Pool and spray park to be closed until further notice

A fire which gutted the North Peace Arena's gymnasium on July 18th, 2015. Photo by Chase Charney

As a result of the fire that occurred at the North Peace Gymnastics Association facility, the North Peace Leisure Pool, and Rotary Spray Park will remain closed until further notice. The investigation from the Fort St. John Fire Department has concluded the cause of the fire as undetermined because of the extreme heat and damage that happened at the origin of the blaze.

In a City release Captain Dan Golob of the fire department said, “There was no evidence present of any criminal activity within the area of origin, so at this time the fire is┬ánot suspicious.”

Restoration of the pool area will begin on Monday as a contractor will be putting together a work plan and time frame for it to re-open. Priority is being given to the pool in the process. Afterwards the contractor will begin working on eliminating the smoke and water damage in the rest of the building.

The spray park is remaining closed as its electrical systems were located in the section of the building that was damaged by the fire.