Due to water damage and incoming restoration resulting from an early morning fire, Northern Health has moved residents out of three sections of Stuart Nechako Manor in Vanderhoof. No residents or staff have been harmed during or as a result of the event.
At approximately 01:45 am this morning (April 22), Stuart Nechako Manor in Vanderhoof experienced a fire resulting in an evacuation to unaffected areas of the facility. The Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. The facility sprinkler system was activated during the event and has caused some water damage to three sections of the facility, necessitating the transfer of clients and patients for their own comfort and convenience. 36 residents have been affected and accommodations options will be finalized with further assessment of the damage.
Residents are currently being housed in St. John’s Hospital and Aspen House (an unaffected section of Stuart Nechako Manor) where they are being kept safe and comfortable while next steps are being arranged.
Restoration services are being activated. The cause of the fire is not known at this time and will be investigated.
St. John Hospital is unaffected and is open.