February 19, 2018

Fire engulfs East Vancouver warehouse

Firefighters have been called to a three-alarm blaze in East Vancouver. Flames sparked at a warehouse around 6 a.m. at a produce warehouse in the in the 700-block of Terminal Avenue, near Carolina. Traffic has been diverted, and the fire can be seen from several blocks away.   No information so far from the fire department about injuries or … [Read more...]

People of Burns Lake mark one year since deadly sawmill fire

It's the one year anniversary of the mill explosion that killed two men and put the economic future of Burns Lake at risk. Burns Lake Mayor Luke Strimbold says a service Sunday is to remember Robert Luggi Jr. and Carl Charlie, and be there for those who were injured in the blast. "We as a community are coming together to provide support to one … [Read more...]

Fire damages lumber mill in Surrey

A Surrey lumber mill has been damaged by fire. Crews were called to "Fraserview Cedar Products" on 144th Street near Hyland Road around 1am and found a warehouse engulfed in flames. It took several hours to bring the fire under control, cause of which is not known. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Senior in grave condition after Delta fire

A man in his 80s is in hospital in grave condition following a house fire in North Delta this morning. Battalion Chief Mike Richardson says his department responded to the fire at 86th Avenue near Scott Road Just just after 6:30 a.m., "It was a fully involved house with flames coming out the window. They made entry into the house, quickly … [Read more...]

Fire damages garage full of plastic mould materials

A detached garage is damaged after a fire Sunday afternoon. Crews in Surrey arrived at 120th street near 99th avenue shortly after 1p-m to find flames and heavy smoke. Battalion Chief Gerd Peters says crews discovered about ten 45-gallon containers of product inside the garage that's used to make plastic moulds for concrete stamping. "No containers … [Read more...]

Surrey trailer park fire leaves 15 homeless

Fifteen residents of a Surrey trailer park have been left homeless following an explosion and subsequent fire which started up just before 8 o’clock. Two trailer units have been destroyed, with two others also damaged as a result. The trailer park is located at 12662 112A Ave. No injuries have been reported at this time. (PHOTO CREDIT: … [Read more...]

Early morning fire displaces 18 people

18 people are out of their homes after an early morning fire. Crews responded around 6:30 this morning to the blaze on the ground floor of the London Hotel in the 700 block of Main Street. One man suffered smoke inhalation. Vancouver Police say the damage was isolated to part of the ground floor. Police and Fire are working with emergency social … [Read more...]

BC fire chiefs offer condolences to those mourning loss of New York firefighters

Fire chiefs here in BC are offering their condolences to the families and colleagues of the firefighters killed in Webster, New York. Fire Chiefs' Association of BC President, Len Garis calls the circumstances around the deaths extremely tragic. He adds firefighters know that risk is inherent to the job, but says this is something no one ever … [Read more...]

Winter weather helps start house fire

The hazardous materials team was called in Wednesday afternoon to deal with the aftermath of a fire at Granville and 35th, forcing the evacuation of over 20 homes, "It would appear to be a downed power pole in the laneway of 5200 block of Granville. Upon arriving at the scene, we discovered that the energized pole had in fact, ignited an adjacent … [Read more...]

Senior dies in fire at home

A man in his seventies is dead after a fire in New Westminster Tuesday evening. New Westminster Fire Chief Tim Armstrong says crews arrived at 6:30 to a house on Alberta Street, "Initial crews made an interior attack to the front of the building. Upon entry, they found one unidentified male collapsed in the entryway of the home. They quickly … [Read more...]