While on patrol on Wednesday, at 12:40 a.m., Kamloops RCMP observed a fire behind the Bedford Manor, located at 529 Seymour St. As the officer approached the building they observed that the exterior was on fire near the rear exit.
Several other RCMP members attended to assist at that location and were able to control the fire utilizing the fire extinguishers from their patrol cars.
Kamloops Fire Rescue also attended to ensure the fire had been extinguished and vented the smoke from inside the building. A number of residents were evacuated for a short period of time as a precaution.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.