How a mysterious N.B. cab driver saved a man from a burning car – New Brunswick

Heather Purcell believes fate played a role in her witnessing a local act of heroism over the weekend when a Saint John, NB, taxi driver pulled a man from a burning car. On Saturday, shortly after dropping her husband off at work, Purcell came to a stop sign when she saw a car engulfed in … Read more

District of Kent issues evacuation alert as crews battle dual fires near Agassiz – BC

The District of Kent in BC’s eastern Fraser Valley declared a state of local emergency Thursday evening, and has warned residents to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice. Residents were also warned to stay away from the area of ​​Limbert Road and Cameron Road due to the Limbert Mountain wildfire. The District has … Read more

Gaza Strip fire kills at least 21, injures several others: officials – National

At least 21 people were killed and several others injured when a fire broke out in a building where residents attended a party in the Gaza Strip, health and civil emergency officials said on Thursday. Footage circulated on social media and witnesses said the whole residential building caught fire in the Jabalia refugee camp in … Read more

2 workers killed in blast at oil and gas site in northern Alberta

RCMP say two workers have died in an explosion at an oil and gas site in northern Alberta. Officers and emergency crews were called at 2:12 pm on Saturday to the site near Slave Lake, about 250 kilometers north of Edmonton. Read more: Recent Suncor fatalities ‘devastating’ for survivors of other workplace tragedies The deaths … Read more

Major house explosion rocks Regina residents, damages windows and vehicles

Regina residents across the city were hit with a bang after a major house explosion occurred in the North Central neighborhood Sunday morning. At 10:50 am, Regina Fire was at the scene of a major house explosion involving a two-story fourplex at the corner of Retallack Street and 6th avenue. Read more: Fire destroys Radville … Read more

Calgary firefighters battling 2-alarm blaze in southeast condo complex – Calgary

Calgary firefighters are on the scene of a two-alarm fire in the southeast neighborhood of Midnapore. The Calgary Fire Department received multiple reports at around 12:30 pm Thursday, of smoke and flames visible from a balcony in a low-rise condo building. Because of the size of the building and the volume of smoke, the incident … Read more

Alberta wildfire season wraps up with continuing dry conditions, potential for flare-ups

Alberta’s wildfire season officially ended Monday, but the threat remains. The province says in spite of recent snowfall, dry conditions continue and so does the potential for fires to start. In 2022, a total of 1,254 wildfires burned about 153,124 hectares. This is compared with the five-year average of 1,110 wildfires burning more than 190,000 … Read more

One dead after fire at closed Kamloops, B.C. restaurant

A body has been found by Kamloops police after a fire was extinguished at a closed restaurant. Just after 7:30 am on Saturday, a Kamloops RCMP officer was on a routine patrol when he saw smoke and fire emanating from a vacant restaurant in the 100-block of Palm Street. Read more: Kelowna Fire Department douses … Read more

Fire rips through apartment building east of downtown Edmonton: ‘It just went fast’ – Edmonton

Residents of a four-storey apartment building east of downtown Edmonton were forced from their homes by fire late Monday afternoon. Edmonton Fire Rescue Services crews were called to 10368 92 St. in the Boyle Street neighborhood at 4:14 pm and arrived on scene three minutes later to find smoke and flames shooting from a unit … Read more

Wildfire burning near Big White as dry conditions cause concern – Okanagan

“Very, very dry” conditions near Big White are contributing to concerns surrounding the West Kettle River wildfire. It was sparked Friday and is burning around 12 km southwest of Big White, and 33 km southeast of Kelowna. “We can see the smoke and the fire department here is well and truly on it and they’re … Read more