Cause of Third Avenue Fire “Undetermined”
Prince George, B.C. – Prince George Fire Rescue were unable to determine the cause of the fire on 3rd Avenue earlier this month.
The May 6 blaze destroyed two buildings, the business known as Homework, and the building that was being renovated for a new restaurant next to Nancy O’s.
“Unfortunately due to severe damage I was unable to determine a cause or a point of origin,” says Chief Fire Prevention Officer Marcel Profeit. “So right now the fire has been ruled undetermined by us.”
He says it’s unfortunate but notes “we do investigations in a general way,” adding “without the resources to bring in equipment and send samples away and that kind of thing it is definitely the outcome in some fires.”
Profeit notes however “the RCMP did their preliminary investigation after the fire happened and they did not think it was suspicious.”