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Keremeos Creek fire was estimated at 437 hectares as of Sunday (July 31) morning (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

Minimal overnight growth at Keremeos Creek fire in South Okanagan

Saturday’s evacuation and air quality alerts remain in effect

 

Emergency crews were at Willowbrook Shopping Centre Wednesday, July 13, 2022, for reports of noxious spray being set off inside. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Three people pepper sprayed in Langley’s Willowbrook Mall, building evacuated

Store employee told the Langley Advance Times that the mall was evacuated.

 

A stolen City of Surrey rescue vehicle crashed into the side of the highway in Abbotsford after a chase. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Small fire truck stolen in Surrey, Abby cops make arrest

Abbotsford Police spotted it on Highway 1, stopped it with a spike belt and apprehended a suspect

 

Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews were able to rescue a beagle from a drain pipe Friday, July 1. (Photos courtesy Nanaimo Fire Rescue)

B.C. firefighters rescue dog trapped in drain pipe after ‘yelp for help’

Firefighters fasten blanket to fire hose to create ‘Q-tip’ to pull out panicked pooch

Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews were able to rescue a beagle from a drain pipe Friday, July 1. (Photos courtesy Nanaimo Fire Rescue)
Left to right: White Rock RCMP Staff Sgt. Kale Pauls, White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker and White Rock Fire Chief Edward Wolfe cut the ceremonial police tape to kick off the city’s emergency-services open house Sunday. (Markus Kislig photo)

White Rock emergency crews host open house

Event held Sunday in White Rock

Left to right: White Rock RCMP Staff Sgt. Kale Pauls, White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker and White Rock Fire Chief Edward Wolfe cut the ceremonial police tape to kick off the city’s emergency-services open house Sunday. (Markus Kislig photo)
White Rock firefighters were called to an apartment in the 1400-block of Blackwood Street on May 24, 2022. (Shane MacKichan photo)

23 displaced in White Rock apartment fire

‘Complex investigation’ underway following May 24 blaze in 1400-block of Blackwood Street

White Rock firefighters were called to an apartment in the 1400-block of Blackwood Street on May 24, 2022. (Shane MacKichan photo)
There was a fire in the Cloverdale area Friday morning. (Ashley Wadhwani photo)

Pipe fire at Cloverdale construction site

Residents reported ‘large volume of smoke’ near 176 Street and Highway 10

There was a fire in the Cloverdale area Friday morning. (Ashley Wadhwani photo)
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Surrey Fire Services responded to a house fire in Whalley early Tuesday (May 17, 2022). (File photo)

No injuries after blaze ignites Surrey home

House in Fraser Heights was ‘fully involved’ when fire crews arrived

Surrey Fire Services responded to a house fire in Whalley early Tuesday (May 17, 2022). (File photo)
Amanda Roman (front) has seen the positive impacts of Burn Camp for young survivors. (Contributed photo)

Burn camp ‘so important’ to young survivors: Surrey dispatcher

South Surrey home part of largest Hometown Heroes Lottery prize package

Amanda Roman (front) has seen the positive impacts of Burn Camp for young survivors. (Contributed photo)
Firefighters-Cancer 20220505 Vancouver firefighter Jenn Dawkins, shown in a handout photo, lobbied for breast cancer to be included in British Columbia’s legislation as a presumed occupational illness covered by the province’s health and safety agency for workers. Three years later, she would be diagnosed with the disease that is a top killer of firefighters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-David Harcus

Firefighters say recognition of their cancer risk is tough battle across Canada

British Columbia recently amended the Workers Compensation Act to include three more cancers

Firefighters-Cancer 20220505 Vancouver firefighter Jenn Dawkins, shown in a handout photo, lobbied for breast cancer to be included in British Columbia’s legislation as a presumed occupational illness covered by the province’s health and safety agency for workers. Three years later, she would be diagnosed with the disease that is a top killer of firefighters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-David Harcus
White Rock firefighters prepare to force open their new training door, while mannequin ‘Rescue Randy’ waits to be saved, during an April 27 demonstration training exercise at the fire hall. Alex Browne photo

White Rock firefighters demonstrate new donated training equipment

Forcible entry door, ‘Rescue Randy’ funded by Rotary donation

White Rock firefighters prepare to force open their new training door, while mannequin ‘Rescue Randy’ waits to be saved, during an April 27 demonstration training exercise at the fire hall. Alex Browne photo
A crane operator is lowered to the ground during a high-angle rescue operation carried out in White Rock Thursday. (Brenda Anderson photo)

Crews rescue worker from construction crane in White Rock

Paramedics, firefighters from White Rock and Surrey respond to medical emergency

A crane operator is lowered to the ground during a high-angle rescue operation carried out in White Rock Thursday. (Brenda Anderson photo)
Wildland firefighter Ty Feldinger works on steep terrain to put out hot spots remaining from a controlled burn the B.C. Wildfire Service conducted to help contain the White Rock Lake wildfire on Okanagan Indian Band land, northwest of Vernon on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Vaccine policy to remain in place for B.C. Wildfire Service

All B.C. government employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Wildland firefighter Ty Feldinger works on steep terrain to put out hot spots remaining from a controlled burn the B.C. Wildfire Service conducted to help contain the White Rock Lake wildfire on Okanagan Indian Band land, northwest of Vernon on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Surrey firefighters were at a house fire in the 12400-block of 97B Avenue Sunday night (April 10, 2022). (Shane MacKichan photo)

Firefighters douse pair of blazes in Surrey

Separate weekend fires burn home, detached garage

Surrey firefighters were at a house fire in the 12400-block of 97B Avenue Sunday night (April 10, 2022). (Shane MacKichan photo)
Surrey Fire Services’ technical-rescue team extricated a woman from a ravine near Chantrell Creek Thursday (April 7, 2022) afternoon. (File photo)
Surrey Fire Services’ technical-rescue team extricated a woman from a ravine near Chantrell Creek Thursday (April 7, 2022) afternoon. (File photo)
The under-construction Water’s Edge building on Truswell Road in Kelowna engulfed in flames moments before it collapsed on July 8, 2017. (File)

‘Brutally understaffed’ to combat high-rise blazes: Retired Kelowna firefighter

‘We have 120 firefighters on staff, but a minimum of 23 on shift,’ said Kelowna Fire Chief Travis Whiting

The under-construction Water’s Edge building on Truswell Road in Kelowna engulfed in flames moments before it collapsed on July 8, 2017. (File)
Surrey firefighters helped raise more than $9,000 for the Sources South Surrey/White Rock Food Bank at a shredding event hosted by Semiahmoo Shopping Centre on March 26, 2022. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: South Surrey shredding event raises $9K for Sources’ food bank

Surrey firefighters pitch in at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre event

Surrey firefighters helped raise more than $9,000 for the Sources South Surrey/White Rock Food Bank at a shredding event hosted by Semiahmoo Shopping Centre on March 26, 2022. (Contributed photo)
Martyka Sutor, her partner Steven, son Arlo and newborn daughter Maia pose for a photo with firefighters from Surrey’s Hall 17. (Contributed photo)

‘There was no stopping her’: Firefighters deliver baby in Morgan Crossing home

‘It was a day we will never forget’ says South Surrey mother

Martyka Sutor, her partner Steven, son Arlo and newborn daughter Maia pose for a photo with firefighters from Surrey’s Hall 17. (Contributed photo)
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‘Should be an alarm bell’: Calls for action after fatal fires on First Nations

Study found First Nations people living on reserves were 10 times more likely to die in a fire

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