Probe into fatal Terrace fire continues

  • Jan. 17, 2011 5:00 p.m.
POLICE tape prevents access to two townhouse units damaged by fire Jan. 15. Two people were killed in the blaze.

POLICE tape prevents access to two townhouse units damaged by fire Jan. 15. Two people were killed in the blaze.

THE TWO people who died in a morning fire at the Kalum Gardens townhouse at 4514 Scott Ave. Jan. 15 were found in different rooms of the residence, police say.

“Terrace Fire department members located one subject in a bedroom during the fire. This person was transported to Mills Memorial Hospital where they were pronounced deceased,” a police release stated.

“On extinguishing the blaze, a second deceased person was located in another bedroom,” the release continued.

Names are not yet being released.

Witnesses at the scene have indicated both of the deceased were males.

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

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

The fire department received a call about the fire shortly after 8 a.m. Jan. 15 and quickly responded.

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

Mitchel Scodane, a resident of the townhouse 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.

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

People evacuated during the event were taken to city hall to keep warm.