Yellowknife

Early fire alarm evacuates Yellowknife's Fraser Tower


Residents of Yellowknife's Fraser Tower gathered in the ground-floor reception and outside in the snow as an early-morning fire alarm triggered an evacuation on Friday.

A fire truck and ambulance arrived outside the downtown apartment building at 7am to find dozens of occupants congregated in the reception area.

No flames or smoke were visible.

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Cabin Radio understands crews conducted a brief search of the complex before allowing residents to return to their units at around 7:15am.

"What a morning to have a false alarm," said one resident, with several centimetres of fresh snow covering the ground outside and more falling. (The city remains under a snow squall warning.)

Occupants of the Fraser Tower apartment building wait during a fire alarm on November 15, 2019

Occupants of the Fraser Tower apartment building wait during a fire alarm on November 15, 2019. Ollie Williams/Cabin Radio

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