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Sooke, B.C., businesses gutted in shopping centre fire

August 1, 2013

Early reports from social media suggest arson may be cause of Victoria-area fire globeandmail – British Columbia

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Sooke mall fire destroys 4 businesses

July 31, 2013
Sooke mall fire destroys 4 businesses

Firefighters in the southern Vancouver Island community of Sooke have contained a suspicious fire that has destroyed four businesses in the town’s largest mall. CBC | British Columbia News

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Fire crews battle “aggressive” wildfire

July 29, 2013
Fire crews battle “aggressive” wildfire

Fire crews are battling an aggressive wildfire near a Penticton observatory. Officials estimate the blaze is about 50 hectares in size, burning 5 kilometers west of Okanagan Falls. Fire officials say the flames are fast moving, and are burning grass and open timber in the area and gusting winds continue to fan the fire. While [...]

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Fire crews battle “aggressive” wildfire

July 29, 2013
Fire crews battle “aggressive” wildfire

Fire crews are battling an aggressive wildfire near a Penticton observatory. Officials estimate the blaze is about 50 hectares in size, burning 5 kilometers west of Okanagan Falls. Fire officials say the flames are fast moving, and are burning grass and open timber in the area and gusting winds continue to fan the fire. While [...]

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Extreme fire danger rating expanding across B.C.

July 27, 2013
Extreme fire danger rating expanding across B.C.

With Vancouver on track to have its driest July on record, officials are warning that the fire risk is high and extreme for many parts of southern B.C., adding that there could also be overnight wind gusts on southern lakes. CBC | British Columbia News

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