It’s not known when crews will be able to get into a building at Dominion and Smith after a fire Thursday night.
“The building was (a) brick structure so stability was an issue,” said Yorkton fire chief Trevor Morrissey. “It was a flat asphalt-pebble roof, which also made difficult to access the fire.”
Morrissey says there was some product in the building.
“A lot of typical storage, plastics, and when I say plastics I mean packaging, pallets. There was a forklift in there, there was some propane in there.” he added.
He says the first 140 feet of the building was heavily damaged, and thick smoke from the fire lead to an evacuation centre being set up at the Gallagher Centre for people who may have been affected.
“We had a bit of a high pressure system go through and it forced all the smoke down and throughout the downtown area, which is why people would have been asked to evacuate,” Morrissey said. “It was very difficult to drive into downtown for about an hour.”
No one was in the building, and no one needed care due to the thick smoke.