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One of B.C.’s oldest restaurants burns down in overnight fire

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The Hitching Post Restaurant, one of the oldest restaurants in the province at approximately 115 years old, was destroyed by an overnight fire on Tuesday – Oct 23, 2018

A historic restaurant in Hedley, B.C., has been destroyed by fire.

The Hitching Post, one of the oldest restaurants in the province at approximately 115 years old, was razed after a fire broke out overnight at approximately 2 a.m.

WATCH BELOW: The Hitching Post Restaurant in Hedley, B.C., was destroyed by fire. A resident living near the restaurant captured the overnight blaze.

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Video of Hitching Post Restaurant fire – Oct 23, 2018

 

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The fire that destroyed the Hitching Post Restaurant in Hedley, B.C., started overnight, at approximately 2 a.m.

The building was fully engulfed when fire crews arrived. A couple living upstairs, above the restaurant, jumped from the second floor to escape the blaze. The couple are reportedly in hospital with broken bones. The couple, from Kamloops, purchased the heritage building about a month ago.

The fire that destroyed the Hitching Post Restaurant in Hedley, B.C., started overnight, at approximately 2 a.m. Global News

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There was no word yet on the cause of the fire.

Hedley is a small community located on Highway 3, and is approximately an hour’s drive west of Penticton.

More on this as it develops.

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WATCH BELOW: Cell phone footage of the fire.
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Old restaurant in Hedley, B.C., destroyed by fire – Oct 23, 2018

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