Vancouver firefighters responded to a three-alarm apartment fire on Southwest Marine Drive and Heather Street early Tuesday morning.
Assistant Chief Kenny Gemmill with Vancouver Fire and Rescue told Daily Hive that over a dozen trucks were called to the 24-unit apartment at about 3:30 am.
There were a total of seven rescues performed — five from balconies and two from inside.
Your @VanFireRescue crews performed 7 rescues at this 3-alarm fire, 5 from balconies & 2 from inside!
Our @BC_EHS partners transported 1 patient.
— Fire Chief Darrell Reid (@FireChiefReid) November 19, 2019
According to Gemmill, the cause of the fire has not yet been determined and investigators are currently on site.
A total of 22 tenants were displaced, and Gemmill says they are receiving assistance from social services.
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