On July 7, 2013, fire displaced the occupants of 22 units from Champlain Ridge, a 75 unit Vancouver strata building. While the fire, thankfully, did not result in any loss of life, Champlain Ridge residents are still, seven weeks later, dealing with the fall-out from the blaze.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
“The fire spread throughout the building via attic crawl spaces between units, making it particularly hard for the 86 firefighters that attended the four-alarm fire to extinguish,” said Lorne Prupas, council president of Champlain Ridge.
“In the end, between 6 and 8 units of the 22 units affected were very badly damaged by the fire; however, the majority of the other units sustained significant water damage or may be inaccessible due to construction and security concerns. Of the 22 units affected, 4 units did not have home insurance. Residents will be unable to re-enter their units for up to 18 months. Continue Reading…