On July 24, 2010 at 01:00 a.m. the New Westminster Fire Service responded to an apartment fire at 352 Hospital Street. The suite in question is a corner unit situated on the top floor of the three story building. No one was inside of the suite at the time of the fire. There were no injuries suffered as a result of the fire, however several occupants within the building have been displaced. The New Westminster Police Victim Services Unit is working with the occupants of the apartment building to find them temporary accommodation while the investigation continues and the damage is assessed.
The New Westminster Police Service Major Crime Unit was called in to assist the fire department in determining the cause of the fire. An initial investigation has been conducted by the police service and although the investigation continues there is at this time no indication the fire is suspicious in nature.