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Nanaimo Fire Rescue investigator Mark Jonah probes the scene of a blaze that destroyed two apartments on Sunday, April 18. The cause of the blaze has not been determined. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Arson suspect arrested after apartment fire in Nanaimo

35-year-old man arrested for allegedly starting fire lived in the complex

 

Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department emergency response vehicle. (PQB News file photo)

Dashwood fire department issues warning to residents to hold off on yard debris burning

Fire chief: ‘Hold off on burning until we get some rain’

 

The Parksville Fire Department welcomes new recruits. From left, instructors Lieutenant Paul Roy and Captain Eric Miller, Kirk Wolstenholme, Sean Mikolajewski, Fire Chief Marc Norris, Ethan Marquis, Tonis Tutti, Travis Rathburn, Christina Zanchetta, and Niels Bjornson. (Submitted photo)

Parksville’s fire department welcomes 7 new recruits

Members spent a full year training

The Parksville Fire Department welcomes new recruits. From left, instructors Lieutenant Paul Roy and Captain Eric Miller, Kirk Wolstenholme, Sean Mikolajewski, Fire Chief Marc Norris, Ethan Marquis, Tonis Tutti, Travis Rathburn, Christina Zanchetta, and Niels Bjornson. (Submitted photo)
The Parksville Fire Department and Qualicum Beach Fire Department will not amalgamate. (PQB News file photo)

Plan to merge Parksville, Qualicum Beach fire departments jettisoned

Fire services review report released to the public

The Parksville Fire Department and Qualicum Beach Fire Department will not amalgamate. (PQB News file photo)
Firefighters, including those from Cranberry volunteer department, are battling a blaze in the Nanaimo River Road area. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Dwelling destroyed, two taken to hospital after mid-Island blaze

Numerous fire departments and first responders at area south of Nanaimo

Firefighters, including those from Cranberry volunteer department, are battling a blaze in the Nanaimo River Road area. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Bow Horn Bay Fire Department captain Doug Prizeman, right, and Allan Horeczy at the scene of a fire on Lynx Road. (Michael Briones photo)
Bow Horn Bay Fire Department captain Doug Prizeman, right, and Allan Horeczy at the scene of a fire on Lynx Road. (Michael Briones photo)
Firefighters were on hand to deal with a blaze at a residence on Hodges Road in Parksville on April 1, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)

No injuries reported as 5 departments respond to house fire near Parksville

Lack of fire hydrants in rural area meant extra assistance required

Firefighters were on hand to deal with a blaze at a residence on Hodges Road in Parksville on April 1, 2021. (Michael Briones 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)
The driver of a semi-trailer walked away unscathed Tuesday morning after his truck burst into flames while driving down the Malahat. (Courtesy of Patrick O’Brien)

Driver unscathed after semi-trailer engulfed in flames on Malahat

Both southbound lanes reopened as of 1 p.m.

The driver of a semi-trailer walked away unscathed Tuesday morning after his truck burst into flames while driving down the Malahat. (Courtesy of Patrick O’Brien)
A suspected arson fire caused in excess of $100,000 damage in south Nanaimo on Tuesday, March 23. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Arson suspect arrested after fire destroys garage and vintage car in Nanaimo

27-year-old suspect with ‘significant mental health issues’ remained on scene, say RCMP

A suspected arson fire caused in excess of $100,000 damage in south Nanaimo on Tuesday, March 23. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Parksville Fire Department attended a house fire on Evergreen Street on March 12, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Woman taken to hospital after house fire in Parksville

Firefighters quickly extinguished blaze

Parksville Fire Department attended a house fire on Evergreen Street on March 12, 2021. (Submitted photo)
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the Weir family who lost their Errington home in a fire. (Facebook page photo)
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the Weir family who lost their Errington home in a fire. (Facebook page photo)
A house in Errington caught fire Thursday night, March 10. (PQB News photo)
A house in Errington caught fire Thursday night, March 10. (PQB News photo)
Thrifty Foods at 280 Island Highway East in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)

UPDATE: Thrifty Foods store in Parksville open after small fire

Minimal damage and no injuries reported; store expected to re-open after 5 p.m.

Thrifty Foods at 280 Island Highway East in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Courtenay Fire Department and Oyster River Fire Department personnel battled a fire in a workshop on Davis Road Monday, Feb. 8. Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: Fire damages workshop on an acreage north of Courtenay

Three people, one cat escaped injury

Courtenay Fire Department and Oyster River Fire Department personnel battled a fire in a workshop on Davis Road Monday, Feb. 8. Photo by Terry Farrell
Oyster River Volunteer Firefighters battle Saturday night cabin fire. Photo provided by Campbell River RCMP

Neighbours pull man from burning Campbell River residence

Cabin south of town gutted by blaze; victim treated for burns, smoke inhalation

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Oyster River Volunteer Firefighters battle Saturday night cabin fire. Photo provided by Campbell River RCMP
The Rod & Gun bar and grill, located at 163 Alberni Highway in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville’s iconic Rod & Gun bar and grill open again following damage from fire

Owner says ‘support has been unbelievable and I just can’t thank the community enough’

The Rod & Gun bar and grill, located at 163 Alberni Highway in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Members of the Saanich Fire Department can be seen working to put out a fire in the 4500-block of Chattertown Way on Jan. 26. (Saanich Fire/Twitter)

One cat killed, another resuscitated following blaze in Saanich townhouse

Neighbours evacuated following fire on Chatterton Way, third cat still missing

Members of the Saanich Fire Department can be seen working to put out a fire in the 4500-block of Chattertown Way on Jan. 26. (Saanich Fire/Twitter)
A suspect has been arrested in connection with fires at Drinkwater Elementary (pictured) and École Mount Prevost. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Arson suspect arrested after fires at Cowichan Valley schools

Drinkwater Elementary and Mount Prevost schools hit within a week

A suspect has been arrested in connection with fires at Drinkwater Elementary (pictured) and École Mount Prevost. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)