Friday, December 30, 2022

Thursday evening fire on Second Ave West kept Prince Rupert Fire/Rescue busy

Front units of a row of apartments on Second Avenue West
are boarded up following a fire last night 

A mid evening call for assistance Thursday to Prince Rupert Fire Rescue brought the city's fire fighters to a small apartment building on Second Avenue West, with the PRFD dispatched to the 1100 block just before 8:30 PM

An area of Second West that has become a familiar one for
PRFD  calls for assistance was the location of
Thursdays mid evening fire

A small blue apartment building was the subject of their attention, with social media reports indicating that it was believed that there were two tenants residing in the building. 

In their update this morning the PRFD notes that those living in the structure were evacuated and that there were no injuries reported from the fire.

A total of 15 firefighters and 5 fire apparatus were used in taking on the fire, which was extinguished within 20 minutes of arrival of the department.

The cause of the fire is listed as undetermined.

The structure is in a familiar location for the PRFD which one year ago attended to another fire, that one which was battled at the Angus Apartments, the structure still boarded up, stands today. 

Thursday night's fire on Second Avenue west was adjacent
to the site of the old Angus Apartments, that complex
was the attention of PRFD one year ago as a blaze
left a number of tenants homeless

It's history a long with the City of Prince Rupert, though its fate still not determined it seems.

Prince Rupert Fire Rescue released some details of their work on Thursday, through a social media update

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Thursday's fire is just the latest of a busy period for the PRFD, last week they responded to a fire call on Seventh Avenue East, that call sadly resulted in the death of one of the two residents of the structure.

More notes on the work of Emergency Responders across the northwest can be explored through our archive page.

1 comment:

  1. Does anyone have a count of the past fire scenes around the city that are waiting to be cleaned up. It is not just the downtown they are spread out through the residential neighborhoods also.

    The city's inaction on these properties is sad.