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Fire guts newly renovated condo

There was fire, smoke and water damage to multiple units at Richmond Terra, following an early Monday morning blaze around 5:45 a.m. that is believed to have started on the balcony outside the dining room.  - Martin van den Hemel photo
There was fire, smoke and water damage to multiple units at Richmond Terra, following an early Monday morning blaze around 5:45 a.m. that is believed to have started on the balcony outside the dining room.
— image credit: Martin van den Hemel photo

A father and his adult daughter were shaken but otherwise appeared unhurt following a Monday morning fire at Richmond Terrace, a two-storey condo complex at 8640 Blundell Rd., just west of Garden City.

The fire was first spotted on the second-floor balcony by the father around 5:45 a.m., who alerted his daughter who then called 911.

 

Noisy image of victim in front of unit

The pair appeared to be shaken up, but were otherwise unhurt.

The complex was renovated last July, sporting a brand new exterior, including fire-resistant hardie board siding made of cement fibre board, which the complex's strata council president believes played a role in preventing the fire from causing more extensive damage and spreading to adjacent units.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

There appeared to be smoke and water damage to multiple units at the complex.

 

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