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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)
Surrey firefighters were called to a home at 163 Street and 109 Avenue around 12:20 a.m. Thursday (July 8). (Shane MacKichan photo)

PHOTOS: Overnight fire in Surrey’s Fraser Heights neighbourhood

Firefighters responded to a home near 163 Street and 109 Avenue

Surrey firefighters were called to a home at 163 Street and 109 Avenue around 12:20 a.m. Thursday (July 8). (Shane MacKichan photo)
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
Surrey firefighters were on scene of a grass fire in Cloverdale Friday night along 184th Street. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Black Press)

VIDEO: Fire consumes acre of Cloverdale field

It took firefighters the better part of an hour Friday night to quash a grass fire in east Surrey

Surrey firefighters were on scene of a grass fire in Cloverdale Friday night along 184th Street. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Black Press)
Surrey Fire Service worked to put out a fire at a sawmill Saturday morning (June 26). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Surrey firefighters put out blaze at a sawmill

Mill is located around 117th Avenue and 130th Street

Surrey Fire Service worked to put out a fire at a sawmill Saturday morning (June 26). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Flames consumed part of two Murrayville homes on Friday afternoon. Fire crews are on scene. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Afternoon fire destroys roofs of two homes

Fire crews are on scene of a residential blaze in Langley Friday afternoon

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Flames consumed part of two Murrayville homes on Friday afternoon. Fire crews are on scene. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Black Press Media)
Delta raised its fire danger rating to “high” on June 25, 2021. (James Smith photo)

Delta raises fire rating to ‘high’

Region expected to see temperatures of up to 38 C through to at least Wednesday

Delta raised its fire danger rating to “high” on June 25, 2021. (James Smith photo)
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)
Emergency crews responded to a large truck fire under the Alex Fraser Bridge around 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Christine Tobias/Twitter photo)

Dog dies in truck fire under Alex Fraser Bridge

No people were injured in blaze that consumed two semi-trucks around 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, June 17

Emergency crews responded to a large truck fire under the Alex Fraser Bridge around 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Christine Tobias/Twitter 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)
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One injured in boat fire near Pitt Meadows

Boat ‘exploded’ into flame, fire chief says

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Fire crews work to contain a blaze in New Westminster on Monday, May 24, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)

‘Now there is nothing left’: Bar destroyed in New Westminster fire

Building also houses a tattoo shop and a Vietnamese restaraunt

Fire crews work to contain a blaze in New Westminster on Monday, May 24, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)
Smoke billows from a house in the 1700-block of 16 Avenue in Surrey’s Ocean Park neighbourhood Friday (May 21). The home’s sole occupant, a man who had reportedly been sleeping, escaped thanks to the intervention of a passerby. (Mari Anne Hussen photo)

Alert passerby helps man escape South Surrey house fire

Driver pulled over when she saw smoke and alerted home’s sleeping occupant

Smoke billows from a house in the 1700-block of 16 Avenue in Surrey’s Ocean Park neighbourhood Friday (May 21). The home’s sole occupant, a man who had reportedly been sleeping, escaped thanks to the intervention of a passerby. (Mari Anne Hussen photo)
A fire has damaged the Abbotsford Bottle Depot on Walsh Ave earlier this morning. (Tyson Heggie photo)

VIDEO: Early morning fire lights up Abbotsford Bottle Depot

Facility has been temporarily closed as a result, APD investigating blaze

A fire has damaged the Abbotsford Bottle Depot on Walsh Ave earlier this morning. (Tyson Heggie photo)
Surrey Fire Service battled a fire at an apartment building in Fleetwood late Friday night (May 14), near 84th Avenue and 160th Street. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

UPDATE: Surrey firefighters continue to work to put out ‘stubborn’ fire

Four-storey building located at 84th Avenue near 160th Street; crews on scene for nearly 12 hours

Surrey Fire Service battled a fire at an apartment building in Fleetwood late Friday night (May 14), near 84th Avenue and 160th Street. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Police and fire crews were in the 18500-block of 18 Avenue around 9 p.m. Thursday (May 13, 2021). (Curtis Kreklau photo)
Police and fire crews were in the 18500-block of 18 Avenue around 9 p.m. Thursday (May 13, 2021). (Curtis Kreklau photo)
Surrey RCMP officers on scene of a vehicle fire, which is believed to be an arson, in the area of Currie Drive and Grosvenor Road Wednesday afternoon (May 5, 2021). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Whalley vehicle fire ‘believed to be an arson’: Surrey RCMP

Police say ‘at this point’ it doesn’t seem to be tied to ongoing violence in the Lower Mainland

Surrey RCMP officers on scene of a vehicle fire, which is believed to be an arson, in the area of Currie Drive and Grosvenor Road Wednesday afternoon (May 5, 2021). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Vancouver resident Angélica Vargas, 41, suffered third-degree burns to half her body after a candle lit a dress she was wearing on fire at a dinner party in November 2019. (Submitted)

‘I’m still alive’: B.C. burn survivor shares road to recovery after candle accident

For more than a year after her accident, Vancouver resident Angélica Vargas couldn’t look in the mirror. Now, she’s learning to accept her scars.

Vancouver resident Angélica Vargas, 41, suffered third-degree burns to half her body after a candle lit a dress she was wearing on fire at a dinner party in November 2019. (Submitted)