Condo Fire Not Suspicious

Vernon Fire Rescue Services have completed the investigation of the Arbor Lee condo fire. Investigators ruled the fire as not suspicious. The cause is undetermined.

VFRS responded to the fire at Arbor Lee on 40th Avenue, just off Alexis Park Drive on Monday evening. Two fire engines, a ladder truck and approximately 30 fire fighters were used to extinguish the fire after several hours. Fire crews remained on scene until the early morning hours, with support from both BX and Coldstream Departments.

The building was heavily damaged by fire, heat, smoke and water. In total there are 14 units in the complex, eight of which are heavily damaged. The fire involvement was contained to four upper units and the roof. It is unlikely that residents will be able to return to the building for several months.