoria Fire Department helped rescue two dogs and their owner from an elevator after a leash got caught in the gears and damaged the doors (File submitted)

Two dogs and owner rescued from elevator after leash snags on door

The Victoria Fire Department was called to a residential building in downtown Victoria

The Victoria Fire Department helped rescue two dogs and their owner from an elevator after a leash got caught in the gears and damaged the doors (File submitted)
Witnesses reported seeing the woman smoking at a site where a brush fire started along Dallas Road on Saturday (Keri Coles/News staff)

2 fires in Victoria caused by cigarettes prompts warning from deputy fire chief

Two separate fires caused by cigarette butts were avoidable

Witnesses reported seeing the woman smoking at a site where a brush fire started along Dallas Road on Saturday (Keri Coles/News staff)
People will legally be allowed to grow four cannabis plants at home starting Oct. 17, but B.C. fire chiefs are worried about the lack of legislation surrounding electrical and fire codes. (File photo)

B.C. Fire chiefs concerned over home-grown cannabis and fire hazards

More legislation is needed around electrical, fire codes

People will legally be allowed to grow four cannabis plants at home starting Oct. 17, but B.C. fire chiefs are worried about the lack of legislation surrounding electrical and fire codes. (File photo)
Sam and Finn Parker’s brother Jasper, three, got out safely from their burning house because his brothers’ quick thinking. Nicole Crescenzi/ VICTORIA NEWS

Teen Victoria brothers receive award for saving family from house fire

Sam and Finn Parker kept cool when their home started to burn and got three people out

Sam and Finn Parker’s brother Jasper, three, got out safely from their burning house because his brothers’ quick thinking. Nicole Crescenzi/ VICTORIA NEWS
(Victoria Fire Department)

Latest in firefighting technology debuts during Victoria blaze

Drone feeds intel to crews to help formulate firefighting action plans

(Victoria Fire Department)