White Rock Fire Rescue responded to an apartment fire in the 1300 block of Winter Street shortly after 5:00 a.m. this morning.
People were evacuated from the three-storey building and were temporarily sheltered at a City community centre. Most residents have been able to return home. One resident was taken to the hospital due to smoke inhalation and is expected to be released from hospital tomorrow.
White Rock Fire Rescue and the White Rock RCMP will be investigating the cause of the fire.
Mayor Darryl Walker“White Rock is a tight knit community, and when an incident like this happens, it is encouraging to see how people come together to help one another. Our thoughts are with all of those people who were temporarily without a home as a result of the fire. We also want to thank our White Rock Fire Rescue team and the White Rock RCMP who continue to answer the call and keep our community safe”.