Fire that sparked on roof of Chinatown seniors’ home under investigation

Jordan Jiang, CTV News Vancouver, May 1, 2019

A small fire on the roof of a seniors home in Vancouver’s Chinatown neighbourhood was quickly knocked down by firefighters early Wednesday morning.

“Flames were visible about eight feet in the air,” said batallion chief Brian Bertuzzi.

The fire broke out at around 3 a.m. at a property on Keefer and Carrall streets. There were roughly 100 seniors inside the home at the time, and Bertuzzi said the fire was upgraded to a second alarm as a precaution in case they needed to evacuate the residents. Read more…

Firefighters are working to determine how a fire broke out on the roof of a Chinatown seniors’ home early Wednesday morning