Wetaskiwin RCMP and fire department are investigating a fire that destroyed a homeless shelter on Tuesday. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

UPDATE: Fire destroys low income apartment in Wetaskiwin

RCMP and fire department investigate

A building used as a low-income housing project in Wetaskiwin was destroyed by fire late Tuesday night.

Wetaskiwin RCMP said officers on patrol saw smoke coming from the building, known as Manny’s Motel, at about 11:45 p.m.

Officers alerted residents and evacuated the building, located just off 40th Avenue.

Wetaskiwin and Millet fire departments responded to the blaze, but the building was quickly destroyed by flames.

No injuries were reported, and the fire was under investigation by RCMP and Wetaskiwin Fire Department.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to contact Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7267, or their local police.

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