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Firefighters wrap up at the scene of a fire at Pioneer Square Mall in Mill Bay on Friday afternoon, Nov. 26, 2021. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

UPDATED: Trans-Canada-Highway in Mill Bay reopened as fire contained

It is being reported that the fire is at or near Pioneer Square Mall

 

Investigators work at a home on Rita Road in Langford that was heavily damaged in an early morning fire Friday (Nov. 26). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Police, fire department investigating ‘suspicious’ Langford house fire

The home’s three occupants escaped uninjured from the early morning fire

 

Saanich firefighters clean up after attending a structure fire on Ralph Street on Thursday afternoon (Nov. 18). (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich firefighters quickly extinguish deck, storage fire

Crews called to 600-block of Ralph Street on Thursday afternoon

Saanich firefighters clean up after attending a structure fire on Ralph Street on Thursday afternoon (Nov. 18). (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
This photo shows some of the damage incurred to a building after a gas explosion ripped through Building 25 at 19 Wing Comox on Thursday, Nov. 18. Photo by Erin Haluschak

UPDATE: Numerous injuries after explosion on B.C. air force base

Responders on scene after gas leak at CFB 19 Wing Comox on Vancouver Island Thursday morning

This photo shows some of the damage incurred to a building after a gas explosion ripped through Building 25 at 19 Wing Comox on Thursday, Nov. 18. Photo by Erin Haluschak
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)
Fire still burns at the West Fraser Log Yard in the morning of Nov. 10. The fire was first spotted at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

VIDEO: Thousands of logs reduced to burning debris after log yard fire at Quesnel mill

The fire on Quesnel-Hixon Road is fully surrounded by sprinklers this morning

Fire still burns at the West Fraser Log Yard in the morning of Nov. 10. The fire was first spotted at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Saanich Fire Department has seen an increasing need for their services over the past decade. A 10-year funding strategy approved this week aims to address that demand. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich council approves 10-year strategy to support fire department needs

Needs from Saanich community have increased for emergency responders, chief says

The Saanich Fire Department has seen an increasing need for their services over the past decade. A 10-year funding strategy approved this week aims to address that demand. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Incoming Esquimalt Fire Chief Steve Serbic. (Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt announces new fire chief, assistant moves up the ranks

Steve Serbic brings a passion for health and wellness to the position

Incoming Esquimalt Fire Chief Steve Serbic. (Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)
Ships continue to work to control a fire on board the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, October 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Fires in cargo ship off B.C. coast may take days to put out: coast guard

About 40 containers that fell off ship have been tracked to the northern tip of Vancouver Island

Ships continue to work to control a fire on board the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, October 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Ships work to control a fire aboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The container ship caught fire Friday and 16 crew members were evacuated and brought to Ogden Point Pier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Coast guard says crews hope to board burned ship off Victoria, later Monday

Container ship continues to smoulder as storm hampers efforts to extinguish it

Ships work to control a fire aboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The container ship caught fire Friday and 16 crew members were evacuated and brought to Ogden Point Pier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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 fire on the container ship Zim Kingston anchored near Victoria has been stabilized as of Oct. 24. Five crew members remain onboard. (Courtesy Canadian Coast Guard)

UPDATE: Container ship still smouldering as storm hampers firefighting efforts

Crews have been dousing a chemical fire onboard MV Zim Kingston off Victoria since Saturday

The fire on the container ship Zim Kingston anchored near Victoria has been stabilized as of Oct. 24. Five crew members remain onboard. (Courtesy Canadian Coast Guard)
RCMP are investigating a suspicious fire that gutted a vacant building in Sooke on Oct. 13. (Graeme Roy - The Canadian Press)
RCMP are investigating a suspicious fire that gutted a vacant building in Sooke on Oct. 13. (Graeme Roy - The Canadian Press)
Sooke RCMP is investigating a series of suspicious fires in the downtown area. (Black Press Media file photo)

Arsonist on the loose: Four suspicious fires unsolved in Sooke

Sooke RCMP seeks information from public

Sooke RCMP is investigating a series of suspicious fires in the downtown area. (Black Press Media file photo)
A structure on Otter Point Road in Sooke is engulfed in flames early Wednesday morning. (Brenda Jordison/Facebook)

Firefighter injured in suspicious Sooke fire

Fire broke out Oct. 13 in old Mulligan’s Bar and Grill building

A structure on Otter Point Road in Sooke is engulfed in flames early Wednesday morning. (Brenda Jordison/Facebook)
Crews from North Saanich and Central Saanich assisted their colleagues from Sidney Volunteer Fire Department in responding to a fire at a thrift shop in Sidney. (Sidney Volunteer Fire Department/Twitter)

Fire in downtown Sidney causes minimal damage but offers timely reminder

Thrift shop fire started after flammable items were left near heat source

Crews from North Saanich and Central Saanich assisted their colleagues from Sidney Volunteer Fire Department in responding to a fire at a thrift shop in Sidney. (Sidney Volunteer Fire Department/Twitter)
North Saanich and Sidney firefighters responded to a possible chimney fire at the Island Nut Roastery on Mills Road shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 7). (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Fire reports send crews to 2 Sidney businesses

Fires reported at Island Nut Roastery and Pizza Hut in Sidney Thursday (Oct. 7)

North Saanich and Sidney firefighters responded to a possible chimney fire at the Island Nut Roastery on Mills Road shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 7). (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Saanich Fire Deputy Chief Frank Macdonald (left) and Chief Mike Burgess celebrate the latter’s retirement on Sept. 29. (Photo courtesy of Mike Burgess)

Saanich deputy fire chief celebrates his retirement after a 35-year career

Frank Macdonald began his career in 1988 and had been with the Saanich Fire Department since 1996

Saanich Fire Deputy Chief Frank Macdonald (left) and Chief Mike Burgess celebrate the latter’s retirement on Sept. 29. (Photo courtesy of Mike Burgess)
Colwood, View Royal and Langford fire crews all attended to a small structure fire at a Colwood home early Thursday (Sept. 30) morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Early morning Colwood house fire brought quickly under control

Homeowners likely displaced for a day, Colwood Fire Rescue captain says

Colwood, View Royal and Langford fire crews all attended to a small structure fire at a Colwood home early Thursday (Sept. 30) morning. (Black Press Media file photo)