Crews Respond to Fire at Tent City


Shortly after 11:45 pm on Thursday, June 28, Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews responded to a structure fire (tent) at Nanaimo Discontent City at 1 Port Drive. Upon arrival the tent had a small smouldering fire inside where one person was sleeping, they were not injured. The cause of the fire is undetermined, however, witness accounts state it could have been a candle or a lit cigarette.

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Key Points

  • One person escapes injuries from fire at Discontent City.
  • The public is reminded candles and smoking materials should not be left unattended and to ensure they are properly extinguished.


"In this case, the occupant of the tent is very fortunate to have escaped uninjured from this incident. Please ensure your candles and cigarettes are properly extinguished."

Captain - Fire Loss Prevention Division
Nanaimo Fire Rescue


Ennis Mond
Captain Fire Prevention
Nanaimo Fire Rescue
250 755-4563

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