House fire

A paramedic carries a rescued cat away from the structure fire at Grant Avenue in Courtenay Tuesday, Dec. 28. Photo by Terry Farrell

Courtenay Fire Department responds to second house fire in 24-hour period

Five people safely escaped a house fire on Grant Avenue and 22…

 

Flames can be seen coming through the roof of a home on Fifth Street in Courtenay Monday, Dec. 27. Photo by Jenna Powell

UPDATED: Occupants, pets escape fire in Courtenay home Dec. 27

Updated Dec. 28 with comments from Fire Chief Kurt MacDonald *** Five…

 

A fire destroyed this mobile home on Tzouhalem Road on Dec. 6. (Submitted photo)

Fire claims everything Cowichan family owned

Family not at home at time

 

Large family has been displaced from their home on Tussie Road in Westholme. (Photo by Dora Edwards)

Fire displaces large family from its Island home

GoFundMe page started to help, especially for the children to get the essentials they need

Large family has been displaced from their home on Tussie Road in Westholme. (Photo by Dora Edwards)
The aftermath of a fire at the Four Cedars townhouse complex on Dingwall Street that injured several, including a six-year-old boy. (Rebecca Benard photo)

6-year-old suffers serious burns in Duncan townhouse fire, families displaced

GoFundMe accounts set up for multiple townhouse residents

The aftermath of a fire at the Four Cedars townhouse complex on Dingwall Street that injured several, including a six-year-old boy. (Rebecca Benard photo)
A young woman is believed to have died in a fire on the Malahat Nation reserve early Thursday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Woman dies in fire on Malahat Nation reserve Thursday morning

Victim alerted others to the fire, police say

A young woman is believed to have died in a fire on the Malahat Nation reserve early Thursday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
One-third of Christmas tree fires start in January, according to the National Fire Protection Association. (Unsplash photo)

Christmas tree still up? So is your fire risk

Dry Christmas trees pose fire hazard, fire safety experts warn B.C. residents

One-third of Christmas tree fires start in January, according to the National Fire Protection Association. (Unsplash photo)
Equipment demolished what is left of a house on Mountain View Drive near Lake Cowichan after a house fire this morning, Nov. 27, 2020, as firefighters continued to pump water onto the smouldering remains. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)
Equipment demolished what is left of a house on Mountain View Drive near Lake Cowichan after a house fire this morning, Nov. 27, 2020, as firefighters continued to pump water onto the smouldering remains. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)
A home off Terrien Road in Nanoose Bay was destroyed by fire in the early morning of Feb. 23. (Jim Murray photo)

Massive early-morning blaze destroys Vancouver Island home

Firefighters from three departments called in to battle fire at unoccupied residence

A home off Terrien Road in Nanoose Bay was destroyed by fire in the early morning of Feb. 23. (Jim Murray photo)
What was left of the structure on Chelan Crescent after the fire department put out the flames. (Port McNeill Fire Department photo)

Early morning fire in Port McNeill destroys structure

“Our crews worked quickly to knock down the flames and extinguish the fire”

What was left of the structure on Chelan Crescent after the fire department put out the flames. (Port McNeill Fire Department photo)
A fire destroyed several units at a housing complex on Auchinachie Road Tuesday night. (Damian Joulie photo)
A fire destroyed several units at a housing complex on Auchinachie Road Tuesday night. (Damian Joulie photo)
A fire destroyed several unites at a housing complex on Auchinachie Road Tuesday night. (Damian Joulie photo)
A fire destroyed several unites at a housing complex on Auchinachie Road Tuesday night. (Damian Joulie photo)