Update: Fire at 250 Terminal Avenue

Nanaimo Fire Rescue concludes its investigation

Summary

Nanaimo Fire Rescue has completed its investigation into Monday evening's fire at the Temporary Modular Supported Housing on Terminal Avenue and have classified the cause as undetermined. Various activities by the occupant, including open flame, cooking and smoking may have been factors that caused the fire.

Link to Strategic Plan: The City of Nanaimo is committed to public safety.

Key Points

  • Quick response and action by firefighters limited the extent of fire damage to the building.
  • The cause of the fire at 250 Terminal Ave is undetermined.
  • Twenty occupants have been temporarily displaced from one of the three buildings on site and are being assisted by BC Housing.

Quotes

"The room where the fire started suffered extensive damage and a direct cause could not be determined by our investigators. We are committed to continue working with BC Housing and the operators to ensure that fire safety is a priority."

Fire Chief
City of Nanaimo
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Contact:

Karen Fry
Fire Chief
City of Nanaimo
(250)753-7311

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