Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fire Razes Southwood Drive Home Nanaimo

All occupants safe
Early morning fire razes one home damages two others

Nanaimo Fire Rescue reports they responded to a house fire in the 1000 block of Southwood Drive at 2:00 am this morning. The house was fully engulfed when they arrived and had also spread to the house next door.

This was a very intense, hot fire and high winds blowing embers presented a serious challenge for Nanaimo fire Rescue Crews. They were assisted by City of Nanaimo Engineering and Public Works staff who controlled debris in the water runoff, RCMP and BC Ambulance were also in attendance assisting with this fire.

The house where the fire started is a total loss and a neighbouring house suffered structural damage and may also be a loss. The third home involved sustained exterior damage due to winds blowing embers and from the intensity of the fire.

Six people have been displaced and have received assistance from Community Assistance Program volunteers. The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined.

 Fire investigators on scene investigating cause of blaze
 House razed in early morning blaze on Southwood Drive
 Home at 1057 Southwood Dr. exterior damage to siding

House at 1065 Southwood Dr. heavily damaged and possible total loss


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