Fire restarts in gutted Rockhill apartment block

Firefighters were back on duty as flames reignited within Yellowknife’s gutted Rockhill apartment complex on Tuesday evening.

A third-floor room could be seen well alight from the sidewalk as fire crews returned to the scene of a blaze which displaced 33 families earlier in the day.

A single fire truck arrived at 8:20pm to tackle the resurgent fire, significantly smaller than that which engulfed much of the building earlier in the day.

Reinforcements, in the form of two further units, arrived shortly before 8:40pm.



Using a ladder, crews had the evening fire in the abandoned block well under control by 9pm.

Putting out the original fire took crews eight hours. One half of the building is reduced to rubble, while the other half – in which the evening fire started – still stands.