Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Prince Rupert Fire Rescue responds to apartment fire on Sherbrooke

A photo from the Prince Rupert Fire/Rescue Department showing
some of the damage from a weekend fire call in the city

(Photo from PRFD Facebook page)

A weekend fire sent Prince Rupert firefighters to an apartment fire on Sherbrooke Avenue, with Prince Rupert Fire/Rescue responding to an alarm in the early evening of Saturday, July 25th from one of the suites from the apartment complex.

The update to their Facebook page notes that the fire was contained by the occupants of the suite using fire extinguishers, with the members of PRFD then exploring further to check for possible fire extension.

The building which had been evacuated with the assistance of other tenants, was ventilated with residents able to return to their homes a few hours later.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire continues to be investigated. Those residents of the suite were support by emergency support services.

A number of residents have offered up some commentary on the fire and the work of the PRFD, including Prince Rupert City Councillor Barry Cunningham, who used the incident to continue his advocacy for a Full Time Fire service in the community.

You can review more of the commentary here.

For more notes related to the work of Emergency Responders across the Northwest see our archive page here.

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