‘All families rehoused’ after Rockhill apartments fire

Last modified: October 2, 2018 at 1:27pm

Just eight hours after a fire began at Yellowknife’s Rockhill apartment building, all families affected have been rehoused.

The Rockhill transitional housing facility, operated by the YWCA, was home to 33 families. By Tuesday afternoon, as the fire finally died down, only one half of the building remained standing – itself badly burned – while the rest had sunk to rubble.

At 1pm, the YWCA posted online: “All families have been re-housed. Thank you Northview Apartment REIT Yellowknife.”


The organization added: “Yellowknife is a wonderful city. All families will need furniture and essentials. We’re in the process of finding a place for donations and a list of what is required. Stay tuned!”

Earlier, the YWCA requested people donate cash only – using this website – for now, as it’s too early for physical donations to be properly managed.

Tuesday’s fire is now the subject of an investigation by the NWT fire marshal. The cause remains unclear at the of writing. No casualties were reported.