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THE INVESTIGATION into the Jan. 15 fire which took two lives continues.

Terrace Fire Department firefighters were called out just after 8 a.m. that day to the Kalum Gardens townhouse complex at 4515 Scott Ave. in the Horseshoe.

“Two units were destroyed, heavily damaged and there is a loss of life,” said Lieutenant Bill Warcup of the fire department about the blaze.

He confirmed that one family was displaced because of the fire and was being cared for by provincial disaster assistance officials.

Firefighters said it was a hard fire to fight because of high winds and cold temperatures.

Mitchel Scodane, a resident of the townhouse unit right next door to the one where the two people died, said his whole family was at his grandmother’s place when the fire broke out.

“We are all happy; we are all safe,” he said the morning of the fire.

Scodane said his unit suffered a lot of smoke damage and that the family has to find another place to stay.

Residents in other units were evacuated and taken to city hall as firefighters dealt with the fire.

Names of the deceased were not immediately available but residents said the two deceased were both men. One was described as being in his 20s.

Involved in the investigation is the local coroner and provincial fire officials.

Townhouse blaze

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