April 30, 2014 10:16 am

Fire at Prince George townhouse complex forces evacuations

Fire in Prince George Wednesday morning.

Credit: Milanka Pavlic

VANCOUVER – Firefighters are battling flames at a townhouse complex in Prince George this morning.

The building in the 3200-block of Westwood Drive has been evacuated. There is no word on any injuries but the fire has sent a thick plume of smoke over much of Prince George.

It is believed the fire broke out around 4:30 a.m. but there is no word on any cause.

Emergency services are assisting two dozen displaced residents and temporarily relocating them to John McInnis School.

Damage appears “extensive.”

The Canadian Red Cross has now set up a reception centre at the Red Cross office, 1399 – 6 Avenue. It will be open May 5 to May 9 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

People still needing support can contact Red Cross at 250-564-6566 extension 41.

Red Cross is working alongside The City of Prince George, The Salvation Army, Ministry of Social Development, BC Housing, Northern Health, and Prince George Native Friendship Center, Ketso Yoh

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