News

Fire damages apartment building in View Royal

A common garbage room at Christy Point Apartments caught fire early Monday morning.

The fire went unnoticed until smoke reached a neighbouring suite and set off the resident’s smoke alarm. The fire department was called just before 5 a.m. to the Craigowan Road building.

“The fire had been burning for quite awhile,” View Royal fire Chief Paul Hurst said. “Fortunately a fire wall kept it contained to the one room.”

A total of 31 fire fighters from View Royal and Colwood responded and were able to knock the fire down within a few minutes.

Four suites on the second floor above the garbage room were evacuated as a precautionary measure. Those suites had only minor smoke damage.

The garbage room, however, was completely gutted. The damage is estimated at $10,000.

“We believe it was set accidentally. Somebody likely discarded something that sparked the fire,” Hurst said.

He reminds the public to ensure cigarette buts, ashes, and other combustibles are fully extinguished before are thrown away.

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

COASTAL LIVING: Chateau Wolff vineyard finds new owners
 
Vegan travels the world for a good dish
 
BREAKING NEWS: Authorities close Marigold Pharmacy UPDATED
Sunny August up monthly record
 
Tour de Rock rolls into Alberni
 
Getting your zen on at the library
Lest we forget: vets urge all to remember sacrifice
 
Penticton mayoral candidates vilified in poster capaign
 
Campbell River SPCA is back in business

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 26 edition online now. Browse the archives.