July 29, 2014 - 7:50 AM
CACHE CREEK – The cause of Monday night's fire at the downtown RBC is still unknown, but the bank remains standing this morning.
The bank caught fire around 5:30 p.m. A bank employee drove past the building and noticed smoke coming from its back corner. The fire then escalated to the building’s roof, and transformer blew on the hydro pole, said Damian Couture, Cache Creek’s Assistant Fire Chief.
“For now I don’t see (the bank) open for the next couple of days. It’s hard to say how long it will be,” Couture said.
In addition to Cache Creek members, the Ashcroft fire department responded along with B.C. Ambulance, RCMP and B.C. Hydro.
“Pretty much everyone we could call was called,” Couture said.
Including mop-up, the firefighters from both villages spent roughly five hours at the scene.
Couture said an investigator will work to determine the cause of the fire. B.C. Hydro will repair the damaged transformer.
He was not aware of any injuries.
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