Investigators determine cause of North Shore fire

By Doug Collins
June 1, 2016 - 5:10am Updated: June 1, 2016 - 5:42pm

KAMLOOPS — Fire Rescue officials have determined the cause of a fire that caused significant damage to an apartment complex on the North Shore early this morning.

Crews were called to 873 Westminster Avenue just after 2:00 a.m., finding one unit completely engulfed.

The firefighters snuffed out the flames quickly, and Inspector Ray Webster says it was caused by an equipment malfunction.

"The fire started in an air conditioning unit on the second floor. It burned up the outside of the building, into the ceiling joist of the upper floor. Unit numbers 4 and 6 will be unoccupiable," said Webster.

There were no injuries, and Webster says as soon as the building's alarm panel is reset, residents of the three unaffected units will be allowed back in.

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