Wednesday morning fire at new hospital

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Firefighters responded to call a Wednesday morning, at the new hospital site/ Sean Assor-Energeticcity.ca

 

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Fort St. John fire crews were able to quickly extinguish a fire at the construction site of the new Fort St. John Hospital Wednesday morning.

 

The fire started shortly after 8:00 a.m. near a loading dock at the new facility. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but the Fire department believes the fire may have started near a portable welding unit.

Fire Chief Fred Burrows says it was a large volume fire and the smoke was visible all over Fort St. John. Most of the damage is to the exterior of the building.

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One person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Construction crews are now working to clear smoke from the building.

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The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time.

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