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Written by CTV News
Aug. 17, 2018, Waterloo, Ont. - Waterloo firefighters responded to reports of a fire at a furniture factory on Thursday afternoon. Fire officials say the blaze started in a large dumpster full of paper and wood waste. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Written by Global News
AUg. 17, 2018, Vernon, B.C. - When emergency strikes, fire dispatchers take the information and send out the crews. Currently, in Vernon, B.C., that work is done within sight of the fire trucks at Vernon’s main fire hall, but soon the city’s dispatch will be moving 50 kilometres south to Kelowna. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Vernon Morning Star
Aug. 17, 2018, Kelowna, B.C. - Two West Kelowna homeowners are facing devastation after their homes were gutted by a fire on Thursday afternoon. The Vernon Morning Star reports. | READ MORE
Written by CTV News
Aug. 17, 2018, Calgary - A haze blanketed Calgary on Thursday as smoke from more than 500 forest fires burning in British Columbia drifted east, reaching as far as Winnipeg. In parts of Alberta, the air quality index hit 10, the worst possible rating. In Manitoba, the index is only expected to hit a 3 by the end of the week, but Winnipeg residents expecting a hot summer day on Thursday were greeted with cooler temperatures. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Calgary Herald
Aug. 16, 2018 - Calgary fire crews treated a record number of people who overdosed on opioids last month. The fire department logged 144 opioid overdose calls in July, the most it says it has ever seen in one month. The Calgary Herald reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Aug. 16, 2018, Vancouver - The British Columbia government has declared a provincewide state of emergency in response to the ongoing wildfire situation. Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth made the declaration on Wednesday morning. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Aug. 15, 2018, Kamloops, B.C. - Firefighters from around the world are battling wildfires across B.C., with more help on the way from the Canadian Forces. But there are concerns the province's requests for help took too long. Bill Miller, the regional district board chair for the B.C. Interior's Bulkley-Nechako region where dozens of fires are burning, said firefighting efforts in the area have been hampered by a lack of resources. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Edmonton Journal
Aug. 15, 2018, Edmonton - A garage fire in northeast Edmonton Monday night is being considered suspicious, said Edmonton Fire Rescue. The Edmonton Journal reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Aug. 15, 2018, Winnipeg - Winnipeg firefighters used an aerial drone Tuesday night to help battle a fire in the city's North End. A spokesperson for the city said the drone was deployed to survey the blaze, to help ensure the safety of firefighters. No injuries were reported in the fire. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Aug. 14, 2018, Sudbury, Ont. - The forest fire situation across northeastern Ontario continues to improve, with some residents being allowed to return home and assess the damage to their properties. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says that as of Sunday, there were 41 active fires in the region, five were not yet under control and no new fires had been reported. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Ottawa Citizen
Aug. 14, 2018, Ottawa - Ottawa firefighters rushed to extinguish a two-alarm fire in an east-side townhouse Monday night after multiple 911 callers reported smoke and flames coming from the building. The Ottawa Citizen reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Aug. 14, 2018, Edmonton - A fire at a downtown Edmonton office building has displaced hundreds of Alberta government employees and crippled critical online industrial applications handled by government computer servers. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Salmon Arm Observer
Aug. 13, 2018, Shuswap, B.C. - Police are investigating a fire that destroyed a bank in the Shuswap early Sunday. Fire Chief Brian Lauzon, chief of the Chase Fire Department, reports that firefighters were called at 4:10 a.m. Aug. 12, and found the ATM vestibule at the front of the RBC Royal Bank in Chase fully engulfed in flames. The Salmon Arm Observer reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Times Colonist
Aug. 13, 2018, Campbell River, B.C. - Lightning sparked at least a dozen new fires north of Campbell River on Saturday. The blazes could be growing, or they could be just one tree, fire information officer Donna MacPherson told CHEK News. “A good advantage of the storm that went through [Friday] night where there was the heaviest lightning was it was also raining; that will help some.” The Times Colonist reports. | READ MORE
Written by Global News
Aug. 13, 2018, Regina - An investigation is underway to find out what caused a fire that engulfed a 32-unit apartment complex in Regina’s Normanview neighbourhood on Saturday evening. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CTV News
Aug. 13, 2018, Kitchener, Ont. - The Kitchener Fire Department responded to reports of a fire on the 11th floor of a high-rise on Sunday morning. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Written by Burnaby Now
Aug. 10, 2018, Burnaby, B.C. - Residents of a Metrotown apartment highrise were for forced out onto the street Wednesday by a fire in a fifth-floor suite. Burnaby Now reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Aug. 10, 2018, Fond-du-lac, Sask. - For the second time in three years, the Fond-du-Lac fire department has lost one of its members to suicide. On Saturday, Frank Jr. McDonald, 22, took his own life, leaving behind several family members including his parents, siblings and a young daughter. He was a part of Fond-du-Lac's 14-member volunteer firefighting crew, which is scheduled to compete in a national competition on Saturday — a week after McDonald's death. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Canadian Press
Aug. 10, 2018, Abbotsford, B.C. -  One man is dead following what police say was a residential explosion and fire in Abbotsford, B.C. on Thursday afternoon.
Written by CBC News
Aug. 10, 2018, Vancouver - West Vancouver firefighters say they're making progress on a wildfire burning near the Sea to Sky Highway. Helicopters arrived Thursday morning to dump water onto the fire, which was first spotted Wednesday evening. The blaze could be seen casting an orange glow over Horseshoe Bay overnight. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
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