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A firetruck is on site at a deadly fire at a large oil storage facility in Matanzas, Cuba, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. The fire was triggered when lighting struck one of the facility’s eight tanks late Friday, Aug. 5th. (Yamil Lage, Pool photo via AP)

2nd firefighter dies as Cuba battles raging oil plant fire

International aid pouring in, fire has injured 130 and destroyed 4 of the facility’s eight tanks

 

A GoFundMe has been launched for an Abbotsford family after their house was destroyed in a fire on Tuesday (Aug. 9).

GoFundMe launched for Abbotsford family after devastating fire

Therapist Christina Henderson and her family out of Marble Hill Drive home at least six months

 

Fire activity at the Maria Creek wildfire on Aug. 1. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

B.C. wildfires: Blazes in southern regions continue to challenge crews

50 active fires burning across the province

 

Fire on Fairbanks Crescent. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack firefighters extinguish ‘accidental’ fire that broke out in Fairbanks Crescent home

Smoke rose from outlet on back deck, and fire burned between floor joists in laundry room

Fire on Fairbanks Crescent. (Chilliwack Progress file)
A Mill Bay family “lost everything” in a fire on Saturday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Family escapes, dog does not as fire turns B.C. house into ‘total loss’

Other pets managed to get out in afternoon blaze in Mill Bay on Vancouver Island

A Mill Bay family “lost everything” in a fire on Saturday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Hiker Jason Reedyk found the rehabilitated historic Eagle Pass Lookout destroyed by fire, part of it still burning, on Tuesday afternoon, Aug, 2, 2022. (Jason Reedyk photo)

‘Rehabilitated’ historic Eagle Pass Fire Lookout in Shuswap destroyed by blaze

Hiker finds part of Eagle Pass Lookout still burning

Hiker Jason Reedyk found the rehabilitated historic Eagle Pass Lookout destroyed by fire, part of it still burning, on Tuesday afternoon, Aug, 2, 2022. (Jason Reedyk photo)
(BC Wildfire Services)
(BC Wildfire Services)
Firefighters are battling 91 active fires in B.C. as of Aug. 3, including at Keremeos Creek near Penticton. Here, they work to implement small-scale planned ignitions along Highway 3A. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)

B.C. wildfire season intensifies with 91 active blazes, 5 of note

Vast majority believed to be caused by lightning

Firefighters are battling 91 active fires in B.C. as of Aug. 3, including at Keremeos Creek near Penticton. Here, they work to implement small-scale planned ignitions along Highway 3A. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)
The Tim Hortons restaurant on Northfield Road in Nanaimo suffered damage in an early-morning fire Tuesday, Aug. 2. The fire is being investigated as an arson. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Tim Hortons location in Nanaimo set on fire

Following Aug. 2 incident, RCMP have identified a suspect, but haven’t located him

The Tim Hortons restaurant on Northfield Road in Nanaimo suffered damage in an early-morning fire Tuesday, Aug. 2. The fire is being investigated as an arson. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The intersection of Dunlevy Avenue and Powell Street, near where a woman was set on fire early July 25. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)

Woman set on fire while sitting on sidewalk in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Police say attack targeted a vulnerable member of the community

The intersection of Dunlevy Avenue and Powell Street, near where a woman was set on fire early July 25. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)
(Photo - B.C. Wildfire Services)

Nohomin Creek Wildfire near Lytton shows no growth despite hot weather

The blaze remains at an estimated 2,364 hectares

(Photo - B.C. Wildfire Services)
A woman carries a bag of belongings at a homeless camp on a city-owned lot in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Residents living in tents along East Hastings Street have been ordered to leave the area by the evening of July 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Tents to be removed from Downtown Eastside despite little-to-no shelter space

Fire chief says order intended to protect, advocates say it does the opposite

A woman carries a bag of belongings at a homeless camp on a city-owned lot in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Residents living in tents along East Hastings Street have been ordered to leave the area by the evening of July 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A person living in the Estates at Riverstone Heights captured video of smoke emerging from the forest along Chilliwack Lake Road. (video screenshot)

Firefighters battle blaze along Chilliwack Lake Road

Smoke can be seen to the right of a stretch of road five minutes east of the Vedder bridge

A person living in the Estates at Riverstone Heights captured video of smoke emerging from the forest along Chilliwack Lake Road. (video screenshot)
Protesters pack up their belongings from the Occupy Vancouver site in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on November 21, 2011. On July 25, 2022, Vancouver’s fire chief ordered that all tents and structures be removed from East Hastings Street, citing a fire risk. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver fire chief orders tents removed from Downtown Eastside street, citing fire risk

Advocates say removing people’s homes during heat wave is the real safety problem

Protesters pack up their belongings from the Occupy Vancouver site in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on November 21, 2011. On July 25, 2022, Vancouver’s fire chief ordered that all tents and structures be removed from East Hastings Street, citing a fire risk. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Nohomin Creek fire is estimated at 2,364 hecatres as of July 25. (Photo courtesy of B.C. Wildfire Services)

Lytton’s Nohomin Creek fire sees some growth as heat wave hits B.C.

The wildfire grew from 2,193 hectares to about 2,364 hectares Monday

The Nohomin Creek fire is estimated at 2,364 hecatres as of July 25. (Photo courtesy of B.C. Wildfire Services)
The Kelowna fire department is spread thin (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

City of Kelowna ‘playing with fire’, resources inadequate to manage blazes

Kelowna fire department spread thin with “unsafe staffing levels” and a lack of resources

The Kelowna fire department is spread thin (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Night time photos of Nohomin Creek wildfire, about two-kilometeres north of Lytton, B.C. July 14, 2022. (Facebook/Edith Loring Kuhanga)

Nohomin Creek wildfire ‘quiet’ despite heat

The fire is estimated at 2,193 hectares

Night time photos of Nohomin Creek wildfire, about two-kilometeres north of Lytton, B.C. July 14, 2022. (Facebook/Edith Loring Kuhanga)
A similar fire took place in the same building just over three months ago on April 18. Facebook photo.

‘Suspicious’ fire at Abbotsford apartment building under investigation

2nd fire in 3 months to take place in stairwell of Mount View Terrace Apartment

A similar fire took place in the same building just over three months ago on April 18. Facebook photo.
(Photo - B.C. Wildfire Services)

Nohomin Creek wildfire sees ‘quieter fire behaviour’, no more growth

Fire behaviour could increase as temperatures rise over the next week

(Photo - B.C. Wildfire Services)
Debris falls to the ground as demolition continues on the Winters Hotel in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, April 22, 2022. Two people died in the April 11 blaze. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

BC Coroner to investigate 2 deaths after fire at Vancouver SRO

April 11 blaze at Winters Hotel raised questions around safety standards in low-income housing

Debris falls to the ground as demolition continues on the Winters Hotel in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, April 22, 2022. Two people died in the April 11 blaze. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck