Hope – Last Friday evening (Friday December 6th), the District of Hope Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in a multi-family residence in the 400 block of Rupert Street. Upon arrival, the fire department found smoke coming from a unit of a 2 storey complex. Upon entry it was discovered there was a fire in the unit and it had been extinguished. Crews checked for extensions and assisted in ventilating the building.
A candle is believed to be the cause of the fire.
This was the first of three calls over the weekend responded to by our Professional Volunteers with the others being residential alarm activations.
A reminder to everyone to be safe when it comes to candles and cooking and that working smoke alarms save lives.