Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews put out a fire at an apartment building in the 900 block of Bowen Road in the middle of the night Monday. (LAURA LESTER photo)

Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews put out a fire at an apartment building in the 900 block of Bowen Road in the middle of the night Monday. (LAURA LESTER photo)

Crews contain apartment fire to one unit

Nanaimo Fire Rescue put out a fire at an apartment on Bowen Road in the middle of the night Monday

Three patients were treated for smoke inhalation after an apartment fire in the middle of the night yesterday.

Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews were alerted to a fire alarm at a building in the 900 block of Bowen Road at about 3:25 a.m. Monday.

Deputy chief Tim Doyle said the fire was contained to one unit, which suffered fire and smoke damage.

“It was an alarms call originally that was upgraded to a confirmed structure fire while crews were en route,” he said. “So that just changes our response from two engines to an additional engine plus [we move another] engine into the area in case we need extra manpower.”

Three patients were taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.



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