Fire at the Alberta Co-op tonight - when we arrived just before 10, four engine companies were on scene and smoke was pouring out of the east wall in the front.
Firefighters chopped through some of the siding and Tyvek sheathing on the northeast side of the building and doused the fire with water, then ripped off more siding and sheathing to vent the smoke. Several firefighters climbed to the roof with a chain saw, ostensibly to vent more smoke and heat through the roof.
Speculation is that it was an electrical fire, and the Co-op is fortunate that it was detected during business hours so the fire apartment was alerted earlier. No estimates on damage or how long the co-op will be closed.