Residents of fire-ravaged Edmonton condo complex forced to spend night at nearby rec centre

Residents of fire-ravaged Edmonton condo complex forced to spend night at nearby rec centre

In my upper-intermediate class, we study disasters, and there is a lot of useful vocabulary in the unit for following stories in the news.  If you watch the video and read the story, you’ll see that many of the residents of this buildings are immigrants, and now they are very worried about their documents, as well as where they will live and what they will do.  Possibly the fire was started by a barbecue or a cigarette that didn’t go out.  The city already issued a complete fire ban yesterday, because of the very dry conditions.  No open fires are permitted at this time.  It’s good to take

Possibly the fire was started by a barbecue or a cigarette that didn’t go out.  The city already issued a complete fire ban yesterday, because of the very dry conditions.  No open fires are permitted at this time.  It’s good to take time to learn about fire safety and what to do.  It’s probably a good idea to keep passports and important ID on your body, or very close to the exit of your home, so that you can get help quickly in an emergency.  If you see or smell a fire, CALL FOR HELP (911, all over Canada), before you do anything else.  Find your family, and leave the building quietly and carefully.  DO NOT RUN. Many people are crushed in fires, because other people push them at the exit to a building.

Talk to your family about a meeting place if there’s an emergency.  The area near the fire was blocked off for a long time, while firefighters were working.  Also, the speaker in the video talks about the fact that he had no insurance for any of his belongings, so he’ll probably have to replace everything he owns.

Residents of fire-ravaged Edmonton condo complex forced to spend night at nearby rec centre.

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