Apartment building parkade gutted by fire

A four story building in the 9400 block of Nowell Street suffered fire and smoke damage from an early morning blaze Wednesday.

  • Dec. 10, 2015 9:00 a.m.

A blaze in the parkade of an apartment building in the 9400 block of Nowell Street kept firefighters busy for several hours Wednesday morning.

Crews from two halls were called out around 3:30 a.m. and arrived to find black smoke billowing from the parkade of the four-story building

Several vehicles were on fire, making it difficult to get into the parkade.

Once firefighters were able to gain access they doused the blaze, limiting fire damage to the parkade and a small portion of exterior siding. There was smoke damage throughout the interior of the building.

There were no injuries to tenants or firefighters.

Residents were evacuated into the care of Emergency Social Services and the Salvation Army provided them with meals and a place to wait.

The fire department and RCMP are investigating the cause of the fire and ask anyone with info to call police at 604-792-4611 or Crimestoppers (anonymously) at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).