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A helicopter drops water on a fire at Gogo’s Christmas Tree Farm on Monday, July 26. (Photo courtesy Brian Irwin)

800 Christmas trees burn in fire at Nanaimo tree farm

Firefighting crews, including helicopters, battle fire all night

 

Firefighters work to contain a small brush fire in Quesnel near Riverview School. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Fire Department extinguish small brush fire near school

Firefighters were called to an area near Riverview Elementary School just before 8 p.m.

 

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

 

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)
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
The Quesnel Fire Hall #1 is located at 310 Kinchant St. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer Files)

Quesnel Fire Hall #1 receives $2.5 million in grant funding for upgrades

The money will be used to bring the fire hall up to accessibility codes, add female change-room

The Quesnel Fire Hall #1 is located at 310 Kinchant St. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer Files)
Quesnel Fire Department members put foam on a gold sedan on June 21. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Car catches fire at South Quesnel business parking lot

A gold sedan was briefly engulfed at Hilltop Liquor before emergency crews extinguished it

Quesnel Fire Department members put foam on a gold sedan on June 21. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel Fire Chief Sylvain Gauthier communicates with other firefighters while fighting a fire in April of 2021. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel council celebrates outgoing fire chief Sylvain Gauthier

“Sly” has been working in the Quesnel Fire Department since 2007

Quesnel Fire Chief Sylvain Gauthier communicates with other firefighters while fighting a fire in April of 2021. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
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)
The BC Wildfire Service will be burning piles of woody debris on Dragon Mountain from as soon as June 14, until as late as June 25. (File Photo)

Dragon Mountain debris to be burned to reduce wildfire risk in coming weeks

BC Wildfire Service notes smoke and flames may be visible from Quesnel

The BC Wildfire Service will be burning piles of woody debris on Dragon Mountain from as soon as June 14, until as late as June 25. (File 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)
Kirby Booker was appointed as Quesnel’s new fire inspector as of May 17. (Observer File Photo)

Kirby Booker appointed Quesnel’s new fire inspector

Booker moves into the position after former inspector Ron Richert took on the chief’s role

Kirby Booker was appointed as Quesnel’s new fire inspector as of May 17. (Observer File Photo)
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)
A firefighter looks to prevent the fire which destroyed Shayla Bear’s home from spreading. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel family fundraising after mobile home fire

A blaze in South Quesnel on April 15 has left Shayla Bear and her children without a home

A firefighter looks to prevent the fire which destroyed Shayla Bear’s home from spreading. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel Fire Department members work to fully extinguish the fire. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

VIDEO: Fire destroys trailer in South Quesnel

At least two trailers in the Southland trailer park received damage

Quesnel Fire Department members work to fully extinguish the fire. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Correlieu Secondary students practise a controlled burn at a natural resource management event. (File Photo)

Quesnel plans controlled burn for April 1-3

The burn will take place in the South Hills subdivision, on a property used for livestock grazing

Correlieu Secondary students practise a controlled burn at a natural resource management event. (File Photo)
The North Vancouver City Fire Department fights a fire at the Duke of Connaught Lodge No. 64 (North Vancouver Masonic Centre) at 1142 Lonsdale Ave on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (North Vancouver RCMP)
The North Vancouver City Fire Department fights a fire at the Duke of Connaught Lodge No. 64 (North Vancouver Masonic Centre) at 1142 Lonsdale Ave on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (North Vancouver RCMP)
Quesnel Firefighters start the water flowing before extinguishing a truck fire on Highway 97 in South Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Truck fire quickly extinguished in South Quesnel

The truck caught fire across from the Hydraulic Road turnoff on Highway 97

Quesnel Firefighters start the water flowing before extinguishing a truck fire on Highway 97 in South Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The community of Big Lake lost its only store to a fire overnight. (Photo submitted)

Big Lake store, post office destroyed by fire

The Big Lake Volunteer Fire Fire Dept. responded Sunday evening

The community of Big Lake lost its only store to a fire overnight. (Photo submitted)