Fatal Fire

A large-scale fire broke out in a structure at the corner of Abbott and Water streets in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood April 11. (Credit: Matt Piercy)

UPDATE: Second body found during demolition of burned Vancouver hotel

Investigators have not determined a cause of death or identified the individuals

 

The Phelps family announced the passing of Kyle Phelps and his partner Nikki Mueller who died in a fire Friday night, April 8 in an RV trailer on Adams Lake band land. (Facebook image)

Two dead in trailer fire on Adams Lake band land near Chase

The recreational vehicle was already engulfed in flames when emergency crews arrived

 

Demolition has begun on the apartment complex damaged in a fatal fire in October 2020. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Demolition begins on site of fatal South Okanagan apartment fire

The fire killed two and displaced over 50 people

 

Jasper Brian Braga has been identified as the man who died from a house fire in Osoyoos on Jan. 1. (GoFundMe)

Fatal South Okanagan fire deemed accidental

The cause of the fire was from spilled cooking oil, says fire department

Jasper Brian Braga has been identified as the man who died from a house fire in Osoyoos on Jan. 1. (GoFundMe)
Jasper Brian Braga has been identified as the man who died from a house fire in Osoyoos on Jan. 1.

GoFundMe set up for Osoyoos family whose son died in house fire

The page identifies the victim as Jasper Brian Braga, his father is still in intensive care

Jasper Brian Braga has been identified as the man who died from a house fire in Osoyoos on Jan. 1.
Osoyoos Fire Rescue’s fire hall. (Osoyoos Fire Rescue Facebook)

One dead and one in intensive care after fire in Osoyoos

A young man was rescued before dying of burn injuries at the hospital

Osoyoos Fire Rescue’s fire hall. (Osoyoos Fire Rescue Facebook)
A Tuesday Oct. 27, 2020 apartment fire in Penticton killed two and displaced dozens more. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Fatal Penticton apartment fire deemed accidental

The blaze gutted an apartment building on Tuesday morning, killing two people and displacing dozens

A Tuesday Oct. 27, 2020 apartment fire in Penticton killed two and displaced dozens more. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
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Penticton apartment fire claims two lives

An apartment on Elm Avenue went up in flames Tuesday morning

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(Brennan Phillips - Western News)

UPDATE: Flames doused for second time at fatal Penticton apartment fire

The Elm Ave. building first caught fire around 4 a.m., killing two people and displacing dozens

(Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Friends and family of Sonya Riome, 35, are confirming she died in the fire. (Contributed)
Friends and family of Sonya Riome, 35, are confirming she died in the fire. (Contributed)
The scene the morning following the fire. Image: Twila Amato, Black Press Media.

Body discovered following vehicle fire on Kelowna property

Firefighters discovered a body in a home on Anderson Road

The scene the morning following the fire. Image: Twila Amato, Black Press Media.
Maggie Smith on Feb. 2, 2020 in front of the building she lived in as a young girl from 1968 to 1971 at St. Mary’s Residential School in Mission. (Facebook)

Maggie and Tim: B.C. residential school survivor turns to faith, forgiveness in mourning son

A young man’s tragic death and his mother’s survival through hardship

Maggie Smith on Feb. 2, 2020 in front of the building she lived in as a young girl from 1968 to 1971 at St. Mary’s Residential School in Mission. (Facebook)
Flanked by her daughter Sarah and eldest son Jared, Maggie Smith holds a photograph of her son Tim Postma who died on the streets of Chilliwack on Jan. 22, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Maggie and Tim: A residential school survivor and her son who died on B.C. streets

Part one of a two-part series on a young man’s tragic death and his mother’s survival through hardship

Flanked by her daughter Sarah and eldest son Jared, Maggie Smith holds a photograph of her son Tim Postma who died on the streets of Chilliwack on Jan. 22, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)