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A fire at a 20th Street townhouse late Monday, July 18. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Arson arrest made in suspicious explosive Vernon fire

Glass and debris strewn across road, no one was home in any of the three units

A fire at a 20th Street townhouse late Monday, July 18. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Police, bystanders at scene of car fire in Newton after man was shot in the 8200-block of 128 Street. (Submitted photo)

Ripudaman Singh Malik, acquitted in 1985 Air India bombing, fatally shot in Surrey

Shooting happened in 8200-block of 128 Street Thursday morning

Police, bystanders at scene of car fire in Newton after man was shot in the 8200-block of 128 Street. (Submitted photo)
Hosts at Evely Campground lost everything in an early morning fire July 6. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: ‘Suspicious’ North Westside campsite fire investigated

GoFundMe set up after camp hosts lose belongings, trailer and pets

Hosts at Evely Campground lost everything in an early morning fire July 6. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
North Westside Fire Rescue crews extinguish an early morning blaze at the Evely Recreation Site Wednesday, July 6. Two park officers lost their trailer and vehicle, three pets and their belongings in the blaze. A GoFundMe campaign has started for the pair. (North Westside Fire Rescue photo)

Funds raised for North Westside park officers injured in fire

GoFundMe set up after pair lose belongings, trailer and pets

North Westside Fire Rescue crews extinguish an early morning blaze at the Evely Recreation Site Wednesday, July 6. Two park officers lost their trailer and vehicle, three pets and their belongings in the blaze. A GoFundMe campaign has started for the pair. (North Westside Fire Rescue photo)
Vancouver fire fighters battled flames engulfing a community church in the Downtown Eastside into the night Wednesday (July 6). (Screenshot via Fire Chief Karen Fry/Twitter)

Fire tears through community church in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Numerous people displaced from nearby SRO due to smoke, one firefighter sent to hospital

Vancouver fire fighters battled flames engulfing a community church in the Downtown Eastside into the night Wednesday (July 6). (Screenshot via Fire Chief Karen Fry/Twitter)
Vancouver firefighters responded to a fire at Value Village at 1820 East Hastings around 10 p.m. on Wednesday June 29. (Shane MacKichan photo)

VIDEO: Fire rips through East Vancouver Value Village

Around 10 p.m. Wednesday night, 50 firefighters responded to the blaze on East Hastings

Vancouver firefighters responded to a fire at Value Village at 1820 East Hastings around 10 p.m. on Wednesday June 29. (Shane MacKichan photo)
A man was found allegedly setting fire to a wooded area in West Kelowna. (Andrew Lee/Facebook)

Arsonist sentenced for throwing a Molotov cocktail during Okanagan fire season

Stephen Leader pled guilty for committing an act intended to cause an explosion

A man was found allegedly setting fire to a wooded area in West Kelowna. (Andrew Lee/Facebook)
Kevan Ramsey lost everything in a Father’s Day fire(gofundme/Please Help Rebuild Kevan’s Home)

Fundraiser for Lumby home lost in Father’s Day fire

Kevan Ramsey’s home was set on fire by a faulty wire and insurance may not reinburse him

Kevan Ramsey lost everything in a Father’s Day fire(gofundme/Please Help Rebuild Kevan’s Home)
A Penticton family has lost everything in a fire on Conklin Ave. June 22. A Gofundme has been set up. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

PHOTOS: Okanagan family loses everything in house fire

Neighbour starts Gofundme account to help them find housing

A Penticton family has lost everything in a fire on Conklin Ave. June 22. A Gofundme has been set up. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
(Brennan Phillips- Western News)

VIDEO: Explosions heard as fire rips through Penticton home

Crews responded to the blaze just before 4:30 on Wednesday, June 22

(Brennan Phillips- Western News)
An e-bike bursts into flames on Thursday night behind a building on the 100 block of Ellis Street in Penticton. (Addison Palmer, Facebook)

VIDEO: E-bike goes up in flames in Penticton

Fire crews responded to the incident at around 10:30 p.m. on June 16

An e-bike bursts into flames on Thursday night behind a building on the 100 block of Ellis Street in Penticton. (Addison Palmer, Facebook)
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service public information officer Matthew Trudeau displays what a series of exploded lithium-ion batteries look like. The service is concerned about a growing number of deaths caused by the exploding batteries. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

Vancouver sees 5-fold increase in fire deaths caused by exploding lithium-ion batteries

Fire department says tampering with, overcharging batteries is the issue

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service public information officer Matthew Trudeau displays what a series of exploded lithium-ion batteries look like. The service is concerned about a growing number of deaths caused by the exploding batteries. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
One person died and two people were injured from an explosion and fire at the Empress Hotel in Vancouver June 11. (Google Streetview)

One dead, two injured after explosion, fire in downtown Vancouver hotel: officials

Overcharged electric bike battery believed to be cause

One person died and two people were injured from an explosion and fire at the Empress Hotel in Vancouver June 11. (Google Streetview)
A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. piloting fire dashboard to help identify communities most at-risk of blazes

Online dashboard will launch in Coquitlam, Surrey, and Port Alberni in July

A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vernon Fire Rescue Service crews, with help from BX-Swan Lake, Coldstream, and Armstrong-Spallumcheen fire departments, work on a fire in the 7200 block of Longacre Drive Wednesday, June 8. The fire started in one home and spread to a neighbouring structure. The homes were lost and two motorhomes were severely damaged. All residents of the homes got out safely. (City of Vernon photo)

Major fire destroys two Vernon homes

Everyone is safe; Fire started before 1 a.m. in 7200 block of Longacre Drive

Vernon Fire Rescue Service crews, with help from BX-Swan Lake, Coldstream, and Armstrong-Spallumcheen fire departments, work on a fire in the 7200 block of Longacre Drive Wednesday, June 8. The fire started in one home and spread to a neighbouring structure. The homes were lost and two motorhomes were severely damaged. All residents of the homes got out safely. (City of Vernon photo)
Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

Pickup truck destroyed in suspicious Oliver fire

Crews responded just before 4 a.m. on Friday, June 3

Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

One person dead, 70 displaced after apartment fire in North Vancouver

Police say the victim’s identity is not being released because their family hasn’t yet been notified

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Anarchist Mountain Fire Department crews closed Highway 3 to put out a motorhome that caught fire on Sunday, May 29. (AMFD Facebook)

No injuries after fire consumes motorhome and car east of Osoyoos

The fire blocked the highway for several hours on Sunday

Anarchist Mountain Fire Department crews closed Highway 3 to put out a motorhome that caught fire on Sunday, May 29. (AMFD Facebook)
Kelowna fire crews contained a blaze at the Bristol Apartments in Rutland to one unit. (Photo/Jordy Cunningham)

Kelowna apartment fire sends one to hospital

It started in a unit on the second floor of the Bristol Apartments.

Kelowna fire crews contained a blaze at the Bristol Apartments in Rutland to one unit. (Photo/Jordy Cunningham)
Oliver firefighters doused a mobile home fire last Saturday. (Contributed)

One dead after fire destroys mobile home in Oliver

The identity of the person is currently unknown

Oliver firefighters doused a mobile home fire last Saturday. (Contributed)