Eighteen residents of apartment units in downtown Tweed were evacuated on the weekend after officials found “serious problems and deficiencies” in the building.
Hastings-Quinte Social Services staff were called in to set up an evacuation centre and to help the residents find accommodation.
Tweed Mayor Jo-Anne Albert tells Quinte News that the issue started last week when three inspections were made of nine apartments above the Home Hardware store by fire officials.
Friday evening, the Ontario Fire Marshal ordered an immediate evacuation.
The fire Marshal’s Fire inspectors told owner Gary McCaughn there are serious problems and what deficiencies have to be fixed.
Mayor Albert says she’s pleased with the emergency services during the situation.