Industrial fire damage estimated at more than $500,000

A fire that broke out at a Red Deer industrial dry cleaning company on Thursday is estimated to have caused between $500,000 and $750,000 worth of damage.

City of Red Deer firefighters clean up after fighting an early morning blaze that threatened to destroy a Red Deer business on Thursday. Fire crews were called to Quatro Tec Industrial Services in the Edgar Industrial area at just after 7 a.m. and found the business on fire. The fire was brought under control soon after. No one was in the business at the time and there were no injuries.

A fire that broke out at a Red Deer industrial dry cleaning company on Thursday is estimated to have caused between $500,000 and $750,000 worth of damage.

Investigator Joe Towers of Red Deer Emergency Services said the fire, at Quatro Tec Industrial Services Ltd. on Edgar Industrial Drive, damaged a large amount of expensive specialized equipment.

Structural engineers were on site on Friday morning examining if the building’s roof was too badly damaged by the heat to remain.

Investigators are still trying to pinpoint the cause of the blaze, which appears to have started near a group of industrial dryers in the east side of the building, Towers said.

The fire may have been smouldering all night before 911 was called on Thursday morning around 7 a.m. when employees arrived to work, he said.

No one was hurt.

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