Distributed January 23, 2017 10:13 AM
Late Night Fire Displaces Tenant
Nanaimo Fire Rescue responded to a late night fire on Strickland Street that displaced one tenant. The fire caused damage to the lower suite's kitchen area. When crews arrived, there was no evidence of smoke alarms working. RCMP and BC Ambulance were on scene. Emergency Social Services provided temporary accommodation for the displaced resident.
Strategic Link: Nanaimo Fire Rescue continues to protect the lives of all our residents.
- This fire is currently under investigation by Nanaimo Fire Rescue.
- Working smoke alarms save lives. The smoke alarm may have alerted the occupant earlier and reduced the amount of damage.
- There were no reported injuries from people on scene.
- Only 27 per cent of residential fires in Nanaimo are found to have a working smoke alarm.