Monday, December 12, 2016

Where to find information about the Paddington Station Fire

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On Saturday morning, one of the buildings in the Paddington Station strata caught fire. City and Township of Langley Fire crews were able to contain the fire. The Langley Times has an article with more details.

The Langley Emergency Program setup a reception centre at Douglas Recreation Centre for residents of 5650, 5660 and 5640 201 A Street yesterday. Volunteers are registering residents of these buildings to ensure that they get access to 72-hours of accommodation, meals, clothes, and other essential items.

I was at the reception centre and was told that not only were Fire crews ensuring that people were safe and the fire was contained, but they also worked hard to rescue pets that were trapped in the buildings.

This is the largest emergency in the City of Langley in the last 15 years.

As of the time of this post, evacuees who have not attended the evacuee-only information session last night are encouraged to visit the reception centre in Douglas Recreation Centre at 20550 Douglas Crescent between 8:30am and 4:30pm today. An information session has been scheduled for 12:00pm at Douglas Recreation Centre for evacuees only today.

For the most current information, please visit the City of Langley’s website.

Langley City is a caring community, and I know that people will want information on how they can help. The City will be gathering information on how people can help. Again, please check out the City’s website for this information over the next few days.

My thoughts and prays are with the people who have be impacted by this fire.

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