PETERS – Parkcrest fire report raises a new set of important questions

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW about the fire that destroyed Parkcrest Elementary School in September: The fire started in the space between the drop ceiling and the roof, and while firefighters can’t pinpoint an exact cause, the location points to either electrical or the HVAC system.

So that begs the question if those systems had been showing hints of instability before that.

Sure enough, the fire investigator confirms there had been previous reports of fire incidents at Parkcrest.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.


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2 Comments on PETERS – Parkcrest fire report raises a new set of important questions

  1. Lightning a day or two earlier? Or do just forest fires smoulder for a few days after a lightning strike?

  2. WOW James Peters…this is more serious than what the “officials” have been feeding us, supposedly. But while awaiting even more interesting developments let me tell you about location. Locations for schools, especially for the developing young, which are near, too near in fact, to major source of air pollution like major roads. There are now plenty of studies linking health troubles, air pollution and heavy traffic.

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