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Fire rips through downtown Smithers business
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Fire rips through downtown Smithers business

Thick smoke billowed over downtown Smithers this morning as a fire broke out at a Main Street business.

35 members of the Smithers Volunteer Fire Department and the Telkwa Volunteer Fire Departmetn responded to a fire shortly after 8 this morning when flames were seen coming from the top floor of Mainerz clothing.

Smithers Emergency Social Services have provided accommodation for 4 occupants of the suites that were damaged by the fire on the second floor.

The city has confirmed the structural stability of the upper floor roof has been significantly damaged by the fire.

There are no reports of injury, but a large section of the the downtown core was cordoned off and power is out to some local businesses in the area.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

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