A fire at Rangeland RV in Balzac, Alberta, on Oct. 16 caused major damage to the dealership’s main showroom and service building, according to Anna Melnick, communications coordinator with Rocky View County, the Rocky View Weekly reported.
According to Deputy Fire Chief Gary Barnett from Rocky View Fire Services, crews responded to the scene at 12:45 a.m.
The fire is the biggest one Barnett said he’s seen so far this year, and required crews responded from a number of area fire departments.
“We had about 26 firefighters (on scene) at the height of the fire,” he said. Barnett said fire crews remained on scene until 2:30 p.m., working to ensure all hot spots were extinguished and ventilating what remained of the building.
There was one small flare-up after firefighters left, he said. “It’s always a case with a fire that within 24 hours after we leave there’s always a chance of a small flare-up as it starts to dry out.”
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but Melnick said it doesn’t appear to be suspicious.
According to fire services the building was locked at 6 p.m. on Oct. 15.
“The building was completely secured when we arrived, there was no sign of any break-ins,” Barnett said.
According to Barnett, there were at least three or four RVs in the showroom at the time of the fire. The value of the loss is expected to be high.
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