Fire crews battle fire on Sloan Avenue

Body removed from smoking house in Prince Rupert where emergency teams are currently on the scene

Fire crews fought a fire at a multi-family home on Sloan Avenue that started Monday afternoon.

A body was removed from the scene at approximately 2:15 p.m. Fire fighters and police officers were on scene working to put a blaze out at the back of the house. RCMP confirmed one person died in the fire.

Mike Archer witnessed the smoke inside the building while driving. He said he went inside the building about 15 feet until the smoke was too much. He had to jump off the balcony.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.



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