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Vancouver resident Angélica Vargas, 41, suffered third-degree burns to half her body after a candle lit a dress she was wearing on fire at a dinner party in November 2019. (Submitted)

‘I’m still alive’: B.C. burn survivor shares road to recovery after candle accident

For more than a year after her accident, Vancouver resident Angélica Vargas couldn’t look in the mirror. Now, she’s learning to accept her scars.

 

Volunteers, a conservation officer and an RCMP officer visit the burnt homeless camp on April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Volunteers left to cleanup aftermath of fire at Chilliwack homeless camp

‘The whole area is a disaster,’ says volunteer of 1,600 square foot area of burnt trash

 

Insulation and large pieces of paint were found on the property of a Black Press Media employee at 210th Street and 72nd Avenue, carried from the massive condo fire at 208th Street and 80th Avenue overnight April 19, 2021. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Langley condo fire spews insulation and other debris over wide area

Chunks of charred building materials found blocks away from site of Monday fire

 

Township of Langley Fire Department was called to a property in the area of 230th Street and 70A Avenue on Wednesday around 1 p.m.. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

Langley homeowner’s weed torching sparks fire in their neighbourhood

Firefighters extinguished the blaze, preventing further spread

Township of Langley Fire Department was called to a property in the area of 230th Street and 70A Avenue on Wednesday around 1 p.m.. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
Firefighters carry equipment from the scene of Monday’s Willoughby fire. The April 19, 2021 blaze turned the Alexander Square development at the corner of 208th Street and 80th Avenue to rubble. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Willoughby Fire: The aftermath of the inferno in Langley

The scene remains active as investigators work to determine a cause

Firefighters carry equipment from the scene of Monday’s Willoughby fire. The April 19, 2021 blaze turned the Alexander Square development at the corner of 208th Street and 80th Avenue to rubble. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Firefighters walk past the rubble at the site of a construction site fire Tuesday, April 20 at 80th Avenue and 208th Street. (Rob Wilton/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Developer promises burned Langley condos will be rebuilt

The project was slated to be completed next year

Firefighters walk past the rubble at the site of a construction site fire Tuesday, April 20 at 80th Avenue and 208th Street. (Rob Wilton/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Evacuee Paul Breda spoke with an Emergency Services volunteer at Willoughby Hall on Tuesday, April 20. Hundreds of people were waiting to see when they could return home after a massive fire near their residences. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Evacuees describe seeing ‘Armageddon’ as embers rained down on Langley homes

Langley Emergency Services is connecting with the evacuees at Willoughby Hall

Evacuee Paul Breda spoke with an Emergency Services volunteer at Willoughby Hall on Tuesday, April 20. Hundreds of people were waiting to see when they could return home after a massive fire near their residences. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A classic Porsche Speedster replica caught fire on a Langley road around 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021. (Darren Carlson/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Porsche replica car catches fire on Langley road

Township firefighters responded to the incident on Saturday evening

A classic Porsche Speedster replica caught fire on a Langley road around 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021. (Darren Carlson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Police blocked off 40th Avenue on Jan. 10, 2015 while firefighters battled a meth lab blaze. The fire has led to a lawsuit against Langley Township. (Langley Advance Times files)

Bill for meth lab fire leads to lawsuit against Langley Township

Local farmers say they shouldn’t have to pay costs of putting out fire in rental house

Police blocked off 40th Avenue on Jan. 10, 2015 while firefighters battled a meth lab blaze. The fire has led to a lawsuit against Langley Township. (Langley Advance Times files)
Firefighters entered a property on 208th Street to fight a fire on Tuesday, April 13. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Firefighters entered a property on 208th Street to fight a fire on Tuesday, April 13. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Workers at the CKF Inc. plant were cleaning up Wednesday morning (April 7) in the wake of a fire. One person was sent to hospital with possible smoke inhalation. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Workers at the CKF Inc. plant were cleaning up Wednesday morning (April 7) in the wake of a fire. One person was sent to hospital with possible smoke inhalation. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A body was found after a fire in a basement suite in Surrey at 96 Avenue and 117B Street on Monday, April 5. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
A body was found after a fire in a basement suite in Surrey at 96 Avenue and 117B Street on Monday, April 5. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Fire crews lugged extinguishers into the deep brush at the west side of the Langley airport to fight a small fire on Sunday, April 4 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Fire crews lugged extinguishers into the deep brush at the west side of the Langley airport to fight a small fire on Sunday, April 4 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
An early morning fire forced the evacuation of a Maple Ridge apartment building on Saturday, April 3. The blaze appeared to have started in a second-floor unit of Devonshire Court in the 22100 block of Dewdney Trunk Road. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

VIDEO: Fire forces evacuation of Maple Ridge apartment building

Firefighters from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows battle blaze at Devonshire Court

  • Apr 3, 2021
An early morning fire forced the evacuation of a Maple Ridge apartment building on Saturday, April 3. The blaze appeared to have started in a second-floor unit of Devonshire Court in the 22100 block of Dewdney Trunk Road. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)
Completed by the municipality was the demolition of the pier, including the installation of a new play area and pedestrian walkways. (Twitter/Jeremy Perry)

New Westminster pier park reopens 6 months after enormous fire

The new play area located below the Sixth Street pedestrian overpass is open

Completed by the municipality was the demolition of the pier, including the installation of a new play area and pedestrian walkways. (Twitter/Jeremy Perry)
The North Vancouver City Fire Department fights a fire at the Duke of Connaught Lodge No. 64 (North Vancouver Masonic Centre) at 1142 Lonsdale Ave on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (North Vancouver RCMP)
The North Vancouver City Fire Department fights a fire at the Duke of Connaught Lodge No. 64 (North Vancouver Masonic Centre) at 1142 Lonsdale Ave on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (North Vancouver RCMP)
Township of Langley firefighters responded to a barn fire at 23326 50th Ave. around 3:54 a.m. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (Langley Advance Times file)

40 firefighters called to battle Langley barn blaze early Wednesday

One crew member sustained minor injuries and crews had to shuttle water to the rural site

Township of Langley firefighters responded to a barn fire at 23326 50th Ave. around 3:54 a.m. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (Langley Advance Times file)
The Kimber family of Boston Bar lost their home in a fire. Blaine Kimber’s daughter created a fundraiser to help rebuild the home with the goal of $100,000. (Screenshot/GoFundMe)

Fundraiser created for Boston Bar family that lost everything in weekend fire

Witnesses say the Kimber family escaped the fire without injury, but their home is a total loss

The Kimber family of Boston Bar lost their home in a fire. Blaine Kimber’s daughter created a fundraiser to help rebuild the home with the goal of $100,000. (Screenshot/GoFundMe)
Township firefighters were called to battle a heavy blaze at a pallet factory in Glen Valley at 256 Street and 88 Avenue just after 11 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Andy Hewitson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Township firefighters were called to battle a heavy blaze at a pallet factory in Glen Valley at 256 Street and 88 Avenue just after 11 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Andy Hewitson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Firefighters were called to 2135 240th St. at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, to find smoke showing from a chicken barn. (Google)
Firefighters were called to 2135 240th St. at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, to find smoke showing from a chicken barn. (Google)