Makeshift dwelling for homeless destroyed by fire
Kamloops Fire Rescue team extinguishes early morning blaze in concrete bunker
Kamloops Fire Rescue says homeless people likely caused a fire in an old bunker in Kamloops, B.C. early Tuesday morning.
Fire crews were called to West Seymour Street in downtown Kamloops at 3:25 a.m. on Jan. 23 in response to reports of a fire burning in an old, unused concrete bunker.
Kamloops Fire Rescue platoon Capt. Rob Chalmers said it appeared the bunker — formerly part of a concrete plant — was providing shelter for homeless people. Belongings inside were destroyed by the fire.
No injuries were reported as a result of the fire according to Chalmers.