Victoria Fire Department

To mark Fire Prevention Week, the Victoria Fire Department is offering tips to help households prepare for potential fires. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Fire won’t wait, plan your escape’: Fire Prevention Week marks 100th anniversary

Victoria Fire Department offers tips to help households prepare

 

VicPD are seeking witnesses who may have information on an early Saturday morning house fire which is considered suspicious. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police seek witnesses in suspicious fire investigation

A home on Sumas Street was seriously damaged Saturday (Sept. 3) morning

 

Victoria Fire Department on scene of a Sept. 1 house fire on Princess Avenue. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

UPDATE: No injuries in Victoria heritage house fire

Home shows significant damage after morning blaze

 

A technician doing maintenance on the pipe organ at St. John the Divine Church in Victoria was trapped for a short period of time Wednesday morning (July 27), a situation that prompted a response by Victoria firefighters and paramedics. (St. John the Divine/Facebook)

Victoria firefighters respond after technician trapped behind church organ

No serious injuries result from situation, Victoria Fire Department said

A technician doing maintenance on the pipe organ at St. John the Divine Church in Victoria was trapped for a short period of time Wednesday morning (July 27), a situation that prompted a response by Victoria firefighters and paramedics. (St. John the Divine/Facebook)
A fire at the Dallas Road beach in late June was extinguished by fire crews. (Courtesy of the Victoria Fire Department)

Victoria beach blaze prompts reminder that fires are not allowed

Beach fires put homes and habitats at risk, firefighters say

A fire at the Dallas Road beach in late June was extinguished by fire crews. (Courtesy of the Victoria Fire Department)
No one was injured in an early morning apartment fire Saturday (June 25) which Victoria Fire Department crews responded to just before 5 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

No injuries in Saturday morning Victoria apartment fire

Crews responded to a balcony fire just before 5 a.m.

No one was injured in an early morning apartment fire Saturday (June 25) which Victoria Fire Department crews responded to just before 5 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
A fire damaged or destroyed six vehicles parked in a carport at a James Bay apartment complex on June 16. (Courtesy VicPD)

Vehicles damaged in James Bay arson

No one injured after two fires set on Menzies Street in Victoria

A fire damaged or destroyed six vehicles parked in a carport at a James Bay apartment complex on June 16. (Courtesy VicPD)
The wind storm on May 18 caused a fire to quickly spread to surrounding vehicles. The Victoria Fire Department was able to put out the fire before it spread to neighbouring buildings. (VictoriaFire730/Instagram)

Several vehicles burn in Victoria fire spurred by high winds

Firefighters stopped Hillside Avenue blaze from spreading to neighbouring buildings

The wind storm on May 18 caused a fire to quickly spread to surrounding vehicles. The Victoria Fire Department was able to put out the fire before it spread to neighbouring buildings. (VictoriaFire730/Instagram)
Victoria fire crews battle a blaze at View Towers in Victoria on Friday, April 29. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

UPDATE: Man in critical condition after aerial ladder rescue in Victoria

Victoria firefighters pluck man from 10th-floor balcony Friday at View Towers

Victoria fire crews battle a blaze at View Towers in Victoria on Friday, April 29. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
A house on Caledonia Avenue in Victoria was damaged by a fire on April 20. A GoFundMe has been started for the home’s impacted family. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Fundraiser started for Ukrainian pastor’s family after house fire suspected of arson

Members of Victoria-based family injured escaping from early morning fire

A house on Caledonia Avenue in Victoria was damaged by a fire on April 20. A GoFundMe has been started for the home’s impacted family. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
A house on Caledonia Avenue in Victoria was damaged by a fire on April 20. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

UPDATE: Arson suspected as Ukrainian pastor’s Victoria home burns with family inside

Pastor, his wife and 3 children escaped burning home; cat brought back to life

A house on Caledonia Avenue in Victoria was damaged by a fire on April 20. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Victoria firefighters had a few residents going with an April Fool’s Day joke about the fire department securing a new helicopter. (VictoriaFire730/Instagram)

Victoria Fire Department’s April Fool’s joke gets a laugh on social media

Victoria’s First Aerial Beach Fire Unit nothing more than a good joke

Victoria firefighters had a few residents going with an April Fool’s Day joke about the fire department securing a new helicopter. (VictoriaFire730/Instagram)
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

Firefighters with the Victoria Fire Department respond to a kitchen fire in the 2000-block of Cook Street. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
On Jan. 18, 1937, a blaze broke out in the top floors of the original Customs House building, which housed government and post offices. The Victoria Fire Department marked the 85th anniversary with a social media post. (Instagram/victoriafire730)
On Jan. 18, 1937, a blaze broke out in the top floors of the original Customs House building, which housed government and post offices. The Victoria Fire Department marked the 85th anniversary with a social media post. (Instagram/victoriafire730)
Three floors of a Victoria apartment building go up in flames the morning of Jan. 11. (Courtesy Alex Robb)
Three floors of a Victoria apartment building go up in flames the morning of Jan. 11. (Courtesy Alex Robb)
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)