One person has been displaced after fire heavily damaged a house early Monday.

Fire in Nanaimo dislocates homeowner

NANAIMO - No one injured but home owner displaced by early morning fire.

A house in Nanaimo is boarded up and under repair following an early morning fire Monday.

Nanaimo Fire Rescue was called out to 723 McBride Pl. in Harewood shortly before 3:30 a.m.

The fire caused extensive damage to the interior of the house, according to Umesh Lal, Nanaimo Fire Rescue fire prevention officer, who said in an e-mail to the News Bulletin, the home suffered smoke damage throughout its interior and the fire got into the roof eaves and trusses. There was no working smoke alarm in the house, but fortunately the occupant was not injured.

Lal said the possible cause of the fire, which is still under investigation, was an “electrical/mechanical malfunction of an electric lamp.”

The homeowner, who is insured, will be displaced for some time due to the extent of the damage caused by the fire.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP looking for suspects behind suspicious Bastion fire

Two people seen in the area where the fire broke out Monday

Mural artists announced for Nanaimo’s inaugural Hub City Walls festival

Local artists Kara Dee Harrison, Russell Morland and Austin Weflen to paint downtown walls

Lights shine on Nanaimo’s Serauxmen Stadium

$1.1-million lighting project will extend baseball season, says City of Nanaimo

Crews put out fire in basement of Nanaimo’s Bastion

Front Street closed at Bastion Street

Province announces plans for permanent supportive housing on Terminal and three other sites

B.C. ministry and City of Nanaimo partnering on 190 supportive housing units

Sources say Canada, U.S. likely to extend mutual travel ban into late August

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hinted at the possibility after a phone call with U.S. President

From theatres to patios, Vancouver Island Symphony plays through the pandemic

A series of pop-up concerts are taking place in various locations from Saltair to Comox

Canadians torn on scaling back COVID-19 benefits to save money: poll

Of those surveyed, 78 per cent said they were worried about the size of the deficit

Port Alberni will have a salmon derby on Labour Day after all

Alberni Valley Tyee Club reveals ‘socially distanced’ derby only for Labour Day 2020

Hotel rooms for B.C. homeless too hasty, NDP government told

Businesses forced out, but crime goes down, minister says

B.C. government prepares for COVID-19 economic recovery efforts

New measures after July consultation, Carole James says

Province providing financing to help get apartments built in Nanaimo’s Wellington area

120 apartments on Ledgerwood Road intended to be affordable for ‘middle-income’ households

‘Trauma equals addiction’: Why some seek solace in illicit drugs

Part 2: Many pushed into addiction by ‘toxic stress,’ says White Rock psychologist

Duncan model makes quarter finals in ‘Maxim’ magazine contest

Brandee Peart among top one per cent left in competition

Most Read