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

Veteran firefighter calls Langley ‘incredibility resilient’ after April condo fire

Cause of the April 19 blaze is not yet known as investigation continues

 

Langley Township firefighters put away the boards they had brought to help, if necessary, a horse stuck in a ravine on Friday, July 2 in South Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Horse rescued from South Langley ravine

Township firefighters were ready to help the horse on Friday morning

 

Surrey Fire Service battled a dock fire along the Fraser River late Friday night (June 18). It was on Musqueam Drive, near Industrial Road, around 10:45 p.m. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

VIDEO: Fire engulfs pier on Surrey side of the Fraser River

Dock has reportedly been unused for a long time

 

Campers learn auto extrication at past year’s Camp Ignite. Photo supplied by Camp Ignite

‘Camp Ignite’ helps young B.C. women pursue firefighting careers

This year’s camp will be on Aug. 14 and Aug. 15 in Vancouver

Campers learn auto extrication at past year’s Camp Ignite. Photo supplied by Camp Ignite
A row of half-melted portable toilets sit in front of the debris at the site of the April 19 fire. Cleanup could start as soon as Monday, May 10. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley condo fire cleanup may start as soon as Monday

May 10 could see the first cleanup efforts on the Willoughby site covered in burned debris

A row of half-melted portable toilets sit in front of the debris at the site of the April 19 fire. Cleanup could start as soon as Monday, May 10. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Township firefighters responded to a report of a barn fire in the 2200-block of 236th Street around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, 2021. The structure was vacant. The cause of fire is under investigation. (Andy Hewitson/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Three crews called to Langley barn fire on Sunday night

Cause of the fire is under investigation

Township firefighters responded to a report of a barn fire in the 2200-block of 236th Street around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, 2021. The structure was vacant. The cause of fire is under investigation. (Andy Hewitson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fire crews continued to dowse a condo unit Tuesday morning after a massive overnight fire Monday, April 19, 2021. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Langley resident says Township firefighters woefully underfunded

Alexander Square condo fire showed one letter writer that local government was unprepared

  • Apr 25, 2021
Fire crews continued to dowse a condo unit Tuesday morning after a massive overnight fire Monday, April 19, 2021. (Matthew Claxton/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)
Crews were called to a house fire in Langley at 30th Avenue and 240th Street on Friday, April 2, 2021. It was reported around 3 a.m by a local firefighter who was driving to the scene of a motor vehicle crash. (Andy Hewitson/Special to Langley Advance Times)

‘Windows from the house were blown clear’: Langley firefighter

Investigators have yet to confirm cause of April 2 fire in rural area

Crews were called to a house fire in Langley at 30th Avenue and 240th Street on Friday, April 2, 2021. It was reported around 3 a.m by a local firefighter who was driving to the scene of a motor vehicle crash. (Andy Hewitson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A vehicle that was driven through the wall of a parkade at Uptown Shopping Centre and into the nearby Walmart on April 9 was removed through another hole in the wall later that night. (Photo via Saanich Police Department and Ayush Kakkar)

Vehicle launched into B.C. Walmart removed following rescue of trapped workers

Crews cut new hole in parkade wall to remove vehicle safely

A vehicle that was driven through the wall of a parkade at Uptown Shopping Centre and into the nearby Walmart on April 9 was removed through another hole in the wall later that night. (Photo via Saanich Police Department and Ayush Kakkar)
Crews were called to a house fire in Langley at 30th Avenue and 240th Street on Friday, April 2, 2021. It was reported around 3 a.m by a local firefighter who was driving to the scene of a motor vehicle crash. (Andy Hewitson/Special to Langley Advance Times)

House fire reported by Langley firefighter driving to crash scene

Blaze was reported around 3 a.m. on Friday

Crews were called to a house fire in Langley at 30th Avenue and 240th Street on Friday, April 2, 2021. It was reported around 3 a.m by a local firefighter who was driving to the scene of a motor vehicle crash. (Andy Hewitson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Maple Ridge firefighters were called to a house fire in the 11900 block of Stephens Street on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 around 9 p.m., where they discovered a woman and her dog deceased in the home. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge firefighters were called to a house fire in the 11900 block of Stephens Street on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 around 9 p.m., where they discovered a woman and her dog deceased in the home. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to The News)
Firefighters were dispatched to a Willoughby home at 86th Avenue and 205B Street just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (Andy Hewitson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Firefighters were dispatched to a Willoughby home at 86th Avenue and 205B Street just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (Andy Hewitson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bean, a small dog, got her head stuck in the reclining mechanism of a couch on Wednesday night. (Facebook/Kamloops Fire Rescue)

Kamloops fire crews free Bean the pup trapped in reclining chair

‘We don’t rescue cats out of trees anymore… but we do occasionally rescue dogs out of reclining couches!’

Bean, a small dog, got her head stuck in the reclining mechanism of a couch on Wednesday night. (Facebook/Kamloops Fire Rescue)
Pharmacy Technician Katrina Bonwick draws a does of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine ready for use at the Wheatfield surgery in Luton, England, Thursday, March 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Langley frontline workers express ‘relief’ and gratitude to know vaccinations imminent

Province announced Thursday vaccine program will be accelerated

Pharmacy Technician Katrina Bonwick draws a does of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine ready for use at the Wheatfield surgery in Luton, England, Thursday, March 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Prince Rupert firefighters underwent week-long intensive emergency medical responder training in late Januray to upgrade their skills to the equivalent of paramedic level one. (K-J Millar/The Northern View photo)

Dispatch firefighters to more medical calls, urge Metro Vancouver mayors

Mayors asking B.C. to expand firefighters’ roll to take pressure off understaffed ambulance service

Prince Rupert firefighters underwent week-long intensive emergency medical responder training in late Januray to upgrade their skills to the equivalent of paramedic level one. (K-J Millar/The Northern View photo)
Township firefighters rescued a dog trapped on a lake in the area of 228 Street and 24 Avenue on Wednesday, Feb. 17 around 10 a.m. (Andy Hewitson/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Dog rescued after falling through ice on Langley lake

Firefighters remind public to be cautious around frozen waterways

Township firefighters rescued a dog trapped on a lake in the area of 228 Street and 24 Avenue on Wednesday, Feb. 17 around 10 a.m. (Andy Hewitson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The draw is May 3 in the Langley Township Firefighters’ Charitable Society fundraiser. (Aldergrove Star files)

Township of Langley Firefighters Charitable Society holds 50/50 for snack program

Money raised goes to purchasing snacks for at-risk children in 18 schools within Langley

The draw is May 3 in the Langley Township Firefighters’ Charitable Society fundraiser. (Aldergrove Star files)
Township firefighters helped evacuate a Brookswood mall Friday afternoon after reports of the smell of fire. (Anngela Bayer/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Township firefighters helped evacuate a Brookswood mall Friday afternoon after reports of the smell of fire. (Anngela Bayer/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Surrey Fire Service responded to a fire in the industrial area of 192nd street and 54th Avenue early Saturday morning (Jan. 23, 2021). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Surrey crews respond to fire in industrial area

Fire happened early Saturday morning

Surrey Fire Service responded to a fire in the industrial area of 192nd street and 54th Avenue early Saturday morning (Jan. 23, 2021). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)