Fire damages Best Western in Invermere

Three departments assist in attic fire

Invermere Fire/Rescue responded last night to a fire at the Best Western hotel. When the Fire department arrived, smoke could be seen coming from the attic space above the restaurant and Bar area. All occupants and Staff were able to get out of the structure with no Injuries. Panorama and Windermere Fire departments were called in to assist with the fire. A total of 28 Firefighters were on scene and were able to contain the fire to the attic area above the kitchen.

Crews stayed on scene until around two in the morning to monitor for hot spots.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Copper City Saloon posted Wednesday morning about the incident that the bar and kitchen are closed until further notice.

“We would like to say thank you for the first responders and fire departments that came quickly when called. No one was hurt and everyone is safe. Thanks for everyone’s concerns we will keep you updated, thank you for understanding,” they wrote on their Facebook page.

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