House fire

Nanaimo Fire Rescue fire prevention officers are investigating the cause of a house fire on Latimer Road that has displace a family of four and their pets. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Family and pets flee midnight house fire in Nanaimo

No one injured in fire on Latimer Road on Tuesday, July 26

 

Fire investigators are sifting through the remains of a house that burned down in north Nanaimo early Monday, July 11. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

House burns up on Nanaimo’s Metral Drive

Investigators now working to determine cause of blaze

 

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2107. Three children and two adults have died after an early-morning fire at a home in Brampton, Ont.
Peel Regional Police say the house fire at Conestoga Drive and Sutter Avenue broke out around 2 a.m. today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

‘Absolutely tragic’: 3 children, 2 adults dead after Brampton, Ont., house fire

Third adult sent to a trauma centre, where they are in critical condition.

 

There was a second fire at a vacant house in WIlloughby Monday night, March 21. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Tines)

VIDEO: B.C. house catches fire twice in one day

Cause of blaze at vacant two-storey Langley structure under investigation

There was a second fire at a vacant house in WIlloughby Monday night, March 21. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Tines)
Kristyn Moore, 35, and her partner Jonathan Lafleur, 40, along with their service dog Duke, walked away from the fire with just their cell phones. (Submitted by Kristyn Moore)

Help sought for Cowichan couple who lost everything in house fire

GoFundMe page started for Kristyn Moore and Jonathan Lafleur

Kristyn Moore, 35, and her partner Jonathan Lafleur, 40, along with their service dog Duke, walked away from the fire with just their cell phones. (Submitted by Kristyn Moore)
A paramedic carries a rescued cat away from the structure fire at Grant Avenue in Courtenay Tuesday, Dec. 28. Photo by Terry Farrell

Courtenay Fire Department responds to second house fire in 24-hour period

Five people safely escaped a house fire on Grant Avenue and 22…

A paramedic carries a rescued cat away from the structure fire at Grant Avenue in Courtenay Tuesday, Dec. 28. Photo by Terry Farrell
Flames can be seen coming through the roof of a home on Fifth Street in Courtenay Monday, Dec. 27. Photo by Jenna Powell

UPDATED: Occupants, pets escape fire in Courtenay home Dec. 27

Updated Dec. 28 with comments from Fire Chief Kurt MacDonald *** Five…

Flames can be seen coming through the roof of a home on Fifth Street in Courtenay Monday, Dec. 27. Photo by Jenna Powell
A fire destroyed this mobile home on Tzouhalem Road on Dec. 6. (Submitted photo)

Fire claims everything Cowichan family owned

Family not at home at time

A fire destroyed this mobile home on Tzouhalem Road on Dec. 6. (Submitted photo)
Large family has been displaced from their home on Tussie Road in Westholme. (Photo by Dora Edwards)

Fire displaces large family from its Island home

GoFundMe page started to help, especially for the children to get the essentials they need

Large family has been displaced from their home on Tussie Road in Westholme. (Photo by Dora Edwards)
The aftermath of a fire at the Four Cedars townhouse complex on Dingwall Street that injured several, including a six-year-old boy. (Rebecca Benard photo)

6-year-old suffers serious burns in Duncan townhouse fire, families displaced

GoFundMe accounts set up for multiple townhouse residents

The aftermath of a fire at the Four Cedars townhouse complex on Dingwall Street that injured several, including a six-year-old boy. (Rebecca Benard photo)
Capt. Alan Millbank, Nanaimo Fire Rescue chief fire investigator, surveys the damage to the back of a house on Wakesiah Avenue where a fire broke out early Friday, July 23. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Four people displaced in early-morning house fire in Nanaimo

Home in the 300 block of Wakesiah Avenue suffered extensive damage, but all occupants got out safely

Capt. Alan Millbank, Nanaimo Fire Rescue chief fire investigator, surveys the damage to the back of a house on Wakesiah Avenue where a fire broke out early Friday, July 23. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A young woman is believed to have died in a fire on the Malahat Nation reserve early Thursday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Woman dies in fire on Malahat Nation reserve Thursday morning

Victim alerted others to the fire, police say

A young woman is believed to have died in a fire on the Malahat Nation reserve early Thursday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Firefighter Lance Manley helps overhaul the aftermath of a suspicious fire that destroyed a house on Gabriola Island May 30. A GoFundMe fundraiser has been started for the woman who owned and lived in the home for more than 60 years. (Photo: Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department)

GoFundMe started for Gabriola Island fire victim

Money being raised for Gabriola woman whose home was destroyed by suspicious fire

Firefighter Lance Manley helps overhaul the aftermath of a suspicious fire that destroyed a house on Gabriola Island May 30. A GoFundMe fundraiser has been started for the woman who owned and lived in the home for more than 60 years. (Photo: Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department)
Firefighters and fire investigators from Nanaimo Fire Rescue sift through debris to determine the cause of a blaze that displaced three people and badly damaged a house in Nanaimo early Tuesday, May 4. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Cigarettes sparked fire that ripped through house in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay area

Three people escaped blaze that caused parts of the home’s roof to collapse

Firefighters and fire investigators from Nanaimo Fire Rescue sift through debris to determine the cause of a blaze that displaced three people and badly damaged a house in Nanaimo early Tuesday, May 4. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Firefighters reload hoses onto a fire truck after knocking down a blaze Monday on Portsmouth Road. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

It was ‘only a matter of time’ before fire broke out in north Nanaimo duplex, says investigator

At least seven people displaced after fire Monday on Portsmouth Road

Firefighters reload hoses onto a fire truck after knocking down a blaze Monday on Portsmouth Road. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
One-third of Christmas tree fires start in January, according to the National Fire Protection Association. (Unsplash photo)

Christmas tree still up? So is your fire risk

Dry Christmas trees pose fire hazard, fire safety experts warn B.C. residents

One-third of Christmas tree fires start in January, according to the National Fire Protection Association. (Unsplash photo)
A home of Murphy Street was fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived, but all five occupants managed to get to safety thanks to working smoke detectors, according to Campbell River Fire. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire/Twitter

Five safe after fire rips through home in Campbell River

Working smoke alarms save lives,’ read the post on Twitter Saturday morning from the fire department

A home of Murphy Street was fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived, but all five occupants managed to get to safety thanks to working smoke detectors, according to Campbell River Fire. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire/Twitter
Equipment demolished what is left of a house on Mountain View Drive near Lake Cowichan after a house fire this morning, Nov. 27, 2020, as firefighters continued to pump water onto the smouldering remains. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)
Equipment demolished what is left of a house on Mountain View Drive near Lake Cowichan after a house fire this morning, Nov. 27, 2020, as firefighters continued to pump water onto the smouldering remains. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)
A home off Terrien Road in Nanoose Bay was destroyed by fire in the early morning of Feb. 23. (Jim Murray photo)

Massive early-morning blaze destroys Vancouver Island home

Firefighters from three departments called in to battle fire at unoccupied residence

A home off Terrien Road in Nanoose Bay was destroyed by fire in the early morning of Feb. 23. (Jim Murray photo)
A fire destroyed several units at a housing complex on Auchinachie Road Tuesday night. (Damian Joulie photo)
A fire destroyed several units at a housing complex on Auchinachie Road Tuesday night. (Damian Joulie photo)