Providence residence building destroyed by fire

June 5, 2017

A residence building at Providence University College that was in the midst of renovations was destroyed by fire last week. CBC reports that around 5pm Thursday, an employee of the school noticed smoke billowing from the Bergen Hall residence. RCMP and fire departments soon arrived to fight the flames, but were reportedly unable to save much of the building. Providence Spokesperson Cherry Wiebe tells CBC that the school does not yet know the full extent of the damage, but is not expecting to salvage much. “By the looks of it, it will most likely have to be torn down and then we'll start from scratch,” said Wiebe. It is reportedly still unclear how the fire started. CBC | Global News