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One man was hospitalized for burns after a fire in a Nanaimo apartment on Wednesday, Dec. 7. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Man in Nanaimo suffers burns trying to put out fire in apartment on Stewart Avenue

Victim hospitalized with ‘major burns’ after fire in bathroom

 

A massive overnight fire destroyed the Esso gas station in Bowser on Dec. 6. (Michael Briones photo)

Vancouver Island gas station destroyed by massive late-night fire

5 departments respond to battle Bowser blaze

 

VicPD is asking the public for help identifying a woman found dead following a structure fire on View Street in November. This jewelry was found on her at the time of the fire. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Vancouver Island police struggling to identify Victoria fire victim, ask for tips

A woman’s remains were found following a structure fire on View Street Nov. 11

 

A fire at an industrial property on Boban Drive on the weekend destroyed a storage shed and an Atco trailer, but caused no injuries. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Fire destroys shed and trailer on industrial property in Nanaimo

Fire not deemed suspicious, but cause under investigation

A fire at an industrial property on Boban Drive on the weekend destroyed a storage shed and an Atco trailer, but caused no injuries. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
Extension Volunteer Fire Department provides coverage to Regional District of Nanaimo Electoral Area C. (News Bulletin file photo)

Extension residents tell RDN they’d prefer fire truck garage rather than new fire hall

RDN electoral area services committee receives engagement report on Nanaimo River fire protection

Extension Volunteer Fire Department provides coverage to Regional District of Nanaimo Electoral Area C. (News Bulletin file photo)
Firefighters in Nanaimo standby in case a fire investigation needs assistance at a fire on 1205th Street that displaced two families Thursday evening, Dec. 1. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)

Fire displaces two families from home in Nanaimo

Blaze damaged house in city’s Wellington neighbourhood on Thursday, Dec. 1

Firefighters in Nanaimo standby in case a fire investigation needs assistance at a fire on 1205th Street that displaced two families Thursday evening, Dec. 1. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)
Seven trucks from Nanaimo Fire Rescue’s four Nanaimo fire stations responded to a fire that destroyed a house and forced two people from their home early Wednesday. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)

Fire in Nanaimo displaces two people

Early morning blaze burned through roof of rancher on Barrington Road on Wednesday, Nov. 30

Seven trucks from Nanaimo Fire Rescue’s four Nanaimo fire stations responded to a fire that destroyed a house and forced two people from their home early Wednesday. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was deployed to Maple Ridge just before 2 p.m. on Friday. (Blackpress file)

Homicide investigation underway in Maple Ridge

A body has been found in a vehicle fire in the 14300 block of 256 Street

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was deployed to Maple Ridge just before 2 p.m. on Friday. (Blackpress file)
Ashley Rowe, Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club commodore, front, and Danuch Patrick, a club volunteer, survey the remains of two vintage voyageur-style canoes that were destroyed by an early morning fire Thursday, Nov. 24. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Voyageur canoes used in Canada’s centennial celebrations destroyed by fire in Nanaimo

Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club canoes burn up in incident Thursday, Nov. 24, at Loudon Park

Ashley Rowe, Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club commodore, front, and Danuch Patrick, a club volunteer, survey the remains of two vintage voyageur-style canoes that were destroyed by an early morning fire Thursday, Nov. 24. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Four Nanaimo Fire Rescue engines were on scene of a fire on Millstone Avenue on Saturday, Nov. 19. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Four fire engines called in to tackle blaze at Millstone Ave. apartment in Nanaimo

Seven displaced by fire on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 19

Four Nanaimo Fire Rescue engines were on scene of a fire on Millstone Avenue on Saturday, Nov. 19. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
PQB News reader Michael Glendenning captured this aerial shot of the devastation caused by a fire Nov. 9 at the Parksville Heritage Centre, which destroyed several businesses.

Massive Parksville business park fire not considered suspicious

Fire department turns Parksville Heritage Centre scene over to insurance investigators

PQB News reader Michael Glendenning captured this aerial shot of the devastation caused by a fire Nov. 9 at the Parksville Heritage Centre, which destroyed several businesses.
(Michael Briones photo)

Crews respond to massive fire at Parksville Heritage Centre building

No injuries reported, several businesses gutted by blaze

(Michael Briones photo)
A fire in Kamloops prompted safety warnings from departments in the Interior over the potential dangers of lithium batteries. (Screenshot- Kamloops Fire Rescue, Facebook video)

Explosive footage from Kamloops prompts safety warnings over lithium batteries

Defective batteries can overheat, catch fire or explode: Kamloops Fire Rescue

A fire in Kamloops prompted safety warnings from departments in the Interior over the potential dangers of lithium batteries. (Screenshot- Kamloops Fire Rescue, Facebook video)
Firefighting crews from both North Oyster and Ladysmith fire departments attended a structure fire on Stonewall Drive on Oct. 27. (Duck Paterson photo)

Shop burns down in Yellow Point

Ladysmith and North Oyster crews battled blaze on Stonewall Drive on Oct. 27

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Firefighting crews from both North Oyster and Ladysmith fire departments attended a structure fire on Stonewall Drive on Oct. 27. (Duck Paterson photo)
Rick Boehm, Thornhill and regional district fire chief, with the department’s new ladder truck. (File photo)

Remote northwest B.C. community left without a fire department due to volunteer shortage

Almost 200 homes in Dease Lake will have to fend for themselves in case of fire

Rick Boehm, Thornhill and regional district fire chief, with the department’s new ladder truck. (File photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating an incident of arson after a fence was set on fire in Harewood. (News Bulletin file photo)

Fence set on fire at Harewood Centennial Park

Fire broke out after group of teenagers were seen in the area Saturday, Oct. 15

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating an incident of arson after a fence was set on fire in Harewood. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue Station No. 1 on Fitzwilliam Street is nearing completion. Administration staff started setting up offices in July, but the structure is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2022. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

PHOTOS: Nanaimo’s new downtown fire station built for operational and energy efficiency

Nanaimo fire chief expects Fire Station No. 1 to be complete by the end of this year

Nanaimo Fire Rescue Station No. 1 on Fitzwilliam Street is nearing completion. Administration staff started setting up offices in July, but the structure is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2022. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighter combats a blaze in a house on Broughton Place on Friday, Oct. 14. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Firefighters put out house fire in north Nanaimo

House on Broughton Place sustains significant damage

A Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighter combats a blaze in a house on Broughton Place on Friday, Oct. 14. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews fight a fire at a warehouse on Selby Street on Monday, Oct. 10. (Nanaimo Fire Rescue image)

Nanaimo firefighters battle stubborn Thanksgiving Day blaze in warehouse

Twenty-four firefighters worked for more than six hours to extinguish fire on Selby Street

Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews fight a fire at a warehouse on Selby Street on Monday, Oct. 10. (Nanaimo Fire Rescue image)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters Randy Geddes, left, and Riel Gibson are two of Nanaimo’s firefighters who will be going door-to-door during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15, to make sure homes have life-saving smoke alarms. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)

Nanaimo firefighters help with fire prevention, one house at a time

Firefighters will go door-knocking to check for working smoke alarms during Fire Prevention Week

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters Randy Geddes, left, and Riel Gibson are two of Nanaimo’s firefighters who will be going door-to-door during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15, to make sure homes have life-saving smoke alarms. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)