View Royal 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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
View Royal Fire Chief is calling for solutions after two preventable incidents at Thetis Lake over the long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal fire chief calls for realistic solutions to ‘mess’ at Thetis Lake

Emergency crews harassed while extinguishing brush fire, rescuing drunk 15-year-old during long weekend calls

View Royal Fire Chief is calling for solutions after two preventable incidents at Thetis Lake over the long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
View Royal Fire responded at 7 a.m. to a head-on collision between two trucks at Admiral’s Road on Nov. 9. (Black Press staff photo)

Head-on collision in View Royal under investigation

Traffic was delayed for more than an hour after Admiral’s Road crash

View Royal Fire responded at 7 a.m. to a head-on collision between two trucks at Admiral’s Road on Nov. 9. (Black Press staff photo)
B.C. Emergency Health Services added an additional ambulance into Greater Victoria’s rotation last year to deal with the large number of overdoses in the region. (Black Press file photo)
B.C. Emergency Health Services added an additional ambulance into Greater Victoria’s rotation last year to deal with the large number of overdoses in the region. (Black Press file photo)
Emergency crews transported an injured man, who fell on a trail at Thetis Lake Regional Park, back to the main beach by boat. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

Emergency crews aid injured man at Thetis Lake Park

Crews transport patient back to main beach by boat

Emergency crews transported an injured man, who fell on a trail at Thetis Lake Regional Park, back to the main beach by boat. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
A commercial vehicle struck the pedestrian bridge at the corner of Atkins and Six Mile Roads near Thetis Lake in View Royal Wednesday afternoon. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Pedestrian bridge struck at Atkins and Six Mile in View Royal

Traffic down to single lane, motorists asked to avoid the area

A commercial vehicle struck the pedestrian bridge at the corner of Atkins and Six Mile Roads near Thetis Lake in View Royal Wednesday afternoon. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Emergency crews are on scene for a structure fire @ 28 Lekwungen Lane on the Songhees Nation. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
Emergency crews are on scene for a structure fire @ 28 Lekwungen Lane on the Songhees Nation. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
Pedestrian in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck in View Royal

Pedestrian in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck in View Royal

Incident closed Island Highway for several hours Wednesday night

Pedestrian in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck in View Royal
Quick thinking staff help limit spread of laundromat fire in View Royal

Quick thinking staff help limit spread of laundromat fire in View Royal

Firefighters from three departments respond to Six Mile Road Shell station

Quick thinking staff help limit spread of laundromat fire in View Royal