LT. DEAN Prins of the Terrace Fire Department at the scene of an early morning blaze.

Former retail store catches fire

Terrace firefighters were out early this morning extinguishing a blaze at the former Yellow House building.

  • Dec. 16, 2011 1:00 p.m.

TERRACE firefighters were out early this morning extinguishing a blaze at the former Yellow House building.

The call came at about 3:30 am with the situation being described as a confirmed structure fire, said Dean Prins, a lieutenant with the Terrace Fire Department and its on-scene commander.

“When we arrived on scene smoke was coming from the building; it was definitely a fire,” he said.

“From what we could tell it originated in the basement.”

Prins is describing the blaze as suspicious given the building has been vacant for some time.

Fire officials and RCMP officers will be back at the location later today to continue their investigation.

Prins said the fire spread from the basement to the main floor of the old, wooden structure.

“There’s extensive damage,” he said of the interior of the building. The fire did not spread to the outside of the building.

Whether the building’s structure remains sound has yet to be determined, Prins added.

The Yellow House retail business shifted to the Skeena Landing complex at the Hwy37/16 intersection last year and is now called the Flying Fish.

This is the fourth early morning call out for Terrace firefighters this week. There have been two faulty alarms at Caledonia Senior Secondary School and there was a fire in the engine compartment of a Kalum Kabs taxi.

 

 

 

Just Posted

Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce celebrates big win for LNG

Federal government moves on recommendation to provide relief on steel duties

Terrace resolutions on liquor tax, childcare to be presented at UBCM

City of Terrace agenda takes aim at provincial ‘downloading’

All Nations Driving Academy gets $360K boost from province

Terrace-based driving school bridges gap in services for remote northwest B.C. communities

Skeena Watershed reopened for recreational pink and coho

Four sections and tributaries remain closed

Skeena Voices | Happy campers

Arizona couple celebrates 20 years of summer camping on Ferry Island

QUIZ: How much do you remember about Woodstock?

Weekend music festival in Bethel, New York, was held 50 years ago

Advocates ‘internationalize’ the fight to free Raif Badawi from Saudi prison

Raif Badawi was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his online criticism of Saudi clerics

RCMP, search crews hunt for 4-year-old boy missing near Mackenzie

George went missing early Saturday afternoon

Canadian entrepreneurs turning beer byproduct into bread, cookies and profits

Some breweries turn to entrepreneurs looking to turn spent grain into treats for people and their pets

Canada ‘disappointed’ terror suspect’s British citizenship revoked

Jack Letts, who was dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the U.K. media, has been detained in a Kurdish prison for about two years

Chrystia Freeland condemns violence in Hong Kong, backs right to peaceful assembly

There have been months of protests in the semi-autonomous region

B.C. VIEWS: Log exports and my other errors so far in 2019

Plastic bags, legislature overspending turn out differently

‘It’s just the freedom:’ Paralyzed Broncos player pursuing life on the water

The former Humboldt Broncos goaltender, who started in the net when he was nine, was paralyzed last year

Canadians killed in Afghanistan honoured during emotional dedication ceremony

One-hundred-fifty-eight Canadian soldiers died during the mission

Most Read