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The driver slips and falls while fleeing his burning pickup. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: B.C. pickup driver loses vehicle to fire after attempted doughnuts

A stunt on an icy street went awry and led to a blaze

 

Bonnie Thomas and her son Darcy Andrew escaped from their burning home west of Salmon Arm on Switzmalph land about 3 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 after someone was seen running away from the house. (Contributed)

Home destroyed in fire; Salmon Arm RCMP track footprints to unconscious man 2km away

Man witnesses believe started fire flees for two kilometres, officer performs CPR for an hour

 

Fire destroyed a home on West Arm Road in Pass Creek on Jan 7. Photo: Holly Strilaeff

Fire destroys Pass Creek home

The Friday afternoon fire spread quickly

 

The MV Zim Kingston arrives in Nanaimo Harbour earlier this month. Sparks from grinding metal ignited a fire aboard the ship on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Nanaimo’s Duke Point. (File photo)

Work on damaged containers sparks another fire aboard MV Zim Kingston in Nanaimo

Sparks from grinder ignite fire in exposed insulation of damaged shipping container

The MV Zim Kingston arrives in Nanaimo Harbour earlier this month. Sparks from grinding metal ignited a fire aboard the ship on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Nanaimo’s Duke Point. (File photo)
A Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteer hoses down a tractor that caught fire on North Fork Road Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 7. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Firefighters handle small fire in rural Grand Forks

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue says fire likely caused by engine trouble

A Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteer hoses down a tractor that caught fire on North Fork Road Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 7. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Tree is taken down at Mushroom Beach. (Cole Schisler/ Black Press Media)

Half-naked woman ignites willow tree while trying to keep warm at Kelowna beach

A large willow tree is being removed from Mushroom Beach after it was set on fire

Tree is taken down at Mushroom Beach. (Cole Schisler/ Black Press Media)
A burning shed glows against a midnight sky over Greenwood Wednesday, Nov. 24. Photo: Submitted

Greenwood fire department called to structure fire

A large workshop was lost to the flames, according to the department

A burning shed glows against a midnight sky over Greenwood Wednesday, Nov. 24. Photo: Submitted
Fire Chief Mike Daloise is strongly recommending that people safely power their home electronics after a close call in Midway Tuesday, Nov. 23. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Midway fire dept called to small electrical fire

Firefighters in Midway responded to a small electrical fire near the village…

Fire Chief Mike Daloise is strongly recommending that people safely power their home electronics after a close call in Midway Tuesday, Nov. 23. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
This photo shows some of the damage incurred to a building after a gas explosion ripped through Building 25 at 19 Wing Comox on Thursday, Nov. 18. Photo by Erin Haluschak

UPDATE: Numerous injuries after explosion on B.C. air force base

Responders on scene after gas leak at CFB 19 Wing Comox on Vancouver Island Thursday morning

This photo shows some of the damage incurred to a building after a gas explosion ripped through Building 25 at 19 Wing Comox on Thursday, Nov. 18. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Fire still burns at the West Fraser Log Yard in the morning of Nov. 10. The fire was first spotted at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

VIDEO: Thousands of logs reduced to burning debris after log yard fire at Quesnel mill

The fire on Quesnel-Hixon Road is fully surrounded by sprinklers this morning

Fire still burns at the West Fraser Log Yard in the morning of Nov. 10. The fire was first spotted at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers wrap up after dousing an alley fire Wednesday, Oct. 27. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue puts out alley fire

No damage, but Dep. Fire Chief says the flames could have spread

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers wrap up after dousing an alley fire Wednesday, Oct. 27. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Ships continue to work to control a fire on board the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, October 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Fires in cargo ship off B.C. coast may take days to put out: coast guard

About 40 containers that fell off ship have been tracked to the northern tip of Vancouver Island

Ships continue to work to control a fire on board the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, October 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Ships work to control a fire aboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The container ship caught fire Friday and 16 crew members were evacuated and brought to Ogden Point Pier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Coast guard says crews hope to board burned ship off Victoria, later Monday

Container ship continues to smoulder as storm hampers efforts to extinguish it

Ships work to control a fire aboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The container ship caught fire Friday and 16 crew members were evacuated and brought to Ogden Point Pier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The fire on the container ship Zim Kingston anchored near Victoria has been stabilized as of Oct. 24. Five crew members remain onboard. (Courtesy Canadian Coast Guard)

UPDATE: Container ship still smouldering as storm hampers firefighting efforts

Crews have been dousing a chemical fire onboard MV Zim Kingston off Victoria since Saturday

The fire on the container ship Zim Kingston anchored near Victoria has been stabilized as of Oct. 24. Five crew members remain onboard. (Courtesy Canadian Coast Guard)
Lt. Lee Nermo shows Perley kids what happens when you uncover a grease fire that’s been left on a hot element. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue brings Fire Prevention Week to city schools

Stunning demonstrations follow fire safety lessons by Dep. Chief Piché, Lt. Nermo

Lt. Lee Nermo shows Perley kids what happens when you uncover a grease fire that’s been left on a hot element. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
File photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue puts out grass fire near airport

No one hurt after campfire got out of control, says Dep. Fire Chief

File photo: Laurie Tritschler
Lightly charred but largely undamaged, this semi tractor-trailer caught fire on a stretch of Highway 33 near Beaverdell on Thursday, Aug. 26. Photo: Submitted

Midway fire dept. investigating truck fire on Hwy. 33

Fire Chief Mike Daloise said Thursday’s fire could have been much worse

Lightly charred but largely undamaged, this semi tractor-trailer caught fire on a stretch of Highway 33 near Beaverdell on Thursday, Aug. 26. Photo: Submitted
A Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteer puts water on a bike left flaming at Thursday’s fire at City Park (Aug. 26). Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ fire dept. investigating City Park fire

Dep. Fire Chief Stephane Dionne said he was hoping to speak to people seen at the fire

A Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteer puts water on a bike left flaming at Thursday’s fire at City Park (Aug. 26). Photo: Laurie Tritschler
(Jennifer Klumpp/GoFundMe)

Rock Creek man’s home burns down after lightning strike

His sister-in-law launched a fundraiser for him to support him

(Jennifer Klumpp/GoFundMe)
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers mop up a ‘suscpicious’ fire at 9385 Granby Rd. Saturday, Aug. 7. Photo: Submitted

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue returns to 9385 Granby Rd

Saturday’s fire was ‘suspicious’ in origin, nature, says Dep. Fire Chief Piché

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers mop up a ‘suscpicious’ fire at 9385 Granby Rd. Saturday, Aug. 7. Photo: Submitted