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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

 

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 city is recruiting new volunteer paid-on-call firefighters. (Photo submitted)

Shuffle at fire hall, department hiring paid-on-call firefighters

There are some changes at the Williams Lake Fire Dept. due to…

The city is recruiting new volunteer paid-on-call firefighters. (Photo submitted)
Fire can be seen shooting into the night in this photo taken just after midnight on March 12. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

UPDATE: Quesnel firefighters respond to blaze at closed Tolko Industries site

Fire crews received a call just before midnight on March 11

Fire can be seen shooting into the night in this photo taken just after midnight on March 12. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Fire has completely destroyed the structure. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

VIDEO: West Quesnel home completely destroyed by fire

The Fire is on Anderson Drive, traffic is stopped in both directions

Fire has completely destroyed the structure. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Fire crews knocked down a fire inside a garbage compactor at Walmart, arriving just before midnight Monday, Jan. 26. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake fire dept. responds fire in garbage compactor at Walmart

“It was human-caused,” said the store’s manager

Fire crews knocked down a fire inside a garbage compactor at Walmart, arriving just before midnight Monday, Jan. 26. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
One-third of Christmas tree fires start in January, according to the National Fire Protection Association. (Unsplash photo)

Christmas tree still up? So is your fire risk

Dry Christmas trees pose fire hazard, fire safety experts warn B.C. residents

One-third of Christmas tree fires start in January, according to the National Fire Protection Association. (Unsplash photo)
Quesnel Firefighters work to contain a blaze on New Year's Eve. They would return the next day for five more hours. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

New Year’s Eve fire damages Quesnel home

Residents of the Adams Street home returned Jan. 1, finding a fire still burning

Quesnel Firefighters work to contain a blaze on New Year's Eve. They would return the next day for five more hours. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Williams Lake Fire Department quickly extinguished a small fire underneath the underpass on Highway 20 over Williams Creek Thursday just after 4 p.m. (Erick Peterson/Williams Lake Fire Department photo)

Williams Lake Fire Dept. knocks down small fire under bridge

Fire Chief Erick Peterson said crews were called at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17

The Williams Lake Fire Department quickly extinguished a small fire underneath the underpass on Highway 20 over Williams Creek Thursday just after 4 p.m. (Erick Peterson/Williams Lake Fire Department photo)
A view of the inside of Pioneer Complex where a fire damaged the main office area of the building Sunday, Nov. 8. (Scott Nelson photo)

Pioneer Complex fire ‘may have been intentionally set,’ says Williams Lake RCMP

Insp. Jeff Pelley asks public for information on Sunday, Nov. 8 fire

A view of the inside of Pioneer Complex where a fire damaged the main office area of the building Sunday, Nov. 8. (Scott Nelson photo)
Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lucas Banton pours water on a barn fire on McCoy Lake Road on July 16, 2020. Crews from four fire departments in the Alberni Valley worked through the night to extinguish the fire, which caught in a hay barn at Tooth Acres, owned by retired dentist Dr. Fritz Zens. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Vancouver Island firefighter dies at scene of barn blaze

The volunteer firefighter suffered a medical emergency after arriving to assist

Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lucas Banton pours water on a barn fire on McCoy Lake Road on July 16, 2020. Crews from four fire departments in the Alberni Valley worked through the night to extinguish the fire, which caught in a hay barn at Tooth Acres, owned by retired dentist Dr. Fritz Zens. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Maple Ridge firefighters have a long track record of rescuing animals in distress. But on Sunday, June 14, 2020, they were called to something out of the ordinary – a report of a puppy trapped inside a couch. (file)

B.C. firefighters rescue puppy from inside couch (yes, inside)

It’s a first, deputy fire chief says

Maple Ridge firefighters have a long track record of rescuing animals in distress. But on Sunday, June 14, 2020, they were called to something out of the ordinary – a report of a puppy trapped inside a couch. (file)
Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters work the scene of a structure fire that injured multiple firefighters, according to a fire department spokesman, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

12 Los Angeles firefighters recovering after explosion

All injured firefighters are expected to survive

Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters work the scene of a structure fire that injured multiple firefighters, according to a fire department spokesman, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
A large plume of smoke was spotted by the North Saanich marina on Sunday afternoon. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

One dead, two injured following a large fire at North Saanich Marina

One boat has sunk, nearby resident says they heard an explosion ‘sounding like a cannon’

A large plume of smoke was spotted by the North Saanich marina on Sunday afternoon. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters put out a fire inside the Circle K convenience store on Departure Bay Road on Saturday night. (Dylan Phillips photo)

Teens set off flare in Nanaimo convenience store, traumatize clerk: RCMP

Incident happened just after 9 p.m. Saturday at Circle K on Departure Bay Road

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters put out a fire inside the Circle K convenience store on Departure Bay Road on Saturday night. (Dylan Phillips photo)
Williams Lake Fire Dept. crews extinguish a brush fire in the River Valley Monday afternoon. (Erick Peterson photo)
Williams Lake Fire Dept. crews extinguish a brush fire in the River Valley Monday afternoon. (Erick Peterson photo)
Close call has B.C. senior warning of an unexpected fire hazard

Close call has B.C. senior warning of an unexpected fire hazard

Ruth Kaspick’s couch cushions went up in flames when a smouldering heat pack was hit with oxygen

Close call has B.C. senior warning of an unexpected fire hazard
Firefighters kept the fire from spreading at Mount Washington. Photo by Luke DeBoer

Fire destroys chalet at Vancouver Island ski resort, as eight escape

Fire department needed UTV to gain access because of Alpine Village location

Firefighters kept the fire from spreading at Mount Washington. Photo by Luke DeBoer
Prince Rupert firefighters are battling a blaze at the CN Rail roundhouse on Prince Rupert’s waterfront.                                Photo by K-J Millar/The Northern View
Prince Rupert firefighters are battling a blaze at the CN Rail roundhouse on Prince Rupert’s waterfront.                                Photo by K-J Millar/The Northern View