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Mission Fire Has Tough Time Knocking Down Haig Street Apartment Blaze – Not Everyone Accounted For

Mission Wednesday morning (June 15 @ 2AM) Mission Fire responded to a major structure fire on Haig Street. Residents have been evacuated and a Reception Centre is now open at the Leisure Centre to support impacted residents.

 “I would like to thank our team here at Mission Fire Rescue Service and our Mission Emergency Support Services volunteers for their critical work this morning,” said Fire Chief Mark Goddard. “We also had tremendous support from North Fraser Fire, Maple Ridge Fire, and Abbotsford Fire, Mission RCMP, and BC Ambulance Service.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation and, due to the complex nature of the event, could take a significant amount of time to complete.

There are rep[orts that two people were flown to RCH Hospital and not all residents have been accounted for.

Temporary Site Access 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday

Evacuated residents are invited to return to their homes today to retrieve important items and other essentials from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. inclusively. Due to the state of the building, residents will be escorted by a member of Mission ESS.

Essential items are defined as: medicine/medical devices, important documents, identification, essential clothing, wallets, car keys, and pets. Vehicles can also be removed at this time.

If pets are not permitted at current housing, residents are encouraged to make care arrangements for their animals as there may not be another opportunity to access the space in the short term due to the safety of the building.

ESS Reception Centre 24/7

An Emergency Support Services reception centre is open at the Leisure Centre (7650 Grand St) for information and to provide support for those evacuated. This space is available for drop-in 24/7.

Residents impacted by the fire are encouraged to contact their insurance providers to discuss their next steps.

June 15/Mission Fire

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