Metchosin Fire Rescue

A property in 3900-block of Metchosin Road suffered a spot fire after an ember jumped from an open burn onto the dry grass. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

Under the wire burn in Metchosin causes spot fire

High winds caused an ember to jump onto an adjacent property

A property in 3900-block of Metchosin Road suffered a spot fire after an ember jumped from an open burn onto the dry grass. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
The Metchosin Fire Department is responding to a brush fire on Metchosin Road. The roadway was closed to traffic at roughly 5:30 p.m. Thursday. (Google)

Brush fire closes Metchosin Road

Metchosin Fire Department temporarily closes roadway to extinguish blaze

The Metchosin Fire Department is responding to a brush fire on Metchosin Road. The roadway was closed to traffic at roughly 5:30 p.m. Thursday. (Google)
Help fireproof the District of Metchosin this month

Help fireproof the District of Metchosin this month

Residents encouraged to help remove gorse and broom from local roads

Help fireproof the District of Metchosin this month
Fire at William Head Prison a training exercise

Fire at William Head Prison a training exercise

Multiple crews and agencies conduct training exercise in Metchosin

Fire at William Head Prison a training exercise
Santa and Fire Chief Dean Ford strike a pose at the Highlands Fire Department’s annual Santa Run on Saturday, Dec. 9. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff)

Santa hits West Shore streets with local fire departments

Firefighters help to raise food and cash for a worthwhile cause

Santa and Fire Chief Dean Ford strike a pose at the Highlands Fire Department’s annual Santa Run on Saturday, Dec. 9. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff)
The Metchosin Fire Department recently received accreditation for superior tanker shuttle services through the Fire UnderWriters Survey.                                 (Gazette file photo)

Metchosin fire accreditation means savings on home insurance

Average savings is about $500 per household, says fire chief

The Metchosin Fire Department recently received accreditation for superior tanker shuttle services through the Fire UnderWriters Survey.                                 (Gazette file photo)
Volunteer firefighers with the Metchosin Fire Department Eric Meredith (left to right), Capt. Simon Chadwick and Owen Searle at the fire hall on Happy Valley Road.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)

Spend some time in a firefighter’s boots

Metchosin fire department looking for new recruits

Volunteer firefighers with the Metchosin Fire Department Eric Meredith (left to right), Capt. Simon Chadwick and Owen Searle at the fire hall on Happy Valley Road.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)
Langford firefighter Kachanoski doses hot spots in 150 Mile House with the crew from Metchosin and Sooke. (Facebook)

Second round of West Shore firefighters continue to battle blazes in B.C. Interior

Local crews are fighting fires in Williams Lake and 150 Mile House

  • Jul 17, 2017
Langford firefighter Kachanoski doses hot spots in 150 Mile House with the crew from Metchosin and Sooke. (Facebook)
A brush fire along Sooke Road snarled traffic Wednesday just before the evening rush hour. (Amanda Todd)

RCMP investigating cause of Sooke Road fire

Fire crews continued to monitor the area until late Thursday morning

A brush fire along Sooke Road snarled traffic Wednesday just before the evening rush hour. (Amanda Todd)
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