Saturday, February 20, 2021

Active week of calls for Prince Rupert Fire Rescue; including one response that involved a historic downtown property


Members of the Prince Rupert Fire Rescue Department put a few klicks on the odometer this past week, with  a number of calls for service, the first one a response that could have seen another major fire and loss of one of the city's landmark properties in the downtown core if not for the quick response of the Fire Hall crew from 1st Avenue West.

Caution tape marks the location of a February 18th fire at the
Ocean View Hotel which saw a large call out of fire fighters
(click to enlarge)

An early morning call on February 18th brought a response to the Ocean View Hotel in the 900 block of First Avenue West, with a large response of firefighters extinguishing a fire that had taken hold on the outside of the structure. 

With some efficient work, the fire crew knocked it down in the midst of some heavy winds  before it could spread to hard to reach areas of the historic hotel that overlooks Prince Rupert harbour.

The incident has been deemed suspicious and remains under investigation.

There was lots of travel required for crews from the 
Prince Rupert Fire hall this past week

Fire fighters also made a February 14th trip out to Prince Rupert's Industrial Park area, attending a call at an auto Salvage yard on Metlakatla Road.

One other response of note took Fire Crews to the Seal Cove Road area when're the responded to a fire on February 17th related to the burning of some scrap lumber.

This week we made note of a career opportunity recently posted by the City of Prince Rupert, with the Prince Rupert Fire-Rescue Department looking for a new firefighter, you can review the requirements to see if its a good fit for you from our notes here.

For a look at past Emergency responder calls across the Northwest see our archive page here.

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