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Evacuees will continue to be supported by the Municipality through Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS), where they will be connected with the appropriate community services required. The mainline for NCS is 780-743-7940 and hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. NCS is located on the first floor of the Jubilee Centre, at 9909 Franklin Avenue. Evacuees who did not register at the Emergency Reception Centre are advised to call the NCS main line and register.
Evacuees with questions regarding rental units are to contact the property management company Oaksey Investment Inc. at 780-791-4095 ext. 1. Evacuees are also encouraged to contact their insurance companies.
Fire officials are on scene investigating.
It has been determined that the apartment structure is unsafe, and residents will not be allowed to enter the building at this point.
The structure is an apartment/condo style building, approximately three levels. There were 36 rental units, one of which was an office, and 28 of which were occupied. The number of residents in the complex is unconfirmed though it is estimated somewhere between 50-100 residents have been affected. While the Fire Department is still investigating, there is no indication of casualties.
Evacuees missing pets are encouraged to contact the Fort McMurray SPCA at 780-743-8997, ext. 1.
The Fort McMurray Food Bank, SPCA and Salvation Army are accepting donations, there have also been Facebook pages set up if you wish to donate using these options:
Silin Court Fire Evacuees Donations
Too Good To Dump-FREE items ONLY-Fort McMurray
Too Good To Dump-Looking for FREE Items
The Municipality would also like to express thanks to all those who assisted in the response and to those that are generously donating to assist evacuees.
Evacuees are reminded to contact family members to let them know where they are and that they are safe.
Information on this incident will be released as it is made available.
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