Fires strike duplexes
A second duplex in the Heritage neighbourhood has been the victim of a fire in as many days.
At about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Prince George Fire Rescue crews from three halls were called to the 200 block of McIntyre Crescent after one of the homes’ occupants heard the smoke alarm, exited the building and called 911.
Firefighters found smoke coming from one side of the two-storey building. The fire was quickly extinguished but not before about $75,000 damage was done, PGFR said.
There were no injuries.
“This fire appears to have started in the lower level bedroom, the cause is undetermined and under investigation,” assistant chief John Law said.
The event occurred the day after a fire wreaked about $100,000 worth of damage to a duplex in the 4300 block of First Avenue.
Called to the scene shortly before 1 p.m., Prince George Fire Rescue firefighters found smoke and flames coming from a back corner of the older, single-storey building but were able to quickly extinguish the flames.
Two people were at home in the unit next to the one where the fire originated and were evacuated safely.
No obvious sign of how the fire started was found and the investigation of that fire has been handed over to Prince George RCMP.
“We will be looking for any evidence that can determine the cause of the fire and whether someone was criminally responsible,” Cpl. Craig Douglass said.