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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

 

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers attack a hillside fire from top to bottom Tuesday, May 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Wildfire erupts at rural property east of Grand Forks

No one was hurt in the fire, according to Grand Forks/Fire Rescue

 

Flames escaped a hillside campfire below the 7600-block of Columbia Drive late Monday night, May 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue puts out hillside fire

No one was injured after a campfire got out of control below Columbia Drive

 

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Dave Paulett hoses down a section of a wooden retaining wall which caught fire Monday, May 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Fire starts in Grand Forks backyard after by oily rags left in sun

Flames put out before reaching home on 800-block of 72nd Avenue

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Dave Paulett hoses down a section of a wooden retaining wall which caught fire Monday, May 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Dep. Fire Chiefs Rich Piché (left) and Stephane Dionne said they were disappointed that only one person showed up at the George Evans fire hall’s recruitment drive Tuesday evening, May. 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue says rural fire hall at risk of closing

Home insurance could spike across North Fork if George Evans fire hall loses fire protection status

Dep. Fire Chiefs Rich Piché (left) and Stephane Dionne said they were disappointed that only one person showed up at the George Evans fire hall’s recruitment drive Tuesday evening, May. 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue put out a rural grass fire Tuesday, May 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks fire department puts out rural grass fire

Homeowners are reminded to regularly mow their lawns and grass fields

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue put out a rural grass fire Tuesday, May 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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)
The burnt-out remains of a fifth-wheel trailer stand at Highway 3, near the Kettleside RV Park Wednesday, May 5. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks fire department investigating fifth-wheel blaze

Two people in the trailer escaped without injury, according to Dep. Fire Chief Stephane Dionne

The burnt-out remains of a fifth-wheel trailer stand at Highway 3, near the Kettleside RV Park Wednesday, May 5. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers extinguish a small brush fire near a makeshift camp along the Kettle River Wednesday afternoon, April 14. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks firefighters put out brush fire along Kettle River

The area has seen several campfires reportedly connected to a local homeless camp

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers extinguish a small brush fire near a makeshift camp along the Kettle River Wednesday afternoon, April 14. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A pig rummages the scene of a multiple structure fire at 9175 Granby Rd., last November. The provincial Crown is now considering charges against the property’s previous owner, whom investigators believe is responsible for several other fires at 9175 Granby Rd. and a neighbouring property, which they still own. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Granby Road fires could lead to charges for property owner

Investigators believe the individual is responsible for multiple violations under the Environmental Management Act

A pig rummages the scene of a multiple structure fire at 9175 Granby Rd., last November. The provincial Crown is now considering charges against the property’s previous owner, whom investigators believe is responsible for several other fires at 9175 Granby Rd. and a neighbouring property, which they still own. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The North Vancouver City Fire Department fights a fire at the Duke of Connaught Lodge No. 64 (North Vancouver Masonic Centre) at 1142 Lonsdale Ave on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (North Vancouver RCMP)
The North Vancouver City Fire Department fights a fire at the Duke of Connaught Lodge No. 64 (North Vancouver Masonic Centre) at 1142 Lonsdale Ave on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (North Vancouver RCMP)
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers put out a small fire across the street from the city fire hall Friday morning, March 19. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue puts out fire across from city fire station

The fire happened at a flood-damaged home left vacant after the 2018 freshet, said Dep. Fire Chief Rich Piché

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers put out a small fire across the street from the city fire hall Friday morning, March 19. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Chief George Seigler (left) and two volunteer firefighters extinguish an un-permitted burn at 9385 Granby Rd. on Monday morning, March 15. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks fire department revisits Granby Road property for repeat un-permitted burn

Conservation Officers are investigating fires at the property and the neighbouring address

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Chief George Seigler (left) and two volunteer firefighters extinguish an un-permitted burn at 9385 Granby Rd. on Monday morning, March 15. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Flames lick a utility pole next to a burning RV parked near the alley between 18th and 19th streets near Grand Forks’ 68th Avenue Saturday morning, March 13. Photo courtesy of Grand Forks RCMP

Electrical fire consumes RV, outbuildings at Grand Forks home, say RCMP

Investigators say the fire was an accident that started from an electrical heater

Flames lick a utility pole next to a burning RV parked near the alley between 18th and 19th streets near Grand Forks’ 68th Avenue Saturday morning, March 13. Photo courtesy of Grand Forks RCMP
Firefighters believe Tuesday morning’s truck fire on Hwy 3 likely started in the vehicles cab. Photo: Darlainea Redlack

Grand Forks RCMP determine cause of truck fire on Hwy. 3

No one was hurt in the fire, according to first responders

Firefighters believe Tuesday morning’s truck fire on Hwy 3 likely started in the vehicles cab. Photo: Darlainea Redlack
Grand Forks RCMP attended a minor fire near the intersection of 78th Ave. and 23rd St. early Thursday, Feb. 18. File photo

Man who lit fire near Old Hardy View Lodge not staying at shelter: Grand Forks RCMP

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue attended the scene at around midnight

Grand Forks RCMP attended a minor fire near the intersection of 78th Ave. and 23rd St. early Thursday, Feb. 18. File photo
Mounties and Grand Forks/Fire Rescue volunteers attended the scene of Wednesday’s fire. File photo

Grand Forks RCMP investigating city dumpster fire

First responders were called to a fire in the alley behind 4th Street, Wednesday night, Feb. 10

Mounties and Grand Forks/Fire Rescue volunteers attended the scene of Wednesday’s fire. File photo
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue members at the scene of Monday morning’s 2nd Street house fire (Feb. 8). Photo: Submitted

Fire destroys Grand Forks home left vacant after 2018 freshet

No one was hurt in Monday morning’s blaze, says fire department official

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue members at the scene of Monday morning’s 2nd Street house fire (Feb. 8). Photo: Submitted
A Grand Forks Fire/Rescue water tanker makes it way up the hill on Gibbs Creek Road after a homeowner doused a chimney fire Wednesday, Jan. 20. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Rural Grand Forks homeowner douses chimney fire

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue said the man’s quick thinking put out the flames

A Grand Forks Fire/Rescue water tanker makes it way up the hill on Gibbs Creek Road after a homeowner doused a chimney fire Wednesday, Jan. 20. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue reported significant changes in yearly fire-related and emergency first aid responses over 2020. Pictured are Dep. Fire Chief Rich Piché (left) and a Chief George Seigler at a department training exercise last October. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue sees jump in fire-related calls in 2020

Department statistics meanwhile showed a roughly proportionate drop in calls to assist BC Ambulance crews

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue reported significant changes in yearly fire-related and emergency first aid responses over 2020. Pictured are Dep. Fire Chief Rich Piché (left) and a Chief George Seigler at a department training exercise last October. Photo: Laurie Tritschler