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Firefighters attended the scene of a house fire early Jan. 14, 2021. The Parksville Fire Department, Coombs/Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department, Errington Fire Department, Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department and the Qualicum Beach Fire Department were all in attendance. (Photo and video submitted by Skylar Gruys)

Alert pooch helps owner, feline friends escape as Vancouver Island home goes up in flames

GoFundMe campaign set up in wake of devastating fire

 

Campbell River fire crews battled a structure fire on Sunday morning which sent one person to hospital. Photo courtesy Campbell River Fire Department

VIDEO: One sent to hospital after fire engulfs Campbell River home

Early morning blaze under investigation

 

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

 

Monica Odenwald, cuddling one of her cats that survived a house fire, has a lot to be thankful for despite losing almost everything in 2020 to the fire. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

QUINN’S QUIPS: Woman finds silver lining to 2020

She lost almost everything in a house fire, except perspective

Monica Odenwald, cuddling one of her cats that survived a house fire, has a lot to be thankful for despite losing almost everything in 2020 to the fire. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Gerry Dore, the man who died in the fire at Lewis Street Apartments on New Year’s Eve, is pictured with his daughter Dawn who has begun a GoFundMe page to help pay for his funeral. (Submitted photo)

Victim of New Year’s Eve blaze in Duncan described as “good man”

Daughter of Gerry Dore starts GoFundMe page to help pay for funeral

Gerry Dore, the man who died in the fire at Lewis Street Apartments on New Year’s Eve, is pictured with his daughter Dawn who has begun a GoFundMe page to help pay for his funeral. (Submitted photo)
Firefighters respond to a fire at the Paper Excellence mill on Stamp Avenue on Jan. 4. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Paper machine catches fire at Vancouver Island mill

No one was hurt in fire, says company’s general manager

Firefighters respond to a fire at the Paper Excellence mill on Stamp Avenue on Jan. 4. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Firefighters respond to a fire at the Paper Excellence mill on Stamp Avenue on Jan. 4. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Paper machine catches fire at Paper Excellence Canada’s Alberni mill

No one was hurt in fire, says company’s general manager

Firefighters respond to a fire at the Paper Excellence mill on Stamp Avenue on Jan. 4. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Port Alberni Fire Department respond to a structure fire in the 3700-block of Sixth Avenue Jan. 3, 2021 that sent one occupant of the home to hospital with undetermined injuries. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

One person sent to hospital after house fire on Vancouver Island

Port Alberni Fire Department knocked the blaze down quickly

Port Alberni Fire Department respond to a structure fire in the 3700-block of Sixth Avenue Jan. 3, 2021 that sent one occupant of the home to hospital with undetermined injuries. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Flames shot out of a window on the fourth floor of Lewis Apartments on Lewis Street Thursday afternoon. Several people were injured in the fire. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

One dead following apartment fire in North Cowichan New Year’s Eve

The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed that one person has died following…

Flames shot out of a window on the fourth floor of Lewis Apartments on Lewis Street Thursday afternoon. Several people were injured in the fire. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Firefighters arrive at the scene of a blaze on Grieve Road in North Cowichan on Christmas Day. The BC Coroners Service has confirmed that someone died in the fire. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Fatality confirmed in Christmas Day fire in North Cowichan

BC Coroners Service is investigating death in early-morning blaze

Firefighters arrive at the scene of a blaze on Grieve Road in North Cowichan on Christmas Day. The BC Coroners Service has confirmed that someone died in the fire. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Saanich Fire Department is calling for residents to be fire smart as they deck the halls for the holidays. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island firefighters offer safety tips to avoid holiday fires

Candles, damaged lights, dry trees and smoking can all lead to house fires

The Saanich Fire Department is calling for residents to be fire smart as they deck the halls for the holidays. (Black Press Media file photo)
A firefighter leaves the building at 5100 Tebo Avenue that houses Jericho Road Church, Literacy Alberni and École des grand-cedres francophone school, mid-morning Nov. 27, 2020. A fire in a residential unit on the second floor caused sprinklers to activate in the early-morning hours. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Sprinklers contain small fire in second storey of Port Alberni church complex

Water damage forces temporary closure of building

A firefighter leaves the building at 5100 Tebo Avenue that houses Jericho Road Church, Literacy Alberni and École des grand-cedres francophone school, mid-morning Nov. 27, 2020. A fire in a residential unit on the second floor caused sprinklers to activate in the early-morning hours. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Firefighters try to put out a structure fire on the Island Highway in Nanoose Bay early Saturday morning. (Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department photo)

Horses in nearby stable saved as building burns down in Nanoose Bay

Firefighters called out in the early-morning hours Saturday

Firefighters try to put out a structure fire on the Island Highway in Nanoose Bay early Saturday morning. (Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department photo)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATE: Cowichan Valley egg farm cleaning up after devastating fire

Nearly 9,000 chickens killed in blaze at Farmer Ben’s

A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Fire claims chickens, barn at Farmer Ben’s egg farm in Cowichan

A firefighter from Maple Bay was the first to spot the blaze and called it in.

A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Neighbours have set up a GoFundMe account to help Peter Colyn, whose trailer was severely damaged in a fire last month.(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Neighbours rally to help Duncan man after trailer fire

GoFundMe account set up to help with clean-up and moving

Neighbours have set up a GoFundMe account to help Peter Colyn, whose trailer was severely damaged in a fire last month.(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Fire are crews are on scene of a fire at Schnitzer Steel, south of Nanaimo. (Cole Schisler/Ladysmith Chronicle)

Fire crews on scene at scrapyard near mid-Vancouver Island airport

Fire at Schnitzer Steel facility off Trans-Canada Highway near Nanaimo and Ladysmith

Fire are crews are on scene of a fire at Schnitzer Steel, south of Nanaimo. (Cole Schisler/Ladysmith Chronicle)
Fire are crews are on scene of a fire at Schnitzer Steel, south of Nanaimo. (Cole Schisler/Ladysmith Chronicle)

Fire crews on scene at scrapyard near mid-Vancouver Island airport

Fire at Schnitzer Steel facility off Trans-Canada Highway near Nanaimo and Ladysmith

Fire are crews are on scene of a fire at Schnitzer Steel, south of Nanaimo. (Cole Schisler/Ladysmith Chronicle)
Emergency crews responded to a vehicle fire at Cathedral Grove early Sunday (Aug. 23) morning. (PORT ALBERNI RCMP FACEBOOK PAGE)

Vehicle fire extinguished near Cathedral Grove

Highway 4 in and out of Port Alberni closed for ‘safety reasons’

Emergency crews responded to a vehicle fire at Cathedral Grove early Sunday (Aug. 23) morning. (PORT ALBERNI RCMP FACEBOOK PAGE)
Firefighters enter a residence in a housing complex on Gertrude Street on Saturday, July 25, 2020 to check for hot spots after a two-storey unit was discovered full of smoke and flame. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Fire damages unit in Port Alberni townhouse complex

One resident treated for smoke inhalation as family escapes blaze

Firefighters enter a residence in a housing complex on Gertrude Street on Saturday, July 25, 2020 to check for hot spots after a two-storey unit was discovered full of smoke and flame. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)