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The Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue Service responded to the fire on Friday, June 9 at a five-storey building that was under construction on Brown Avenue on the 22500 block.
The intensity of the fire at the construction site resulted in extensive damage to the apartment building to the north as well as three single family residences direct east and west of the construction site. In total, approximately 80 residential units were impacted by the fire displacing an estimated 200 residents.
The fire response involved 50 firefighters and 12 apparatus including mutual aid from the City of Pitt Meadows and City of Mission Fire Services.
Emergency Support Services
People who have not yet registered in person can do so by calling the City’s Emergency Support Services (ESS) partner, the Canadian Red Cross’s disaster assistance toll-free line at 1-888-800-6493 to identify that they have been impacted by the Maple Ridge fire. The operator will connect the caller with the appropriate ESS resources.
The Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue Services in partnership with the Ridge Meadows RCMP have begun their investigation into the cause of the fire at the construction site. An update will be provided once the investigation is complete.
How to Donate and Help
The Canadian Red Cross, the City’s ESS partner, is working with those displaced by the fire to assess their immediate and long-term needs.
Once a local partner has been identified to handle the donations, information will be shared on the City’s social media channels.
Debris Disposal & Impacts
The intense fire at the construction site resulted in debris being spread up to two kilometres north and west of the fire site. The City deployed a street sweeper on Saturday to remove debris off of the road network.
If people find debris on their private property, they are advised to ensuring that it is cool to touch, then bag the debris, using gloves, and dispose of it in their regular garbage.
If debris has caused damage to vehicles or private property, you are advised to reach out to ICBC or your private insurance company to report the damage and make a claim.
If a claim number is required, please use
PD file number is 2023-11464
FD file number is 23-053196.
The evacuated building has been turned over to the property management company, Fraser Property Management, to begin their assessments and site remediation. Residents of the building should contact their strata manager if they have enquiries on accessing the building. The email for Fraser Property Management is firstname.lastname@example.org.
A road closure at Brown Avenue from Edge Street east toward 227 Street remains in effect. People are asked to avoid any unnecessary travel to the site as assessments and remediation work is underway.
June 16, 2023 - 2:05pm
DONATION UPDATE FOR DOWNTOWN FIRE EVACUEE SUPPORT | The City of Maple Ridge is pleased to announce that the Maple Ridge Community Foundation (Maple Ridge Community Foundation) will spearhead the collection and distribution of donations to directly support the people displaced by the fire that took place downtown on June 10.
“We are grateful the Maple Ridge Community Foundation has stepped forward to take on harnessing our community’s generosity to support those displaced by the devasting fire,” said Mayor Dan Ruimy. “The Foundation has a proven record and the capacity to collect funds and work with community networks to make sure the funds go directly to those impacted.”
The MRCF is accepting cash donations that will be distributed to assist those displaced by the downtown fire, focusing on people that do not insurance coverage to help them stabilize their housing and recover from the fire.
Donations can be made through the MRCF website at https://ow.ly/rkwu50OQSJO.
Read the full release here: https://ow.ly/uAkV50OQSJN
LINKS to News articles:
City also advising those who want to help to be weary of possible scams - Jun. 13, 2023 8:00 p.m.
Authorities are investigating fire believed to have spread from an unfinished housing development
Fire started around midnight on Friday - Jun. 12, 2023 8:00 p.m.
Ridge Meadows RCMP seek video and witnesses, investigators not calling blaze suspicious - Jun. 12, 2023 5:00 a.m
80 residential units impacted by downtown fire Friday night - Jun. 12, 2023 5:00 p.m.
Plans to rebuild damaged sections of Edge on Edge 2 building - Jun. 12, 2023 3:00 p.m.
Cash donations are the preferred method of giving back, according to Canadian Red Cross Jun. 10, 2023 5:00 p.m.
More than 50 firefighters were used to extinguish blaze Jun. 10, 2023 4:45 p.m.
‘The community has already come together and we will continue to come together’: Coun. Yousef Jun. 10, 2023 1:15 p.m.
UPDATE: Downtown Maple Ridge fire burns new condo development to the ground Jun. 10, 2023 9:15 a.m.
