Industrial fire results in no injuries but significant damage

Red Deer County firefighters were called out to a fire at a building in an industrial park in the early hours on Wednesday.

Red Deer County firefighters were called to a fire at a building in an industrial park on Wednesday morning.

The fire was called in about 5:40 a.m. by an employee arriving for work at a welding and fabrication shop in Petrolia Industrial Park south of the city, said county Fire Chief Tom Metzger.

“We did have some flames coming from the front of the building. It was actually a real easy knockdown for us so we had it under control in about 20 minutes,” he said.

“It did take us a long time to mop up all the hot spots and everything just because of the way the building was designed.”

About 20 county firefighters responded.

No one was in the building at the time of the blaze and there were no injuries.

A damage estimate was not available. The building can be repaired, he said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Metzger said it is not considered suspicious.

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