View Royal Fire Rescue

Olivier Chiasson tries his hand at extinguishing a small barbecue fire, with the help of a View Royal firefighter during the department’s open house last year. This year’s open house takes place on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Gazette file photo)

View Royal Fire celebrates 70th anniversary

Annual open house includes demos, junior firefighter challenge

Olivier Chiasson tries his hand at extinguishing a small barbecue fire, with the help of a View Royal firefighter during the department’s open house last year. This year’s open house takes place on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Gazette file photo)
A car crashed through the Bosley’s storefront at Eagle Creek Village in View Royal. (Photo by Jonathan Davies)

Eagle Creek Bosley’s closed after SUV crashes through storefront

Structural engineer called to assess building damage

A car crashed through the Bosley’s storefront at Eagle Creek Village in View Royal. (Photo by Jonathan Davies)
View Royal Fire Rescue firefighter Matt Hamilton helps Damien Moore, 2, and mom, Jackie, use a fire extinguisher to put out a barbecue fire at the Emergency Preparedness Fair on the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre parking lot. This year’s 11th annual regional emergency preparedness fair and display takes place on Sunday, May 6. (Gazette file photo)

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Annual emergency preparedness fair goes May 6 in Colwood

View Royal Fire Rescue firefighter Matt Hamilton helps Damien Moore, 2, and mom, Jackie, use a fire extinguisher to put out a barbecue fire at the Emergency Preparedness Fair on the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre parking lot. This year’s 11th annual regional emergency preparedness fair and display takes place on Sunday, May 6. (Gazette file photo)
The Langford, View Royal and Colwood fire departments are seeking funding to implement a mass emergency notification system that would allow local authorities to send out information via text message, phone call or email to local residents about disasters or other emergencies. (Black Press file photo)

West Shore municipalities eye mass notification system

System would send out info via text, email or phone call in an emergency

The Langford, View Royal and Colwood fire departments are seeking funding to implement a mass emergency notification system that would allow local authorities to send out information via text message, phone call or email to local residents about disasters or other emergencies. (Black Press file photo)
UPDATED: Four displaced after Monday afternoon fire in View Royal

UPDATED: Four displaced after Monday afternoon fire in View Royal

Fire started in the basement suite of a home on Gair Road

UPDATED: Four displaced after Monday afternoon fire in View Royal
House fire on Songhees Nation displaces four residents

House fire on Songhees Nation displaces four residents

No injuries and the fire was contained to one unit in the fourplex

House fire on Songhees Nation displaces four residents
View Royal sets the bar high for emergency preparedness

View Royal sets the bar high for emergency preparedness

Other municipalities in the Greater Victoria look to View Royal for emergency procedures

View Royal sets the bar high for emergency preparedness
Island Highway clear after earlier crash near Six Mile Pub

Island Highway clear after earlier crash near Six Mile Pub

Emergency crews responded to a multi-vehicle crash in View Royal

Island Highway clear after earlier crash near Six Mile Pub
Pedestrian in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck in View Royal

Pedestrian in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck in View Royal

Incident closed Island Highway for several hours Wednesday night

Pedestrian in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck in View Royal
Quick thinking staff help limit spread of laundromat fire in View Royal

Quick thinking staff help limit spread of laundromat fire in View Royal

Firefighters from three departments respond to Six Mile Road Shell station

Quick thinking staff help limit spread of laundromat fire in View Royal
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)
Crews respond to commercial kitchen fire in View Royal

Crews respond to commercial kitchen fire in View Royal

Box ignites on stove top when inadvertently turned on

Crews respond to commercial kitchen fire in View Royal
A car struck a pole and came to a stop in a ditch off the Burnside Road off ramp of the Trans-Canada Highway Tuesday morning. (Photo courtesy of View Royal Fire Rescue)
A car struck a pole and came to a stop in a ditch off the Burnside Road off ramp of the Trans-Canada Highway Tuesday morning. (Photo courtesy of View Royal Fire Rescue)
Crews respond to homeless camp fire in View Royal

Crews respond to homeless camp fire in View Royal

View Royal, Saanich and Colwood responding to two separate incidents on the Trans-Canada Highway

  • Oct 19, 2017
Crews respond to homeless camp fire in View Royal
Oak Bay firefighter Riley Ireland preparing to drop and cover for the Great ShakeOut. (Morgan Cross/Black Press)

The Great Shakeout is coming to the West Shore

Get ready for Thursday’s drill and a major earthquake

Oak Bay firefighter Riley Ireland preparing to drop and cover for the Great ShakeOut. (Morgan Cross/Black Press)
An early morning structure fire in View Royal could have been worse if a quick thinking neighbour hadn’t spotted the blaze and doused it with a garden hose. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

UPDATED: Four asleep when early morning fire broke out in View Royal

Quick thinking neighbour managed to limit the spread of the blaze

  • Sep 28, 2017
An early morning structure fire in View Royal could have been worse if a quick thinking neighbour hadn’t spotted the blaze and doused it with a garden hose. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
View Royal Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Rob Marshall, left, is joined by fellow firefighters Conor Ridout, Reed MacPhail and Capt. Kiel Ferguson for a photo in front of the Tolko mill in Williams Lake. (Photo contributed)                                View Royal Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Rob Marshall, left, is joined by fellow firefighters Conor Ridout, Reed MacPhail and Capt. Kiel Ferguson for a photo in front of the Tolko mill in Williams Lake. (Photo contributed)
View Royal Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Rob Marshall, left, is joined by fellow firefighters Conor Ridout, Reed MacPhail and Capt. Kiel Ferguson for a photo in front of the Tolko mill in Williams Lake. (Photo contributed)                                View Royal Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Rob Marshall, left, is joined by fellow firefighters Conor Ridout, Reed MacPhail and Capt. Kiel Ferguson for a photo in front of the Tolko mill in Williams Lake. (Photo contributed)
A silver SUV caught fire in a northbound lane on the Trans-Canada Highway during the Thursday morning commute. (News Gazette staff)

UPDATED: TCH vehicle fire caused by mechanical failure

An SUV on fire halted northbound highway traffic and slowed southbound commuters Thursday morning

A silver SUV caught fire in a northbound lane on the Trans-Canada Highway during the Thursday morning commute. (News Gazette staff)
Couple loses home when RV catches fire in View Royal

Couple loses home when RV catches fire in View Royal

Early afternoon fire off Island Highway near Six Mile Road

Couple loses home when RV catches fire in View Royal
View Royal Fire Rescue, with the assistance of Colwood Fire Rescue, was called to Admirals Road at around 9:45 a.m. Thursday after a contractor struck a gas line. (Photo courtesy View Royal Fire Rescue)

West Shore crews respond to major gas leak

Contractor strikes gas main on Admirals Road

View Royal Fire Rescue, with the assistance of Colwood Fire Rescue, was called to Admirals Road at around 9:45 a.m. Thursday after a contractor struck a gas line. (Photo courtesy View Royal Fire Rescue)