The B.C. government says they’re working to find housing solutions for the ten displaced Syrian refugee families who lost their homes in a fire at a Coquitlam complex this week.
The blaze on Thursday at the apartment on 550 Cottonwood Avenue gutted the entire three-storey building, which did not have sprinklers.
The province says they’ve been working with the federal government, Immigrant Settlement Services of BC, Emergency Management BC, and BC Housing.
Those families will hopefully have permanent housing, clothing, and prescriptions in the coming weeks.
Many of the families arrived to Canada from war-torn Aleppo only six months ago.