Vehicle fire forces evacuation of apartment building

Police and fire officials are investigating a vehicle fire that forced tenants to evacuate an apartment building on Mary Street early Sunday morning.

  • Feb. 21, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Police and fire officials are investigating a vehicle fire that forced tenants to evacuate an apartment building on Mary Street early Sunday morning.

A fire alarm at about 6:20 a.m. alerted residents of the 30-suite, three storey complex in the 9200-block Mary Street.

Everyone was evacuated safely.

Fire officials said heavy black smoke was billowing from the apartment building’s parkade, and flames consumed one vehicle and heavily damaged a second parked nearby.

None of the residential suites were damaged.

Occupants were temporarily relocated, out of the cold weather, to a nearby apartment lobby, and all returned to their suites by 7:45 a.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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