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Two major fires in two weeks "random" says Prince George fire chief

Residents of an apartment and townhouse complex are still homeless following a fire on April 30. (Wil Fundal/CBC)

Prince George has seen two major fires in the past two weeks. The first was at an apartment and townhome complex on April 30, while the second broke out on George Street on the night of May 4.

But Prince George fire chief John Iverson the number of fires in the city is not unusual.

"I would consider us about equivilent to a city of our size,"he told CBC."These fires are unrelated and they're random events... I haven't seen anything that would cause me concern."

Listen to the full interview to hear more about the investigations into the fires, building codes, and whether wood is a safe construction material.

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