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During Fire Prevention Week, Township deputy fire chief Bruce Ferguson urges people to learn about the different sounds a smoke alarm makes so they know when it’s an emergency. (Bruce Ferguson/Special to The Star)

Fire Prevention Week teaching Langley residents the sounds of safety

With the spike in COVID cases, the Aldergrove fire hall has cancelled Fire Prevention Week events.

 

Langley City's fire safety officer, Capt. Brent Perry, is reminding people to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide monitors this fall. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley City firefighters launch ‘game show’ to teach tips for Fire Prevention Week

A YouTube video is aimed at helping understand the sounds of fire safety

Langley City's fire safety officer, Capt. Brent Perry, is reminding people to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide monitors this fall. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Willoughby condo fire at 208th Street and 80th Avenue on April 19, 2021. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Township moves ahead with fire prevention measures in wake of April condo blaze

More inspections and training are part of the package approved Monday

Willoughby condo fire at 208th Street and 80th Avenue on April 19, 2021. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Township of Langley Fire Department. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

Fort Langley bungalow scorched by fire

Firefighters saved the structure, but it suffered serious damage

Township of Langley Fire Department. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
An image of the new ER at Langley Memorial Hospital, which opened in May. (Langley Advance Times file)
An image of the new ER at Langley Memorial Hospital, which opened in May. (Langley Advance Times file)
A firefighter at the former Best Value Inn on Glover Road on Monday, Aug. 30. Although there was no fire, an alarm at the site led to one person being taken into custody by the Langley RCMP. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Fire alarm at Langley housing site leads to arrest

Crews found no fire but RCMP took one person into custody

A firefighter at the former Best Value Inn on Glover Road on Monday, Aug. 30. Although there was no fire, an alarm at the site led to one person being taken into custody by the Langley RCMP. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley City firefighters were on scene at an industrial area in Langley City early Monday morning, Aug. 30, 2021. There was a report of an explosion followed by black smoke billowing from the scrapyard located at 5771 Production Way. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

Crews called to scrapyard fire in Langley City after report of an explosion

Blaze reported at Production Way, near Fraser Highway and Langley Bypass

Langley City firefighters were on scene at an industrial area in Langley City early Monday morning, Aug. 30, 2021. There was a report of an explosion followed by black smoke billowing from the scrapyard located at 5771 Production Way. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
About 30 Township of Langley firefighters were called to battle a house fire on a mobile home property at<tcxspan tcxhref="tel:2339072" title="Call 23390 72 with 3CX Click to Call" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif, "Lucida Grande", Tahoma, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> 23390 72 </tcxspan>Ave. around 10 p.m. Wednesday night, Aug. 25. 2021. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)
About 30 Township of Langley firefighters were called to battle a house fire on a mobile home property at<tcxspan tcxhref="tel:2339072" title="Call 23390 72 with 3CX Click to Call" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif, "Lucida Grande", Tahoma, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> 23390 72 </tcxspan>Ave. around 10 p.m. Wednesday night, Aug. 25. 2021. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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Fire damages Glover Road house

Four Langley Township fire trucks respond to noon house report of residential structure fire

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A fire in the trees at Peardonville near Highway 1 in Abbotsford on Aug. 18, 2021. (Rylan MacDonell/ Facebook)

Fire being fought along Highway 1 in Abbotsford

Traffic backing up east and westbound as fire crews put out the blaze

A fire in the trees at Peardonville near Highway 1 in Abbotsford on Aug. 18, 2021. (Rylan MacDonell/ Facebook)
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 Fire ripped through a vacant house in the 2600 block 208th St in Langley Sunday morning. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Fire destroys vacant Langley house

Crew called to 2600 block of 208th St. early Sunday morning

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 Fire ripped through a vacant house in the 2600 block 208th St in Langley Sunday morning. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fire erupts at a construction site on 32 Avenue near 192 Street Thursday (July 29) morning. Initial indications are that work crews struck a gas main. (Shane MacKichan photo)

Fire erupts following gas-line rupture at South Surrey road construction site

Gas main near 32 Avenue hit by third party: FortisBC

Fire erupts at a construction site on 32 Avenue near 192 Street Thursday (July 29) morning. Initial indications are that work crews struck a gas main. (Shane MacKichan photo)
A view of the Trans Canada Highway from the 232nd Street Overpass looking west around 11:40 a.m. July 28, 2021. (Drive BC)

Highway 1 grass fire in Langley caused by illegal camping, says Township firefighter

The incident occurred eastbound, just east of 200th Street

A view of the Trans Canada Highway from the 232nd Street Overpass looking west around 11:40 a.m. July 28, 2021. (Drive BC)
Fire risk is ‘extreme’ in Langley after weeks of hot, dry weather. (NNSL file photo)

Langley City offers warning as fire hazard hits ‘extreme’ level

Tips are aimed at keeping people cool and avoiding fires

Fire risk is ‘extreme’ in Langley after weeks of hot, dry weather. (NNSL file photo)
This chicken barn in Rosedale in Chilliwack burned to the ground in under an hour on July 27, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: Chickens killed in large barn fire on Chilliwack property; 2nd blaze since 2020

Firefighters couldn’t save anything as barn burned to the ground in under an hour

This chicken barn in Rosedale in Chilliwack burned to the ground in under an hour on July 27, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A helicopter drops water on a fire at Gogo’s Christmas Tree Farm on Monday, July 26. (Photo courtesy Brian Irwin)

800 Christmas trees burn in fire at Nanaimo tree farm

Firefighting crews, including helicopters, battle fire all night

A helicopter drops water on a fire at Gogo’s Christmas Tree Farm on Monday, July 26. (Photo courtesy Brian Irwin)
Investigators hunt for evidence in aftermath of July 19 Whalley church fire. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey RCMP recover surveillance equipment from burned Coptic church

Fire chief says investigators have not been able to establish what caused the ‘definitely’ suspicious fire because of extensive damage to church

Investigators hunt for evidence in aftermath of July 19 Whalley church fire. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
A parking lot fire forced the evacuation of parts of the Willowbrook Shopping Centre on Wednesday, July 21. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

17 firefighters respond to fire at Willowbrook mall parking lot that left 2 injured

Investigators have not ruled out smoking material as a cause, says Langley City fire chief

A parking lot fire forced the evacuation of parts of the Willowbrook Shopping Centre on Wednesday, July 21. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)