Cause of warehouse fire in Blackfalds still under investigation

The cause of Wednesday’s warehouse fire in Burbank Industrial Park just southeast of Blackfalds remains under investigation.

The cause of Wednesday’s warehouse fire in Burbank Industrial Park just southeast of Blackfalds remains under investigation.

Blackfalds fire chief Robert Cote said that the investigation has been turned over to an official with the private insurance company of Hall Industrial Contracting Ltd.

That individual was on scene on Friday, Cote said.

Cote said the fire is not suspicious in nature.

The fire took about 30 firefighters from Blackfalds and surrounding areas about six hours to contain.

The fire originated inside one of the bays of the warehouse where employees were working at about 5 p.m.

Employees were able to get out safely. One employee suffered minor burns.

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