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A fire at Urban Safari Rescue Society Saturday morning has killed approximately 60 animals, including reptiles, frogs, Guinea pigs and sugar gliders. (Urban Safari Rescue Society/Facebook photo)

Dozens of exotic animals dead after fire tears through Surrey rescue centre

Staff, volunteers ‘focusing on what needs to be done’ at Urban Safari Rescue Society after blaze

 

A Langara Gardens apartment building near the intersection of Cambie Street and 57th Avenue where a tenant accidentally started a fire in 2017. Angela Chou has since been ordered to pay over $500,000 for the resulting damage. (Google Streetview/screenshot)

Vancouver woman ordered to pay over $500K for apartment fire started by floor lamp

Inspectors said unit was in ‘near hoarding state’ when fire began on Nov. 14, 2017

 

Dave Laboucane was on suboxone when becoming clean earlier this year but returned to Kelowna’s Tent City and suffered severe burns in a fire attempting to keep his tent warm in the cold weather. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

“There is help out there”: Kelowna burn victim identified as man with 22-year troubled past

Another example of Kelowna’s homeless population and the province’s ongoing drug crisis

 

A fully engulfed compact vehicle ablaze in the driveway of a Belcarra Road home Monday morning as photographed by neighbour Alanah Downie. (Courtesy of Alanah Downie)

No injuries as car erupts alongside B.C. home’s Christmas display

“I heard two explosions before looking outside to see where the noise was from”

A fully engulfed compact vehicle ablaze in the driveway of a Belcarra Road home Monday morning as photographed by neighbour Alanah Downie. (Courtesy of Alanah Downie)
A fire lit up a forested area visible to motorists near Highway 11 on Tuesday (Dec. 6) afternoon. (Robin Clarke photo)

Home destroyed, vehicles and trees damaged in Abbotsford fire

Cause of fire not yet known, two residents of home on Matsqui Praire unharmed from blaze

A fire lit up a forested area visible to motorists near Highway 11 on Tuesday (Dec. 6) afternoon. (Robin Clarke photo)
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was deployed to Maple Ridge just before 2 p.m. on Friday. (Blackpress file)

Homicide investigation underway in Maple Ridge

A body has been found in a vehicle fire in the 14300 block of 256 Street

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was deployed to Maple Ridge just before 2 p.m. on Friday. (Blackpress file)
Flames shoot into the sky earlier this morning at an apartment complex on Salton Road. (Jay McKay photo)

Fire fills sky with smoke on Abbotsford’s Salton Road

Condo fire at Forest Village on Tuesday morning

Flames shoot into the sky earlier this morning at an apartment complex on Salton Road. (Jay McKay photo)
Vehicle fire that broke out early Monday, Nov. 21 in a Watson Road townhouse complex “appears deliberately set,” according to Chilliwack Fire Department. (Larry Krause photo)

UPDATE w/ VIDEO: Chilliwack vehicle fire at Watson Road townhouse ‘appears deliberately set’

No firefighter injuries but residents sent to hospital for smoke inhalation

Vehicle fire that broke out early Monday, Nov. 21 in a Watson Road townhouse complex “appears deliberately set,” according to Chilliwack Fire Department. (Larry Krause photo)
Abbotsford Fire Rescue Services. (Abbotsford News file)

All animals safe after Abbotsford dairy farm barn fire

Firefighters were able to contain fire to the first building that caught fire, city says

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Services. (Abbotsford News file)
A fire in Kamloops prompted safety warnings from departments in the Interior over the potential dangers of lithium batteries. (Screenshot- Kamloops Fire Rescue, Facebook video)

Explosive footage from Kamloops prompts safety warnings over lithium batteries

Defective batteries can overheat, catch fire or explode: Kamloops Fire Rescue

A fire in Kamloops prompted safety warnings from departments in the Interior over the potential dangers of lithium batteries. (Screenshot- Kamloops Fire Rescue, Facebook video)
A fire early Saturday morning at the Clearbrook Village townhouse complex in Abbotsford is being investigated as an arson. (Google Street View)

Fire at Abbotsford townhouse complex investigated as arson

Police say the incident early Saturday morning appears to be targeted

A fire early Saturday morning at the Clearbrook Village townhouse complex in Abbotsford is being investigated as an arson. (Google Street View)
Rick Boehm, Thornhill and regional district fire chief, with the department’s new ladder truck. (File photo)

Remote northwest B.C. community left without a fire department due to volunteer shortage

Almost 200 homes in Dease Lake will have to fend for themselves in case of fire

Rick Boehm, Thornhill and regional district fire chief, with the department’s new ladder truck. (File photo)
Huge explosion Monday night in Surrey, filmed from across the Fraser River in New Westminster. (Screen shot of video taken by Braden McMillan)

Nobody injured in Surrey island blasts, fire

The blasts and fire happened shortly after 10 p.m. on Monday

Huge explosion Monday night in Surrey, filmed from across the Fraser River in New Westminster. (Screen shot of video taken by Braden McMillan)
An explosion Monday night in Surrey, filmed from across the Fraser in New Westminster. (Screen shot of video filmed by Braden McMillan).

Huge explosion, fire on small island off Surrey’s Tannery Park

The cause of the fire is unknown. It’s also not yet known if anyone was injured

An explosion Monday night in Surrey, filmed from across the Fraser in New Westminster. (Screen shot of video filmed by Braden McMillan).
Firefighters from three departments fight a house fire in the Seabird Island community. No one was hurt. (Adam Louis/Observer)

No injuries following Seabird Island house fire

Cause under investigation, not suspicious, AFD says

Firefighters from three departments fight a house fire in the Seabird Island community. No one was hurt. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Smoke and flames were visible from Highway 1 in Abbotsford near Whatcom Road on Tuesday afternoon. (Anngela Bayer photo)

Abbotsford fire with heavy smoke was a farm tractor

Thick smoke close to buildings had many worried for farm animals

Smoke and flames were visible from Highway 1 in Abbotsford near Whatcom Road on Tuesday afternoon. (Anngela Bayer photo)
Fire on Monte Vista Drive caused by pot of oil on stove igniting. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)

Neighbours smash front windows to save Chilliwack man from fire

Pot of oil igniting was cause of fire in manufactured home in Sardis, said Chilliwack Fire officials

Fire on Monte Vista Drive caused by pot of oil on stove igniting. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)
Dozens of residents of a Downtown Eastside SRO were displaced Sept. 24 after a fire broke out in someone’s suite. ( Photo credit: Ruth Hartnup/Flickr)

Fire at Vancouver SRO building displaces dozens on Downtown Eastside

No one was injured but building sustained smoke and water damage

Dozens of residents of a Downtown Eastside SRO were displaced Sept. 24 after a fire broke out in someone’s suite. ( Photo credit: Ruth Hartnup/Flickr)
A fire is burning very close to the town of Hope. (Evguenia Stilinovic/Facebook)

UPDATE: Wildfire burning west of Hope now estimated at 50 hectares

No current threat to homes in the community, and more fire crews are on the way

A fire is burning very close to the town of Hope. (Evguenia Stilinovic/Facebook)
The Vancouver Police Department is searching for three people it believes played a part in starting a fire that burned down a church and convenience store on the Downtown Eastside on July 6. (Photos courtesy of VPD)

Police release video of suspects in blaze that burned down Downtown Eastside church

July 6 fire destroyed Street Church and a convenience store, displaced SRO residents

The Vancouver Police Department is searching for three people it believes played a part in starting a fire that burned down a church and convenience store on the Downtown Eastside on July 6. (Photos courtesy of VPD)