Smoking materials likely cause of fatal weekend fire

  • Jan. 17, 2011 9:00 a.m.

POLICE REPORT that the fatal fire last weekend was likely caused by careless use of smoking materials.

The RCMP and Office of the Fire Commissioner investigated the cause of a fire in which two males died Jan. 15, said Terrace RCMP spokesperson Corpl. Sean Hall earlier today by press release.

“The Fire Service Advisor from the Office of the Fire Commissioner was able to say that the likely cause of the fire was due to careless use of smoking material,” said Hall.

The cause of the fire will be officially ruled as “Undetermined,” he added.

On January 15, shortly after 8 a.m., the Terrace firefighters and RCMP officers were called to a multi-family residential building fire at 4514 Scott Avenue, said police.

Firefighters located an unconscious male in a bedroom, medical assistance was given and he was transported to Mills Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased, said police.

After the blaze was extinguished, a second deceased person was located in another bedroom, said police.

RCMP have determined that no foul play was involved.

The investigation has been turned over to the Coroner’s Office and police are not releasing the names of the deceased in respect of the families.

Lieu. Bill Warcup of the Terrace Fire Department reminds people to ensure that smoke detectors in their homes are working and to sleep with their bedroom doors closed.

Sleeping with your bedroom door closed will allow for more time to wake up and get out of a house in the event of a fire and it can diminish the toxic levels of carbon monoxide from entering the room while you sleep.

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