With just two days until Christmas, dozens of people were displaced after fire broke out at a hotel in west Edmonton.
About 20 firefighters responded to the Jasper Place Hotel on Monday night, after someone reported smoke coming from the second floor of the building, according to a spokesperson for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services.
They said crews arrived at the scene at 153 Street and Stony Plain Road about four minutes after the call came in at 9:20 p.m.
According to EFRS, people at the hotel had already started leaving the building when firefighters arrived and ETS buses were brought in to keep them warm.
One person jumped from the second floor but wasn’t injured, EFRS said, adding another person was rescued from the building by firefighters and was assessed by EMS.
In an update Tuesday morning, the city said no one ended up being injured but 41 tenants were displaced. Red Cross is helping them find new accommodations.
The fire was brought under control at 9:45 p.m. and extinguished shortly after 11 p.m.
The damage is estimated at $301,000, the city said in an update Tuesday morning.
The cause remains under investigation and Edmonton police were notified.