A fire that badly damaged an apartment building in Vancouver’s West End has displaced dozens of people, and worse still, many didn’t have insurance.
Sixteen units at The Florida on Barclay Street were either destroyed or badly burned in the blaze earlier this week.
MLA Spencer Chandra-Herbert says often, insurance is something people think they’ll never need.
“In this case, one of the tenants, I understand, thinks he’s probably lost over $100,000 worth of equipment and things he uses in his own home.”
The other problem: asbestos may have been found in the building. If that’s the case, moving back may not come for months.