Media Statement: Mt. Washington Fire

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is aware of the fire that destroyed three chalets at the Mount Washington ski resort and is relieved that there was no loss of life or injury sustained by the fire. Currently there’s no fire protection service for the private residences on the resort; however, there’s a commitment through the cooperation of government agencies on the establishment of the service as outlined in the Mount Washington integrated resort community plan. Yesterday’s fire brings the establishment of fire protection services to the forefront. The CVRD will continue to work with strata councils and other corporate entities to develop a fire protection service that will meet the needs of Mount Washington property owners. 

For more information on the future of fire protection services refer to the Mount Washington integrated resort community plan, http://bit.ly/1GcGTqc .

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.
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Media contact:         
Ian Smith, GM of community services
Comox Valley Regional District
Tel: 250-334-6003