February 20, 2018

Man speaks out about condition of Burnaby apartment building destroyed by fire as RCMP guards wreckage of building

A nineteen-year-old man who lost his dog and all his belongings in a fire at a Burnaby apartment building Sunday morning, is speaking out about how the building was kept. Jesse Vincent lived with his mother in the building on Smith Avenue near Canada way. He says the electrical system wasn't good, saying he'd turn on a light in the bathroom and it … [Read more...]

Burnaby apartment building destroyed by fire

A Burnaby apartment building has been levelled by fire. The call came in at 12:30 a.m. -- and by 5:00 a.m. the building, on Smith Avenue near Canada Way, had been reduced to a pile of smoldering debris. RCMP Corporal Scott Brusette says several people have been taken to hospital, but their conditions are not known. "Honestly, I have nothing to … [Read more...]

Another mill in BC has been destroyed by fire

Chris Zettel with the City of Cranbrook says a call came into the fire department just before 9:00 pm Pacific that the Tembec planer mill was ablaze. He says the part of the property affected has been empty and idle for several years. He believes the building is about 30,000 square feet, "There's some other buildings on the property; there's a … [Read more...]

Richmond greenhouse destroyed by fire

Smoke could be seen from as far away as the North Shore - as fire consumed a greenhouse at a Richmond plant nursery.The flames broke out around 7:30pm Saturday night near Westminster Highway and #8 Road.Ted Townsend with the City of Richmond says no one was hurt. "There was a couple of semi-trailers and a large propane tank on-site near the … [Read more...]

Richmond duplex destroyed by early morning fire

A two-storey duplex under construction in Richmond is destroyed, two other buildings are damaged, and seven people are out of those buildings after a fire early Sunday morning. Fire Chief John McGowan says the duplex at Francis and No. 2 Road, was fully involved when crews arrived around 1:45. The fire reached two buildings adjacent to the … [Read more...]