Fire destroys Mirror Lumber and Farm Supply

Mirror has lost another historic building to fire.

Flames ripped through the century-old Mirror Lumber and Farm Supply building and its lumber yard early Monday morning. By morning, there was nothing left of the building, which is located in the centre of the community.

Just over a year ago, the 1912-built Imperial Hotel was destroyed by fire.

An eyewitness to Monday’s blaze said she woke up about 12:45 a.m. to and saw flames engulfing the lumber yard site.

“The police and the Mirror fire department were already there,” said the woman, who did not want to be named.

Volunteer firefighters from Bashaw, Alix and Clive also arrived to help.

“They were there all night,” she said.

Alix Fire Chief Darren Hiron said crews were called around midnight.

“We had four fire trucks deployed and it took us a little more than seven hours to bring the fire under control,” he said.

Hiron said when his team reached the scene the building was on fire. By the time they left around 7:30 a.m. on Monday morning, the building had been razed to the ground and there was little left but twisted wreckage.

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