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#2241 pontcanna

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 02:57 PM

One dead, four taken to hospital following fire on Vancouver Island reserve

June 10, 2021

One person has died and another four people have been taken to hospital following a Thursday morning fire on a Vancouver Island reserve.

The fire occurred at a residence on the territory belonging to the Malahat Nation, near Mill Bay.

 

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#2242 pontcanna

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Posted 11 June 2021 - 06:13 PM

Malahat Nation mourns woman who died in house fire

JUNE 11, 2021

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An 18-year-old woman died in a fire that destroyed a Malahat Nation home on Thursday, June 10, 2021

The Malahat Nation community is in mourning after Thursday’s house fire in which an 18-year-old woman died.

The blaze happened at the home of the victim’s grandparents, Tom and Audrey Harry, said Malahat Nation housing manager Pamela Mitchell. “They’re elders in our community, very respected elders who work within the community.”

The victim’s name was not disclosed.
 
 


#2243 Mike K.

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Posted 17 June 2021 - 04:11 PM

The Whiskey Creek co-op along Highway 4 was destroyed by fire this afternoon. A vehicle ignited at the gas bar, and the fire spread to the structure.

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Posted 19 June 2021 - 04:17 AM

Whiskey Creek gas station fire a reminder of gasoline hazards

19 Jun 2021

A fire at a Whiskey Creek gas station is a reminder to drivers of the inherent dangers of handling a flammable substance.

More than 50 firefighters from nine fire departments battled the fire at the Co-op gas station on Thursday.

The blaze, reported to the Coombs-Hilliers Fire Department at 3:45 p.m., shut down Highway 4 in both directions for most of the afternoon. Crews were on site until about 10:20 p.m. attending to hot spots in the structure.

When firefighters arrived, the fire had spread to an overhead canopy and the front of a two-storey building housing a convenience store.

Lt. Theresa Benoit of the Coombs-Hilliers Fire Department said quick-thinking staff members activated the emergency shut-off for the fuel pumps. “They safely evacuated all staff and public, resulting in no injuries.”

 

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#2245 Mike K.

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Posted 19 June 2021 - 05:49 AM

That’s a lot of firefighters to battle a gas station fire.

The volume of people and trucks sounds like it itself would be a hazard and logistical problem for the commander on site. Maybe 9 different fire halls responded, or were stationed in the area in case the fire spread?

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#2246 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 June 2021 - 06:03 AM

maybe it was a confluence of volunteer firefighters from that many areas. but maybe equipment did not arrive from all.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 19 June 2021 - 06:04 AM.


#2247 Mike K.

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Posted 19 June 2021 - 06:07 AM

Maybe. But 50 battling implies they were all doing something under one commander’s leadership. Normally the reporting speaks to standby units or mutual assistance responded for support, but battling? That’s a lot of manpower.

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#2248 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 June 2021 - 06:09 AM

maybe some were just directing traffic.

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 03:06 PM

drone footage from whiskey creek fire.

https://www.victoria...r-island-video/

#2250 Barrrister

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 04:44 PM

Serious question. I have been awoken around six AM on a number of days in a row because of sirens downtown. Why at this hour?



#2251 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 04:46 PM

Serious question. I have been awoken around six AM on a number of days in a row because of sirens downtown. Why at this hour?


What did you set your preferences for sirens at?  The default is 6am. But you can customize it on the city dashboard.

 

It's set at 6am so they do not have to pay the night premium for workers that set them off.

Not a serious answer.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 22 June 2021 - 05:08 PM.


#2252 A Girl is No one

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 05:28 PM

Serious question. I have been awoken around six AM on a number of days in a row because of sirens downtown. Why at this hour?

Lots if them this morning, I heard them too.

#2253 Barrrister

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 06:20 PM

Girl: Any idea why around that time in particular? Are old people discovered dead around then?


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#2254 A Girl is No one

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 07:22 PM

No idea…was wondering too…
And cheque day is tomorrow …
Maybe the « heat »?

Edited by A Girl is No one, 22 June 2021 - 07:23 PM.


#2255 Rob Randall

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Posted 17 July 2021 - 03:20 PM

Fire at a development under construction at Bear Mountain:

 

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#2256 LJ

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Posted 17 July 2021 - 06:36 PM

We drove down Bear Mountain Parkway and saw two kids jump the fence behind these townhouses before the fire started.

 

Hope they had nothing to do with it.


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#2257 todd

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Posted 26 July 2021 - 01:51 PM

“Last night OBPD attended an accident where an impaired driver drove into a parked ambulance with it's lights on. 22 yr old driver blew 4x legal limit. Luckily no one injured as the ambulance was not occupied”: https://mobile.twitt...ypolice?lang=en

#2258 todd

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 04:10 PM

https://www.cheknews...oak-bay-854810/ Looks like straight into the side that is rather pathetic if I do say so. Like a bug going into a light.

Edited by todd, 27 July 2021 - 04:15 PM.


#2259 Sparky

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Posted 09 August 2021 - 07:12 PM

I am picking up chatter the the old Tally Ho is on fire.

#2260 Nparker

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Posted 09 August 2021 - 07:36 PM

I am picking up chatter the the old Tally Ho is on fire.

That aught to save some time in the demolition process.



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