Victoria Fire Department

Firefighters with the Victoria Fire Department respond to a kitchen fire in the 2000-block of Cook Street. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

VIDEO: Smoky morning with fires in Esquimalt, Victoria

Smoke engulfed a Fernwood neighbourhood home after an Esquimalt industrial fire Tuesday morning

 

The Victoria Fire Department responded to an overnight basement fire in Vic West Dec. 8. (Black Press Media file photo)

Overnight Victoria West fire sends one resident to hospital

Flames lapping out of basement window when crews arrived, says deputy chief

The Victoria Fire Department responded to an overnight basement fire in Vic West Dec. 8. (Black Press Media file photo)
Emergency responders responded to a pedestrian collision at Douglas Street and Caledonia Avenue on Monday, Dec. 6. (Black Press Media)
Emergency responders responded to a pedestrian collision at Douglas Street and Caledonia Avenue on Monday, Dec. 6. (Black Press Media)
Victoria firefighters worked to extinguish a van fire on Richmond Avenue Nov. 16. (Credit: Chris Adair, Courtesy of Victoria Fire Department)
Victoria firefighters worked to extinguish a van fire on Richmond Avenue Nov. 16. (Credit: Chris Adair, Courtesy of Victoria Fire Department)
Victoria firefighters on scene at 840 Johnson St. for a structure fire in the residential building. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)

UPDATE: Two units damaged in Johnson Street fire

Cause of fire under investigation

Victoria firefighters on scene at 840 Johnson St. for a structure fire in the residential building. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)
Victoria firefighters were called to the 100-block of Menzies Street around 8 a.m. Oct. 25 for an apartment unit on fire. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

UPDATE: One dead as a result of morning James Bay fire

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but not as a criminal act say police

Victoria firefighters were called to the 100-block of Menzies Street around 8 a.m. Oct. 25 for an apartment unit on fire. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
The Victoria Fire Department is reminding the public about the sounds of fire safety during fire prevention week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Fire Department sounds off on fire prevention week

The department and the NFPA remind the public what their detectors are trying to tell them

The Victoria Fire Department is reminding the public about the sounds of fire safety during fire prevention week. (Black Press Media file photo)
View Street at Quadra Street was blocked after two cars crashed at the corner. Police, fire and paramedics all responded to the motor vehicle incident. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Crash snarls traffic at Quadra and View in Victoria

Emergency crews respond after two-vehicle crash

View Street at Quadra Street was blocked after two cars crashed at the corner. Police, fire and paramedics all responded to the motor vehicle incident. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Victoria firefighters aim to answer burning questions with a new social media tool – FAQ Friday on Instagram. (Victoria Fire 730/Instagram)

Victoria firefighters take to Instagram to answer burning questions

Frequently Asked Questions Friday reveals why the department has yellow trucks

Victoria firefighters aim to answer burning questions with a new social media tool – FAQ Friday on Instagram. (Victoria Fire 730/Instagram)
Victoria teen Sarah Walker at Camp Ignite, a mentorship program designed to give girls in Grades 11 and 12 an insight into pursuing firefighting as a career. (Megan Sabel photo)

Camp Ignite fans flames of potential career for Victoria teen

Sarah Walker promotes the career for any women who might want to try it

Victoria teen Sarah Walker at Camp Ignite, a mentorship program designed to give girls in Grades 11 and 12 an insight into pursuing firefighting as a career. (Megan Sabel photo)
Summit Park is among those City of Victoria staff mow each summer to reduce fodder for fire. Victoria Fire Department quickly doused a fire there Aug. 9. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Mowing helped save Victoria Garry oak meadow from ravages of fire

City and Victoria Fire Department remind residents of continued dry conditions

Summit Park is among those City of Victoria staff mow each summer to reduce fodder for fire. Victoria Fire Department quickly doused a fire there Aug. 9. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The Victoria Fire Department responded to a commercial fire on Russell Street Saturday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Fire Department responded to a commercial fire on Russell Street Saturday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Fire Department investigates after a fire in an apartment building in the 1000-block of North Park Street on May 26. (Credit: Naoko Sato)

One dead after overnight apartment fire in Victoria

Firefighters on scene in 1000-block of North Park Street Wednesday morning

The Victoria Fire Department investigates after a fire in an apartment building in the 1000-block of North Park Street on May 26. (Credit: Naoko Sato)
An early morning fire along Cameron Street has left two cats dead and two tenants homeless. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Early morning fire guts Victoria house, leaves 2 cats dead

Victoria Fire Department called out shortly before 2 a.m.

An early morning fire along Cameron Street has left two cats dead and two tenants homeless. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
The Victoria Fire Department was able to contain a fire to one room after a bed placed directly against a heater ignited. (Black Press Media file photo)

Early morning Victoria balcony fire causes $20,000 in damages

Victoria Fire Department said nobody was injured in the fire on View Street

The Victoria Fire Department was able to contain a fire to one room after a bed placed directly against a heater ignited. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crews responded to a “major fire” in Victoria’s Burnside neighbourhood Wednesday night. (Courtesy of Armel Castellan)

Rock Bay Landing encampment fire points to need for shelter for Victoria’s homeless

Attempts to stay warm in tents poses dangerous fire risk

Crews responded to a “major fire” in Victoria’s Burnside neighbourhood Wednesday night. (Courtesy of Armel Castellan)
Crews responded to a fire at Rock Bay Landing Wednesday night. (Twitter/Armel Castellan)

One person treated for burns after Rock Bay Landing fire in Victoria

Quick response limited spread to half a dozen tents

Crews responded to a fire at Rock Bay Landing Wednesday night. (Twitter/Armel Castellan)
A video captured by Twitter user Teddy Jenner of a fire in Beacon Hill Park the night of Jan. 21, 2021. (Twitter/@OfftheCrosseBar)

Fire rips through tents, wooden structures in Beacon Hill Park

Emergency crews say there was no injuries in the blaze

A video captured by Twitter user Teddy Jenner of a fire in Beacon Hill Park the night of Jan. 21, 2021. (Twitter/@OfftheCrosseBar)