Firefighters were attacking the blaze overnight Jun. 10, 2023 12:10 a.m.
Sarina MacDonell, Canadian Red Cross regional manager ...
... made it clear that they are not currently seeking donations as they don’t have the capacity to receive them.
Instead, she asked that cash donations be made, which will go toward the displaced residents.
Thank you to our members that have shared and posted their support:
Get your costumes ready and come out for a good cause. Halloween in July | Friday July 7th, doors open at 8pm. 22336B Lougheed Hwy.. 19+ No minors. Join us for this Halloween themed party to raise funds to help the victims of the fire in Maple Ridge. Entry Fee: Minimum $10 donation or non-perishable food and toiletries donation.
On 10 June 2023, a destructive fire in downtown Maple Ridge left hundreds of residents displaced. We were devastated by the news and have decided to dedicate our hike to those who lost their homes in the fire. Our Summer Hike will now be a Fundraising Hike to support the Brown Street Fire Victims. You can participate in the hike by donation and join us for a tailgate picnic afterwards. All funds raised will be donated to the Maple Ridge Community Foundation Brown Street Fire Victims Fund.
Visit https://susafit.com/fundraisinghike to learn more about the event or register to attend so we know to expect you.
We encourage you to share this event with your friends and family. We look forward to spending the day with you and supporting the Maple Ridge Community Foundation in their goal to raise $25,000 for the Brown Street Fire Victims.
Note that Jim's Pizza will be attending as well to hand out refreshments and are also accepting cash donations at their location: 11952 224th Street, Maple Ridge, BC
Our store would like to join community efforts helping fire victims of the recent devastating fire at Edge on Edge2 at 22562 121 Ave, Maple Ridge, We are offering $25 vouchers. Our little store has lots of household items, clothing etc, We will ask for a proof that Edge on Edge 2 was your home.
Our doors are open for those who have been affected by last nights fire, for coffee, Wifi or a place to sit. 22626 Lougheed Hwy.
We have all been shaken from last nights devastating fire in our community. I can't even imagine what those who lost everything are going through. Many leaving in a panic with just their child, pet, or simply a phone. The Red Cross is looking for cash donations to help the displaced tenants. So we will be donating 500$ towards the fire fund, and starting on Monday, 25% of *ALL* Peony sales for the week will be going towards that fund. And a big thank you to our first responders for all their selfless work.
One thing I’ve always said is our community of Maple Ridge SHOWS UP whenever it’s needed & right now so many people need us after last night’s devastating fire. This Monday to Wednesday 10% of all our sales at our Maple ridge location will go directly to which ever charity gives back the best to the people who were displaced by the fire including any online orders. Also if anyone from the apartment building needs anything that we have in our store to help replace even just a few items we would be more than happy to give you a family discount We are sorry this has happened .
We are hoping to set traps as soon as we have access to the area affected by the fire. If you are missing an animal from the fire, please email email@example.com with your name, contact information, address where missing and description of the animal (and photo if possible.)
Late last night a devastating fire occurred at the Edge 2 and Edge 3 apartment buildings. The fire continues to burn and all street access to the buildings and to St Patrick’s parish remain CLOSED.
The entire Edge apartment building has been evacuated and thanks to the local community, all those affected have been cared for. Our own parishioners who reside in Edge have also moved to family and friends’ homes.
What can you do? Offer prayers – please pray for all the residents who have been displaced. Pray for our local firefighters and officials. And pray that our local community rallies around this unfortunate situation to restore what has been lost.
We have already been overwhelmed by messages from our parish community, offering to help. At this time we are coordinating our efforts and seeking to understand the full extent of what is needed. As such – while you may be ready to help with food, clothing, donations, etc.. – we ask you to pause on your generosity until we are able to receive and distribute help to those affected.
We will continue to provide updates on our Facebook pages and website; however if you wish to contribute to any support efforts that we are able to organize, please join this mailing list.
We will continue to provide updates on our Facebook pages and website; however we are anticipating that the need will be great, which would include temporary housing and financial assistance, among other things.Please let us know if you would like to help.
If you are able to give to these families in some small financial way, please click the link below to access our online donation form.
If you are affected by this and need assistance, please let us know.