‘Manny’s Motel’ badly damaged by fire Jan. 15

Police say 40 Ave. closed due to fire, use alternate route

Wetaskiwin and Millet fire and police toiled in extremely frigid temperatures as they handled a major structure fire in the city Jan. 15.

According to a press release from Wetaskiwin RCMP spokesperson Cst. Shaun Marchand that day, “On January 14, 2020 at approximately 11:45 p.m., Wetaskiwin RCMP members were on patrol and observed smoke coming from an apartment/motel, known as ‘Manny’s Motel’ just off 40 Avenue in Wetaskiwin.

“Wetaskiwin RCMP members entered the building to alert numerous residents and evacuate the building. Wetaskiwin and Millet fire departments responded but the building was quickly consumed by flames. Wetaskiwin Fire remains on scene.

“The building is an apartment style that is used for low income housing and a shelter.

“40 Avenue is currently blocked off from 53 Street to 54A Street in the surrounding area and traffic and motorist are asked to find an alternate route.

“No injuries are reported at this time. Matter is currently under investigation by Wetaskiwin RCMP & Wetaskiwin Fire.

“If anyone has information regarding this incident or any other investigation, they are asked to contact the Wetaskiwin RCMP Detachment at 780-312-7267 or their local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Leaders of Tomorrow kicks off Jan. 16

Nominations accepted for youth recognition until Feb. 22

Team improves access to addiction, mental health supports

Service provides expanded on-call consultation

Hang up on the phone fraudsters

If the phone call seems kind of crazy…

Pinpointing innovations

How precision spraying system helps Kings Lake Hutterite Colony save time, products and water

County gravel pit requires wetland solution

County of Wetaskiwin hears report about wetlands at Hilgartner pit

VIDEO: Trudeau insists Iran respect families’ wishes when it comes to burials

All 176 people on board the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 were killed

New nasal spray launched in Canada to combat hypoglycemic shock in diabetics

Baqsimi is a nasal spray contains three milligrams of glucagon

Canadian public health agencies ramping up preparations in response to new virus

Health officials have said there are no confirmed cases of the emerging coronavirus in Canada

‘Naughty boy’: Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

The comedian has been suffering from a rare form of dementia

Alberta premier wants federal government to do more about opioid imports

Jason Kenney says Canada should find ways to cut down on drugs being smuggled into the country

Alberta Energy Regulator laying off staff, restructures, deals with budget cuts

Gordon Lambert, interim CEO, says the changes are part of a restructuring

Energy companies owe more than double the tax to Alberta municipalities

Survey says communities are owed $173 million — up 114% since last spring

No gondola from Banff to Mount Norquay, feds say

Parks Canada dismisses proposal for gondola, Grizzly Pavilion and boardwalks

Most Read