Monday, April 16, 2018

Prince Rupert Fire/Rescue working house fire on Sloan

Prince Rupert Fire/Rescue, the RCMP and BC Ambulance all responded to
a house fire on the city's west side on Monday afternoon

Units from the Prince Rupert Fire Rescue Department, along with members of the Prince Rupert  RCMP and BC Ambulance are attending a house fire in the 1300 block of Sloan Avenue on the City's west side.

Smoke was reported billowing from the home in the mid afternoon period when the alarm was called with trucks from the city's downtown Fire Station responding quickly to the call.

While the Fire department took to its work, members of the RCMP secured the roads in each direction and the alley way between Sloan and Omenica to keep passersby and neighbours at a safe distance.

Fire Department personnel and members of the Prince Rupert RCMP detachment remained on the scene into the late afternoon and were expected to remain in place into the evening.

Road restrictions are in place around the scene, with traffic coming from the city re-routed down Omenica.

Traffic was also being turned back at Ritchie to the West and directed away from the scene where the both sides of Summit Avenue converge.

To this point  no official statements related to today's response have been issued by the Prince Rupert Fire Department or the Prince Rupert detachment of the RCMP.

Prince Rupert Fire fighters, RCMP members and BC Ambulance personnel responded to a
house fire in the 1300 block of Sloan Avenue on Monday afternoon

Update: April 16 -- Fire Crews had cleared the scene by 6PM, leaving a lone RCMP officer on hand to protect the scene, Sloan has also been returned to its regular traffic flow.

Update: April 17 -- The Prince Rupert detachment had the sad task of notifying the public of a fatality related to Monday's fire. (see here)

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