Update regarding accommodation, donations, and support for Lynn Valley fire evacuees
Residents impacted by this week’s fire at the Mountain Village Complex in Lynn Valley met with representatives from North Shore Emergency Management (NSEM), the District of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, North Vancouver RCMP, the Canadian Red Cross, and other community organizations last night.
Here is an update regarding accommodation, donations, and support for evacuees.
June 23 meeting for those impacted by the Lynn Valley fire
On Saturday, June 23, NSEM will host a community connection meeting for the evacuees of the Mountain Village Garden Apartments complex, residents of the entire complex, and others who may have been impacted.
Accommodation for displaced residents
The evacuees directly impacted by this week’s fire at Mountain Village who needed accommodation have been matched with temporary housing for 3-6 months. The housing is being provided by local developers and property managers.
Donations and support
The Lynn Valley Lions Club, in partnership with NSEM, are setting up a Mountain Village Support Hub to connect evacuees with donated goods and services.
- The Support Hub, located in Lynn Valley Centre shopping mall (in the old Zellers location), will accept donations of small household items, and will have a bulletin where community members can list larger items they have to donate.
- Anyone wishing to donate goods or make a financial donation is encouraged to visit the Lynn Valley Lions Club website for more details.
- The investigation into the cause of the fire at Mountain Village by District Fire and Rescue, the RCMP, and the Coroner likely won’t be completed until next week.
- Some work that is required to secure the structure and ensure safe passage for Fire Investigators into parts of the building most heavily damaged is happening today.
- This has required partial closure of the trail between Emery Place and Kirkstone Park, which is right behind the affected building, to ensure public safety.
- The closure should only be for a few days. Fencing and signage have been installed.