News

Firefighters tackle fire at Enderby gas station

Extensive damage has been done to an Enderby area business.

Firefighters responded to reports of a blaze at the Super Save gas station on Highway 97A at 3 a.m.

"There was a lot of smoke and heat damage but the structure, we were able to save," said Kavin Alstad, Enderby fire chief.

"The fire came through the roof at one point."

It's believed much of the merchandise inside the store was destroyed by smoke and water.

The fire began in a back room but a cause has not been determined at this time.

While there is both gasoline and propane on site, there was no concern about the incident expanding in scope.

"They have automatic shut-downs and the fire was not near any tanks," said Alstad, adding that the only challenge for the 17 volunteer firefighters was accessing the store.

"The building is secure with bars on the windows and roll-shutters."

The gas station is owned by the Splatsin First Nation.

*************************

Firefighters responded to reports of a blaze at the Super Save gas station on Highway 97A and Canyon Road, just outside of Enderby, Monday at 3 a.m.

No details on the extent of the damage are known at this time.

Check back as information becomes available.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Hunters protest shift favouring non-residents
 
B.C.-only wines to come to some grocery stores
 
Virk shuffled to new job after Kwantlen flap
Hit-and-run death in Fanny Bay
 
Lack of addiction treatment flagged by crime panel
 
Local 10-year-old declares the right to a healthy environment
Nanaimo nightclub flirts with new ideas
 
Having fun at Hilton Centre
 
Community comes through for Kiwanis Hilton Centre