November 16th structure fire

gabriola-nov2015-fire1Yesterday morning Gabriola firefighters were woken at 5:36 am by a page that said structure fire. We responded and found a fully involved building – the fire was so dangerous that firefighters could not enter. We did what we could, but were not able to save the house. Once the fire was out, we were sad to find that a person had perished in the fire.

The photos here show what we saw soon after we arrived on scene.

We know you will share our sorrow at the loss of life in this fire. Perhaps this would be a good time to take a look at your own home to make sure that you are as safe as can be, and that you’ve done what you can to make sure that a house fire will not be in your future.


  1. Jane Krul says:

    Thank you for all that you do for our community. You see and do things in the line of work that I’m glad I have never had to experience and I am so grateful that you are here. Sending love and appreciation your way. Gabriola wouldn’t be the same without you.

  2. FireWeb says:

    Thank you, Jane. Comments like yours mean a lot to us, and we are so grateful for community support. :-)