Victoria Fire Department

This heritage house in Vic West caught fire twice in three days. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Firefighter offers fire prevention tips after five Victoria blazes in less than a week

Most importantly, says deputy chief Chris Royel, have a smoke detector

This heritage house in Vic West caught fire twice in three days. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
A fire was started in a home in the 2000-block of Victor Street on Monday evening. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Two people taken to hospital after cooking oil fire ravages home

Victoria Fire Department estimates $150,000 in damages

A fire was started in a home in the 2000-block of Victor Street on Monday evening. (Kendra Crighton/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)

Bed against heater causes fire in Fernwood basement suite

The Victoria Fire Department was able to contain the blaze to one room

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)
Fire crews working to put out a fire in the 200-block of Robert Street that started at around 8:40 p.m. on April 28. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

No indication Vic West heritage house fire was suspicious

Approximately $500,000 in losses says Victoria Fire Department

Fire crews working to put out a fire in the 200-block of Robert Street that started at around 8:40 p.m. on April 28. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
The Victoria Fire Department is still investigating what caused a gas leak in the 1400-block of Quadra Street Wednesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Gas leak along Quadra Street causes brief evacuation for nearby businesses

Victoria crews still investigating what caused the incident

The Victoria Fire Department is still investigating what caused a gas leak in the 1400-block of Quadra Street Wednesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Fire Department responded to a shed that had caught on fire on Monday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Fire Department responded to a shed that had caught on fire on Monday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Regional hazmat teams were called to the scene of an incident involving dangerous good in downtown Victoria on Friday. (Saanich Fire/Twitter)
Regional hazmat teams were called to the scene of an incident involving dangerous good in downtown Victoria on Friday. (Saanich Fire/Twitter)
Victoria Fire Department Platoon Captain Oscar Pohl speaks at the ceremony for the Memorial Bell. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Victoria Fire Department honours fallen firefighters with new memorial bell and plaque

The most recent death was Retired Fire Chief Richard Couch in 2018

Victoria Fire Department Platoon Captain Oscar Pohl speaks at the ceremony for the Memorial Bell. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
A digital rendering shows what the new fire hall and residential property will look like at 1025 Johnson St. (File contributed/ Jawl Residential Properties)

Last tweaks to new Victoria fire hall project coming to city council

The property at 1025 Johnson St. will be part of a 12-storey mixed-use development

A digital rendering shows what the new fire hall and residential property will look like at 1025 Johnson St. (File contributed/ Jawl Residential Properties)
A mock reception site for people affected by emergencies will be set up at the Oaklands Community Centre on Oct. 26. Pictured, a similar centre was set up at the G.H. Dawe Community Centre in Red Deer, AB as part of an emergency planning exercise. (Black Press File Photo)

City of Victoria seeks volunteers to portray evacuees in emergency exercise

Families and individuals will play people who have bee displaced by a major fire

A mock reception site for people affected by emergencies will be set up at the Oaklands Community Centre on Oct. 26. Pictured, a similar centre was set up at the G.H. Dawe Community Centre in Red Deer, AB as part of an emergency planning exercise. (Black Press File Photo)
Firefighters from the Victoria Fire Department were called to a construction site near Herald Street and Blanshard Avenue on Thursday night (File submitted)

Firefighters call cause of fire at downtown Victoria construction site ‘undetermined’

The Victoria Fire Department responded to a minor fire near Blanshard and Herald

Firefighters from the Victoria Fire Department were called to a construction site near Herald Street and Blanshard Avenue on Thursday night (File submitted)
The Victoria Police Department and the Esquimalt Fire Department rescued a couple ducklings from a storm drain on Tuesday (Twitter/VicPDCanada)

VicPD, Esquimalt Fire Department team up to rescue ducklings

A couple ducklings were saved after they’d fallen into a storm drain

The Victoria Police Department and the Esquimalt Fire Department rescued a couple ducklings from a storm drain on Tuesday (Twitter/VicPDCanada)
The fire engulfed the suite and spread to a neighbouring suite due to strong winds, according to Victoria Fire. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
The fire engulfed the suite and spread to a neighbouring suite due to strong winds, according to Victoria Fire. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Victoria, Saanich police investigate rash of dumpster fires

Victoria, Saanich police investigate rash of dumpster fires

Four dumpster fires happened across Saanich and Victoria on Monday morning

Victoria, Saanich police investigate rash of dumpster fires
The Victoria Fire Department helped rescue two dogs and their owner from an elevator after a leash got caught in the gears and damaged the doors (File submitted)

Two dogs and owner rescued from elevator after leash snags on door

The Victoria Fire Department was called to a residential building in downtown Victoria

The Victoria Fire Department helped rescue two dogs and their owner from an elevator after a leash got caught in the gears and damaged the doors (File submitted)
Witnesses reported seeing the woman smoking at a site where a brush fire started along Dallas Road on Saturday (Keri Coles/News staff)

Victoria Fire Department advises cigarette safety after two fires started in one week

Two separate fires caused by cigarette butts were avoidable

Witnesses reported seeing the woman smoking at a site where a brush fire started along Dallas Road on Saturday (Keri Coles/News staff)
The Victoria Fire Department responded to two dumpster fires late March 3, the fires have been deemed suspicious and are under investigation. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria firefighters battle two suspicious dumpster fires Sunday night

Both fires are suspicious and are under investigation

The Victoria Fire Department responded to two dumpster fires late March 3, the fires have been deemed suspicious and are under investigation. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Hydro arrives to deal with a sparking power line the morning of Feb. 7. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria Fire watch power line after fire reported

Fire crews and BC Hydro on scene at Alpha Street and Douglas

BC Hydro arrives to deal with a sparking power line the morning of Feb. 7. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Jeff Cullen (left) and three other firefighters from the Victoria Fire Department participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer training event for World Cancer Day 2019. Collectively, riders logged 200 km, to represent the more than 200,000 Canadians diagnosed with cancer every year. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria Fire Department hosts ride for World Cancer Day

Participants in the upcoming Ride to Conquer Cancer event logged 200 km on stationary bikes

Jeff Cullen (left) and three other firefighters from the Victoria Fire Department participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer training event for World Cancer Day 2019. Collectively, riders logged 200 km, to represent the more than 200,000 Canadians diagnosed with cancer every year. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
People will legally be allowed to grow four cannabis plants at home starting Oct. 17, but B.C. fire chiefs are worried about the lack of legislation surrounding electrical and fire codes. (File photo)

B.C. Fire chiefs concerned over home-grown cannabis and fire hazards

More legislation is needed around electrical, fire codes

People will legally be allowed to grow four cannabis plants at home starting Oct. 17, but B.C. fire chiefs are worried about the lack of legislation surrounding electrical and fire codes. (File photo)