Three people escape fire at Nanaimo house

Three people escaped uninjured from a house fire on Nanaimo’s Departure Bay Road early Tuesday.

Brad Wood, Nanaimo Fire Department’s assistant chief of operations, said the fire began about 5:35 a.m. in the road’s 3100-block.

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Fire crews were wrapping up just before 9 a.m. and fire investigators were on the scene, Wood said.

A closure was in place between Newton Street and Hammond Bay Road, with only local traffic and school dropoffs allowed through.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Wood said Emergency Social Services workers are assisting the people who have been displaced.

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