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Lake Country firefighters made good use of pet respirators they keep on board June 17, 2021. (District of Lake Country)

PHOTOS: 11 dogs rescued, home destroyed in large blaze in Okanagan

Home deemed a total loss, cause remains unknown but crews thankful for pet respirators

 

The remains of the Mid-Island Co-op in Whiskey Creek along the Alberni Highway on Friday, June 18, after a blaze the day before devastated the gas station. (Michael Briones photo)

VIDEO: Camper van explosion burns Vancouver Island gas station to the ground

Nine fire departments responded to the incident, no injuries reported

 

Fire consumed a condo development project under construction at 208th Street and 80th Avenue Monday night, April 19. Many spectators shared their images. (Daniel Gerstner/Instagram: @gerstner/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Creek impacted by ‘millions of litres’ of chlorinated water used to fight B.C. condo fire

Local watershed group concerned about harm to creek and wants better protocols in place

 

A balcony fire on the corner of Harris Road and Ford Road in Pitt Meadows is emitting heavy smoke. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Firefighters battle apartment blaze in Pitt Meadows

Flames and smoke seen on tenth floor balcony on corner of Harris Road and Ford Road

A balcony fire on the corner of Harris Road and Ford Road in Pitt Meadows is emitting heavy smoke. (Special to The News)
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UPDATE: One injured in Pitt Lake boat fire

Boat ‘exploded’ into flame, fire chief says

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Fire crews work to contain a blaze in New Westminster on Monday, May 24, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)

‘Now there is nothing left’: Bar destroyed in New Westminster fire

Building also houses a tattoo shop and a Vietnamese restaraunt

Fire crews work to contain a blaze in New Westminster on Monday, May 24, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)
A fire has damaged the Abbotsford Bottle Depot on Walsh Ave earlier this morning. (Tyson Heggie photo)

VIDEO: Early morning fire lights up Abbotsford Bottle Depot

Facility has been temporarily closed as a result, APD investigating blaze

A fire has damaged the Abbotsford Bottle Depot on Walsh Ave earlier this morning. (Tyson Heggie photo)
Pitt Meadows fire chief Mike Larsson said a quick-thinking neighbour helped keep a utility trailer fire from causing serious damage to a residence (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News file)

Neighbour with garden hose helped save Pitt Meadows home

Helped to prevent fire in trailer from spreading to nearby house

Pitt Meadows fire chief Mike Larsson said a quick-thinking neighbour helped keep a utility trailer fire from causing serious damage to a residence (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News file)
Police and fire crews were in the 18500-block of 18 Avenue around 9 p.m. Thursday (May 13, 2021). (Curtis Kreklau photo)

PHOTOS: Burned vehicle in South Surrey believed linked to Burnaby shootings

Vehicle located in the 18500-block of 18 Avenue

Police and fire crews were in the 18500-block of 18 Avenue around 9 p.m. Thursday (May 13, 2021). (Curtis Kreklau photo)
Vancouver resident Angélica Vargas, 41, suffered third-degree burns to half her body after a candle lit a dress she was wearing on fire at a dinner party in November 2019. (Submitted)

‘I’m still alive’: B.C. burn survivor shares road to recovery after candle accident

For more than a year after her accident, Vancouver resident Angélica Vargas couldn’t look in the mirror. Now, she’s learning to accept her scars.

Vancouver resident Angélica Vargas, 41, suffered third-degree burns to half her body after a candle lit a dress she was wearing on fire at a dinner party in November 2019. (Submitted)
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Two fires in one day kept Pitt Meadows crews busy

Two multiple unit buildings were evacuated Saturday

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Volunteers, a conservation officer and an RCMP officer visit the burnt homeless camp on April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Volunteers left to cleanup aftermath of fire at Chilliwack homeless camp

‘The whole area is a disaster,’ says volunteer of 1,600 square foot area of burnt trash

Volunteers, a conservation officer and an RCMP officer visit the burnt homeless camp on April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Firefighters respond to a vehicle fire at Haney Place Mall on Tuesday afternoon. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)

Pickup ‘exploded’ into flames in downtown Maple Ridge

Engine burst into flames in Haney Place Mall parking lot

Firefighters respond to a vehicle fire at Haney Place Mall on Tuesday afternoon. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)
Firefighters carry equipment from the scene of Monday’s Willoughby fire. The April 19, 2021 blaze turned the Alexander Square development at the corner of 208th Street and 80th Avenue to rubble. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Fire: The aftermath of the inferno

The scene remains active as investigators work to determine a cause

Firefighters carry equipment from the scene of Monday’s Willoughby fire. The April 19, 2021 blaze turned the Alexander Square development at the corner of 208th Street and 80th Avenue to rubble. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
An early morning fire forced the evacuation of a Maple Ridge apartment building on Saturday, April 3 (Deborah Hampton/Special to The News)

City of Maple Ridge thanks volunteers for response to Easter weekend blaze

Emergency Support Services volunteers stepped up to help displaced residents

An early morning fire forced the evacuation of a Maple Ridge apartment building on Saturday, April 3 (Deborah Hampton/Special to The News)
A GoFundMe has been set up for Tracy Dass and her children Linden, 10, and Rylee, 5, whose townhouse sustained major damage after a fire in a neighbouring unit Tuesday morning, March 30. (GoFundMe/Special to The News)

“All I saw was bright orange” – Maple Ridge mother of two describes escape from fire

Tracy Dass and her two children are thankful the outcome wasn’t worse

A GoFundMe has been set up for Tracy Dass and her children Linden, 10, and Rylee, 5, whose townhouse sustained major damage after a fire in a neighbouring unit Tuesday morning, March 30. (GoFundMe/Special to The News)
A body was found after a fire in a basement suite in Surrey at 96 Avenue and 117B Street on Monday, April 5. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
A body was found after a fire in a basement suite in Surrey at 96 Avenue and 117B Street on Monday, April 5. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
An early morning fire forced the evacuation of a Maple Ridge apartment building on Saturday, April 3. The blaze appeared to have started in a second-floor unit of Devonshire Court in the 22100 block of Dewdney Trunk Road. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

VIDEO: Fire forces evacuation of Maple Ridge apartment building

Firefighters from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows battle blaze at Devonshire Court

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An early morning fire forced the evacuation of a Maple Ridge apartment building on Saturday, April 3. The blaze appeared to have started in a second-floor unit of Devonshire Court in the 22100 block of Dewdney Trunk Road. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)
Completed by the municipality was the demolition of the pier, including the installation of a new play area and pedestrian walkways. (Twitter/Jeremy Perry)

New Westminster pier park reopens 6 months after enormous fire

The new play area located below the Sixth Street pedestrian overpass is open

Completed by the municipality was the demolition of the pier, including the installation of a new play area and pedestrian walkways. (Twitter/Jeremy Perry)
A GoFundMe has been set up for Tracy Dass and her children Linden, 10, and Rylee, 5, whose townhouse sustained major damage after a fire in a neighbouring unit Tuesday morning. (GoFundMe/Special to The News)
A GoFundMe has been set up for Tracy Dass and her children Linden, 10, and Rylee, 5, whose townhouse sustained major damage after a fire in a neighbouring unit Tuesday morning. (GoFundMe/Special to The News)