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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

 

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

 

(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

 

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
Volunteer firefighters from Greenwood put out a garbage fire near the city dump Thursday afternoon, Aug. 5. Photo: Submitted

Greenwood fire dept. puts out garbage fire

The fire appears to have been set deliberately, says city Fire Chief

Volunteer firefighters from Greenwood put out a garbage fire near the city dump Thursday afternoon, Aug. 5. Photo: Submitted
A fire early Wednesday, Aug. 4, destroyed this family home in Westbridge. Photo: Submitted

House fire threatens West Boundary community

The fire consumed a family home, but didn’t spread to nearby brush

A fire early Wednesday, Aug. 4, destroyed this family home in Westbridge. Photo: Submitted
A fire early Wednesday, Aug. 4, destroyed this family home in Westbridge. Photo: Submitted

House fire threatens West Boundary community

The fire consumed a family home, but didn’t spread to nearby brush

A fire early Wednesday, Aug. 4, destroyed this family home in Westbridge. Photo: Submitted
A helicopter drops water on a fire at Gogo’s Christmas Tree Farm on Monday, July 26. (Photo courtesy Brian Irwin)

800 Christmas trees burn in fire at Nanaimo tree farm

Firefighting crews, including helicopters, battle fire all night

A helicopter drops water on a fire at Gogo’s Christmas Tree Farm on Monday, July 26. (Photo courtesy Brian Irwin)
Firefighters from Midway Fire and Rescue and the BC Wildfire Service join Vaagen staff in putting out a small hog fuel fire at the mill Sunday evening, July. 25. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Firefighters, staff put out repeat fire at Midway sawmill

Sunday’s fire marks the second time this month that hog fuel has self-ignited at Vaagen Fibre

Firefighters from Midway Fire and Rescue and the BC Wildfire Service join Vaagen staff in putting out a small hog fuel fire at the mill Sunday evening, July. 25. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Members of enforcement at the memorial service. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Colwood’s fire chief remembered for devotion, love for community

John Cassidy was honoured with a procession and memorial on June 10

Members of enforcement at the memorial service. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Fire danger rating throughout the province is high, including the hot and dry Okanagan-Shuswap region. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

Lack of rain, high temperatures spike wildfire risk in southern part of Interior B.C.

Conditions in the region are volatile and much-needed rain is not present in the weather forecast

Fire danger rating throughout the province is high, including the hot and dry Okanagan-Shuswap region. (B.C. Wildfire Service)
Seven people, including four children, have died in a house fire in Chestermere, Alta., just east of Calgary, Friday, July 2, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘So devastating:’ 7 people dead, 5 escape house fire east of Calgary

RCMP said the cause of the fire is under investigation

Seven people, including four children, have died in a house fire in Chestermere, Alta., just east of Calgary, Friday, July 2, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Midway Fire and Rescue arrived at the scene of this barn fire near Rock Creek early Tuesday morning, June 22. Photo: Submitted

Midway Fire and Rescue called out to two fires in one day

No one was injured at either fire, according to Fire Chief Daloise

Midway Fire and Rescue arrived at the scene of this barn fire near Rock Creek early Tuesday morning, June 22. Photo: Submitted
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

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

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)
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

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)
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

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

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