Cranbrook, BC (October, 19, 2020) -- Firefighters responded to a structure fire Saturday night at the former Kootenay Springs building on 6th Street North.
Members with Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services received the call at 6:50pm on Saturday October 17 and responded with two apparatus and four firefighters. Upon arrival on scene, an additional 19 personnel and two additional engines were called in.
Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the building of origin and limited the loss caused by this fire. The location of the fire presented many challenges with the very close proximity of the railway and the highway. We are thankful for the support received by the RCMP, CP Rail and the BC Ambulance Service. There are no injuries to report because of this incident and we are very thankful for this outcome.
“There have been several fires recently, which are all in different stages of investigation,” says Scott Driver, Director of Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services. “Although circumstances surrounding several recent commercial fires appears to be similar, we have not connected any of them directly. We continue to work with our partners to investigate and determine cause and origin of these fires. Our investigations are ongoing.”