Two families were forced out of their home after a fire in Nanaimo’s Wellington area last night.
Firefighters responded to a fire in a house on the 2700 block of 105th Street on Thursday, Dec. 1, just before 6 p.m.
According to David Dales, Nanaimo Fire Rescue assistant chief, crews arrived to see flames shooting from a window on the left side of the two-storey home.
“They quickly knocked the fire down from an open window that had blown out,” he said. “It’s an aggressive fire tactic that we like to call hitting it hard from the yard. They were able to action that fire very, very quickly and then they went in through the front door to confirm that fire control had been done. Sadly, there was some extension and some people were displaced.”
The assistant chief said people displaced from the residence included the homeowners and tenants. He said two families were living in the house, but he did not have information about how many people were residing there. The house was insured.
Dales said the fire appeared to have started on the main floor of the home and the cause of the fire is under investigation.