By Dan Walton

Pioneer Staff

A kitchen fire in the rec centre of the Sunchaser Villas in Fairmont Hot Springs forced the evacuation of the building on the evening of Monday, May 27th. Contained to the room in which it started, it was safely extinguished without causing any injuries.

Staff at Sunchaser evacuated the building after fire alarm was sounded. The Fairmont Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at 6:13 p.m. Upon its arrival, all staff and guests were out of the building. They were allowed to enter after the clearance of the fire department at approximately 9:30 p.m.

It was a quick response from the Fairmont Fire Department, and there was a call for mutual aid from the Windermere Fire Department, which is pretty much standard practice whenever theres a structural fire, said Windermere and Fairmont Fire Department deputy fire chief Drew Sinclair.