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Dawson Creek fire crews battle fire at business on Alaska Highway

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Fire crews in Dawson Creek had an eventful Sunday night after a fire erupted at a business on the Alaska Highway.

Dawson Creek Fire Chief Gordon ‘Shorty’ Smith said that crews were called out to a business on the Alaska Highway across the road from the Walter Wright Pioneer Village at approximately 10:00 p.m. When crews arrived, they found that the business was not occupied at the time, but there was smoke emanating from a building. Smith said that fire crews quickly accessed the building, where they discovered that a backhoe had caught fire, and had the fire completely extinguished roughly thirty minutes later.

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Smith said that no one was hurt in the blaze, although the building and some of its contents suffered from smoke and heat damage, while the backhoe itself was a total loss. He added that the cause of the fire is still under investigation, and that investigators will be working to find the cause over the next several days.

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