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No injuries in massive overnight fire in Whistler

Photos posted by the Whistler firefighters' union appear to show that the fire occurred at a construction site. Whistler Fire Fighters IAFF Local #3944

Whistler firefighters say a massive fire that broke out overnight in a construction site is not believed to be suspicious.

Flames broke out at the Sunridge Drive building, which was being renovated, around 11:30 p.m., Friday.

Photos and videos posted to social media showed flames visible from kilometres away.

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Whistler Fire Rescue says every firefighter in the municipality was called to respond, as they worked to prevent the flames from spreading to two neighbouring properties and a nearby propane tank.

It’s believed the entire structure was destroyed, including metal scaffolding surrounding the building, which melted.

Whistler Fire Chief John McKearney said the fire started in the southwest corner of the house, and the cause remains under investigation.

Fortunately no one was injured.