fire

(Brennan Phillips- Western News)

VIDEO: Explosions heard as fire rips through Penticton home

Crews responded to the blaze just before 4:30 on Wednesday, June 22

 

A motorist snapped this alarming pic of a truck on fire Wednesday afternoon (June 15, 2022), westbound near Yale on Highway 1. (George Campbell/Facebook photo)

Truck catches fire on Highway 1 near Yale

The driver escaped injury after the engine in his truck ‘blew up’

 

Facebook photo.

Two people flown to hospital with serious burns following Mission apartment blaze

Fire Chief: All residents not yet accounted for; investigation underway of severely damaged building

 

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service public information officer Matthew Trudeau displays what a series of exploded lithium-ion batteries look like. The service is concerned about a growing number of deaths caused by the exploding batteries. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

Vancouver sees 5-fold increase in fire deaths caused by exploding lithium-ion batteries

Fire department says tampering with, overcharging batteries is the issue

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service public information officer Matthew Trudeau displays what a series of exploded lithium-ion batteries look like. The service is concerned about a growing number of deaths caused by the exploding batteries. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
One person died and two people were injured from an explosion and fire at the Empress Hotel in Vancouver June 11. (Google Streetview)

One dead, two injured after explosion, fire in downtown Vancouver hotel: officials

Overcharged electric bike battery believed to be cause

One person died and two people were injured from an explosion and fire at the Empress Hotel in Vancouver June 11. (Google Streetview)
Aftermath of a vacant house fire in the 46000-block of Princess Avenue in the early hours of June 10, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Another vacant house fire declared ‘deliberately set’ in downtown Chilliwack: fire officials

Vacant house owners face ‘increased risk’ of vandalism, theft, and fire damage, warn fire officials

Aftermath of a vacant house fire in the 46000-block of Princess Avenue in the early hours of June 10, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. piloting fire dashboard to help identify communities most at-risk of blazes

Online dashboard will launch in Coquitlam, Surrey, and Port Alberni in July

A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

One person dead, 70 displaced after apartment fire in North Vancouver

Police say the victim’s identity is not being released because their family hasn’t yet been notified

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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)
Firefighters battle a blaze on a farm in the Sumas Prairie region of Abbotsford. (Curtis Kreklau photo)

VIDEO and PHOTOS: Fire destroys farm property structure on Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie

Fire reported at 1:30 p.m., cause and full extent of damage is not yet known

Firefighters battle a blaze on a farm in the Sumas Prairie region of Abbotsford. (Curtis Kreklau 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)
A May 3, 2022 fire at the Tamarind Westside apartment building in Abbotsford. (Matthew Tanner photo)

Chilliwack couple lose everything in Abbotsford apartment fire

Renters’ insurance application was on their kitchen counter when the fire tore through the building

A May 3, 2022 fire at the Tamarind Westside apartment building in Abbotsford. (Matthew Tanner photo)
Karin Skaley. Image from GoFundMe page.

GoFundMe page started for mother and son who lost everything in Mission apartment fire

Karin Skaley was denied renters insurance due to recent flooding in building, GoFundMe page says

Karin Skaley. Image from GoFundMe page.
A large fire Tuesday morning caused major damage to the Tamarind Westside apartment building on Cardinal Avenue just east of Mt. Lehman Road. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Online fundraisers set up for tenants who lost everything in Abbotsford apartment fire

Residents of impacted building on Cardinal Avenue remain displaced

A large fire Tuesday morning caused major damage to the Tamarind Westside apartment building on Cardinal Avenue just east of Mt. Lehman Road. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The northwest corner of 30515 Cardinal Avenue suffered heavy fire damage on Tuesday (May 3). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS and VIDEO: Aftermath of Abbotsford fire on Cardinal Avenue reveals heavy damage

Residents of 30515 Cardinal Avenue are unable to return to their building after early blaze

The northwest corner of 30515 Cardinal Avenue suffered heavy fire damage on Tuesday (May 3). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The fire alarm started at 6 a.m. Fire stations from neighbouring municipalities have been called to assist. Ben Lypka / Abbotsford News

VIDEO: Large apartment fire in west Abbotsford

Firefighters on scene at 30515 Cardinal Ave.; fire has spread from 3rd to 4th floor

The fire alarm started at 6 a.m. Fire stations from neighbouring municipalities have been called to assist. Ben Lypka / Abbotsford News
Firefighters arrived on scene to find smoke and fire coming from an apartment on the norht  side of the buidling. Facebook photo.
Firefighters arrived on scene to find smoke and fire coming from an apartment on the norht  side of the buidling. Facebook photo.
A large-scale fire broke out in a structure at the corner of Abbott and Water streets in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood April 11. (Credit: Matt Piercy)

Cleanup begins after demolition of burned Winters Hotel in Vancouver, city says

Two bodies found in rubble more than a week after the April 11 fire

A large-scale fire broke out in a structure at the corner of Abbott and Water streets in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood April 11. (Credit: Matt Piercy)
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. Mounties say three people died in a house fire northwest of Edmonton on the weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Two women, one man dead in house fire northwest of Edmonton

Gunn area fire not considered suspicious, likely to have started on a stove

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. Mounties say three people died in a house fire northwest of Edmonton on the weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Aldergrove resident Thomas Waite recorded the early stages of the Saturday night April 23 fire that damaged a restaurant. He said he witnessed several people fleeing the scene before police and fire arrived. (Thomas Waite/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Eyewitness saw men fleeing suspicious Aldergrove fire

Thomas Waite said he was handcuffed by police for being ‘too close’ to the blaze

Aldergrove resident Thomas Waite recorded the early stages of the Saturday night April 23 fire that damaged a restaurant. He said he witnessed several people fleeing the scene before police and fire arrived. (Thomas Waite/Special to Langley Advance Times)