July 19, 2014 5:54 pm

PHOTOS: Fire in Ashcroft

Fire crews battle fire in Ashcroft. Photo by James Teshima.

VANCOUVER — Fire crews from Ashcroft and Cache Creek, along with the Wildfire Management Branch worked overnight to extinguish a blaze in the outskirts of Ashcroft. Several vacant buildings went up in flames, around 11:00 p.m. last night.

“There’s not actually a cause at this point,” Ashcroft’s mayor Andy Anderson, told Global News. He said one of the buildings was a radio range facility built in 1944 for the Department of Transport. “We hate to lose some of those old historic buildings.”

Anderson commended crews on saving Ashcroft Manor Building, of “great historic significance,” he said.

“You’ve got to remember that over the past few days, we’ve been the Canada hot spot. We’ve been in the forties, so you can understand how hot we are.”

Firefighters are still tending to the remaining patches of smouldering land at the site.

 

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