Wetaskiwin Fire responded to a fire at a commercial building Monday night and continue to investigate the cause. Photo by Shaela Dansereau. Update: the investigation has concluded.

UPDATE: Wetaskiwin structure fire under investigation

Fire crews responded to a fire at a commercial building Monday night, June 8, 2020.

UPDATE: The Wetaskiwin Fire Department (WFD) has concluded their investigation into the cause of a structure fire at 3807 64 street last week.

WFD’s Fire Chief Jamie Wilkinson says that conclusion of their investigation resulted in ruling that the structure fire was an accident.

Wilkinson believes that a wiring issue was the cause of the fire.

The fire was “definitely not suspicious in nature,” Wilkinson says.

ORIGINAL STORY: June 8, 2020 the Wetaskiwin Fire Department was dispatched at 9:33 p.m. to a report of a fire at a five bay commercial building with smoke and flames showing.

Upon arrival, the Duty Officer confirmed smoke and flames visible. Suppression crews were able to contain the fire from spreading from the office portion of the building to the shop area.

The building was un-occupied at the time of the fire. The Wetaskiwin Fire Department is currently investigating the cause of the fire with crews on scene this morning.

The story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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