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Dealing with destruction
Rick Kwasnecha, Nanaimo Fire Rescue fire prevention officer, picks through the charred, soggy remains of a home destroyed by fire at the corner of Milton and Albert streets. Firefighters found the 100-year-old house fully involved in flames when they arrived Thursday at about 8 p.m. A female tenant was not home at the time of the blaze and no one was injured. Kwasnecha, who is investigating what sparked the fire, said the wood interior fuelled the rapid spread of the blaze through the structure, which is not salvageable.