More than a dozen people are homeless in Kitsilano after an early-morning fire tore through a row of houses at Fifth and MacDonald. The fire started around 3am and destroyed four houses and damaged a fifth. About 70 firefighters responded to the call, and were able to keep the flames from spreading any further. Fire officials say they think everyone living in the homes – many of them tenants – got out safely.
Crappy side note: Some low-life saw the huge turnout of firefighters as an golden opportunity and broke into a nearby fire hall and stole more than $500 from their wallets.
Last modified: August 4, 2005